Shark Diving Cape Town

Shark diving Cape Town takes place from the Simon’s Town harbour. Simons Town is a beautiful harbour town, a mere 50-minute drive from Cape Town Central. Here, near Cape Town, you can dive with the majestic, sleek Blue and Mako Sharks, the prehistoric 7 Gill Cow Shark and some very feisty seals. This activity is suitable for snorkelers and scuba divers.

Blue and Mako Scuba Dive

Shark Diving Cape Town Blue & Mako Sharks

This dive trip is aimed at spotting and diving with Blue and Mako sharks, 25 nautical miles off the coast of Simon’s Town. However, we also often, but not guaranteed, experience some other awesome marine creatures on this tour. These animals include some large pelagic game fish, sea birds, whales and dolphins. The season officially opens in November but the best time to do this dive is from February to June. This shark dive tour is a long one, and sometimes the wait for sharks can be up to 3 hours. The reward is worth it though! Tours are highly weather dependant, so we suggest that you keep a couple of days open in your dairy instead of setting out just one day.

Included, Excluded

  • R3000 per person sharing

  • Location: Simon’s Town

  • Shark Tour

  • Snorkel and Scuba

  • Full dive gear equipment

  • Briefings

  • Coffee, tea and lunch

  • Drinks and snacks onboard

  • Transport

  • Camera

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Itinerary

  • Meet at Dive Centre at 06h00

  • Collect equipment, sign indemnities

  • Meet at Dive Centre at 06h00

  • Head down to Simonstown jetty at 0700

  • Board the boat assemble dive equipment

  • Proceed along the peninsula coast towards Cape Point

  • Short stop at Cape Point for sunrise photos

  • Briefing for the dive

  • Start the chumming process

  • Start the chumming process

  • Once the sharks arrive the dives start

  • Return to dive centre at 1400 for a hot shower, coffee and lunch

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What to bring

  • Dive certification card if scuba

  • Towel

  • Warm Jacket

  • Swimming costume

  • Sunblock

  • Camera

  • Own dive equipment if preferred

  • Seasick medication if  prone to seasickness

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Sevengill Shark Scuba Dive

Sevengill Cow Shark

Join us on a one-of-a-kind cage dive with the Broadnose Sevengill Sharks at the famed seal island. The only area in the world where you can cage dive with these ancient-looking sharks in False Bay. Sevengill Sharks are formidable predators of Cape Fur Seals, as well as other shark and fish species. They can grow to be 3 meters long and weigh up to 700 pounds. So come join us to view these fascinating sharks in their natural habitat.

The season is from September to May. The cage comfortably takes 5 divers at a time. Sharks are viewed on a breath-hold system. Our boat takes a maximum of 18 guests. Water temperature 14 – 18 º C with visibility between 3 and 20 meters.

Included, Excluded

  • R2500 per person sharing

  • Location: Simon’s Town

  • Shark Tour

  • Guided cage diving

  • Full dive gear equipment

  • Briefings

  • Hookah system available on request for qualified divers

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Itinerary

  • Meet between 8h15 and 8h45

  • Board boat and receive boat safety briefing and general information

  • Leave pier between 9h00 and 9h30

  • Arrive at the island between 9h25 and 9h55

  • Brief clients on shark hunting behaviour and what they can expect

  • Anchor boat and start chumming to get sharks to boat

  • Drop cage and brief clients on the cage dive and shark behaviour around the boat

  • Cage dive and view sharks from 10h00 to 12h00

  • Return to Simons Town harbor

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What to bring

  • Warm Jacket

  • Swimming costume

  • Sunblock

  • Camera

  • Water bottle (preferably re-useable)

  • Seasick medication if  prone to seasickness

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Cape Fur Seal Snorkeling

Cape Fur Seal Snorkel

Take an exciting journey with us to see Cape Fur Seals in their natural habitat. These sea clowns will leave you with a grin on your face. The 10-minute boat trip will take you around the Cape’s picturesque and craggy coastline to a small island where a local seal colony is ensconced. The sheer number of seals that occupy this hustling and bustling small rock will astound you once you arrive on the island. You will be briefed on your surroundings and prepared to see the curious seals dance and sprint around you in a show of strength and agility. As you interact with your new ocean-dwelling buddies after dipping your mask below the surface, the world above you will fade away.

Our knowledgeable dive instructors and skippers will offer you all of the assistance you require to enjoy a spectacular adventure. There is no need for prior expertise, and all necessary equipment will be provided. This journey is enjoyable for the entire family and is a must-do while in Cape Town!

The seal season is all year round and you snorkel with them at a maximum depth of 5 meters. The activity is for roughly 3 hours. Visibility range from 3 to 8 meters with water temperature ranging from 9 – 16 º C.

Included, Excluded

  • R900 per diver

  • R600 per person boat ride only

  • Location: Simon’s Town or Hout Bay

  • Seal Tour

  • 2 Experienced Dive Masters

  • Full equipment

  • Snacks & warm drinks on boat

  • Briefings

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Itinerary

  • Two meeting times depending on conditions and other programs. Either 9 am (or 1 pm).

  • Board boat and receive boat safety briefing and general information

  • Leave pier at 9h15 (or 13h15) (depending on meet time)

  • Arrive at 1st dive site at 9h45 (or 13h45). Receive dive briefing.

  • 1st dive at 10 am (or 2 pm). (dive between 40 – 60min)

  • Relocate to 2nd dive site (less than 10min). Have something to eat and drink.

  • Arrive at 2nd dive site around 11h30 (or 15h30).

  • Receive dive briefing.

  • 2nd dive at 11h45 (or 15h45). (dive between 40 – 60min)

  • Return to Simonstown pier at 13h00 (or 17h00).

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What to bring

  • Warm Jacket

  • Swimming costume

  • Sunblock

  • Camera

  • Water bottle (preferably re-useable)

  • Seasick medication if  prone to seasickness

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Cape Town Diving

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