SHARK DIVING DURBAN SOUTH AFRICA

Shark Diving in Durban is open!

Shark cage diving and viewing tours in Durban takes place from nearby Umkomaas. The meeting point is at our dive centre in Umkomaas. Tours start from R700 per person.

Shark Cage Diving Umkomaas, Durban
  • Self-drive Diver: R1000 p/p

  • Self-drive Boat Rider: R700 p/p

  • Location: Umkomaas, Durban

  • Boat-based viewing included

  • No scuba qualification needed

  • Children and non-divers welcome

  • Transport available (Extra cost)

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Shark Cage Diving Durban

What will you see Shark Diving Durban?

Cage diving in Durban is dominated by a large number of Oceanic Blacktip sharks. You can expect to see up to 25 sharks when cage diving from Umkomaas. You do not need a scuba qualification, and you can choose to snorkel inside or outside the cage. Many shark lovers venture outside the comfort of the floating cage once comfortable with the sharks.

Depending on the season, your ride may include sightings of dolphins, turtles, and even the majestic whales, so remember your camera! You can also rent a Go-Pro from us for R200.

DURBAN SHARK DIVING ITINERARY

  • Meet 7am in Umkomaas

  • Coffee on arrival

  • Dive and Safety Briefing

  • Boat launch 9am

  • 20 minute Boat ride

  • 30 to 45 minutes in Cage

  • At Sea 1 to 2 hours

  • Return to land

  • Debrief and Showers

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Shark Diving Durban

Shark Cage Diving Trip Summary

Join us early morning, around 7 am, at our dive centre in Umkomaas.
From Umkomaas, we launch our Superduck (awesome semi-rigid rubber duck boat) through the surf and ride about 20 minutes to a shark hotspot.

Once we arrive at the dive spot, our crew bait the water with sardine and anchovy. Within 10 to 20 minutes, there can be anywhere from 5 to 25 Oceanic Blacktip sharks around the cage.

You can look forward to spending at least 30 minutes (up to an hour) in the water as conditions allow. Stay inside the 4 to 6 person cage or snorkel around the cage and boat, freely swimming with sharks. Between January and March, we may be lucky enough to encounter a Tiger shark.

After our dive, we pack up and head back to land where you can warm up with coffee and hot showers.

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GANSBAAI

Shark species in Mossel Bay include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks

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Gansbaai is the most famous spot in South Africa to see Great white sharks. 7 Boats launch from Kleinbaai harbour daily on route to view the sharks. Meeting time starts at around 8am and tours cost from R900 to R2200 per person.

Recent sightings during February in Gansbaai had tourists seeing Great White and Copper Sharks.

MOSSEL BAY

Shark species in Mossel Bay include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks

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When visiting Mossel Bay in South Africa’s Garden Route, then cage diving should be at the top of your adventure list! As the weather permits, Mossel Bay’s only operator goes out everyday. Since resuming operations in September 2020, Mossel Bay has recorded fantastic great white shark sightings.

The hottest great white shark sightings in South Africa this year were recorded from Mossel Bay. Great White and Hammerhead Sharks are included in the sightings.