So you want to go shark cage diving in Mossel Bay? Great White Shark Sightings in Mossel Bay are currently the best in South Africa. Shark cage diving and viewing tours in Mossel Bay takes place from the local Harbour. The meeting point is at our crew house in Mossel Bay near the harbour.  Tours start from R1500 per child, R2500 per student or local and up to R2650 per adult. Please confirm availability with our reservations agent before arranging travel plans.

Mossel Bay Shark Diving

  • R1500 per Child

  • R2500 per Student/Local

  • R2950 R2650 per Adult

  • Location: Mossel Bay

  • Shark Tour

  • Cage Diving

  • Boat-based Viewing

  • No scuba qualification needed

  • Children and Non-divers Welcome

  • Transport Available (extra cost)

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Shark Sightings

Cage diving in Mossel Bay will bring you up close and personal to Great white sharks. You might also see the Hammerhead Shark and of course, you will be viewing the small rock island called Seal Island. This island is heavily populated with seals which is a great food source for great white sharks. Shark sightings are not guaranteed but if you don’t see any sharks at all, you can go again for free. Currently during the start of 2022, Mossel Bay has had the highest sightings rate of all destinations in South Africa. A typical tour lasts between 2 and 4 hours at sea, depending on the tides, weather, and shark activity.

Shark Diving Mossel Bay Trip Summary

Your shark dive meeting point is at our office in central Mossel Bay, near the harbour. Meeting times are usually between 7am, and 10am, depending mostly on the weather and tides. You will be given the exact times by our office the day before the tour.

Step into our office an hour before the boat launch time to enjoy coffee while listening to the dive and safety briefing. After this, we take a short walk to the harbour. The boat launches for the 2km ride to the shark hotspot, Seal Island. As Mossel Bay has the most accessible white sharks globally, the ride is only 10 minutes.

Cage Diving

After anchoring, the crew will start chumming and put the cage in the water when the first shark arrives. The cage does not go underwater completely and is tied directly next to the boat. When you are in the cage, your head sticks out above the water with the boat directly behind you.

All the equipment needed to cage dive is included and ready for you on the boat. We have wetsuits of all sizes, and no scuba qualification is necessary. Children from 12 years old can join in the cage diving fun.

If you decide to take the plunge and cage dive, you will get roughly 20 minutes on your first time in. You will almost certainly have a second chance to get in the cage.

After about 2 to 3 hours on the sea, we return to shore. You then get a certificate (official bragging rights) of your day with the great white sharks.

Thrill-Seekers Unite: Great White Shark Cage Diving in Mossel Bay, South Africa

If you’re a thrill-seeker with a fascination for the ocean’s most fearsome predator, then cage diving with great white sharks in Mossel Bay, South Africa should be at the top of your bucket list. This adrenaline-pumping adventure offers an opportunity to get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures while ensuring your safety in a sturdy underwater cage. Mossel Bay, situated along the picturesque Garden Route of South Africa, is renowned as one of the best places on Earth for shark cage diving. Let’s explore why this experience is a must for any adventure enthusiast.

The Location: Mossel Bay

Mossel Bay, with its stunning coastal landscapes, is an ideal hub for shark cage diving. This charming town, nestled between the Outeniqua Mountains and the Indian Ocean, provides a breathtaking backdrop for your adventure. The waters around Mossel Bay are teeming with marine life, making it a hotspot for shark activity.

The Star of the Show: The Great White Shark

Great white sharks are legendary predators of the deep, and Mossel Bay is home to a significant population of these apex predators. These sharks can grow to enormous sizes, with some individuals reaching lengths of up to 20 feet and weighing over 5,000 pounds. The opportunity to witness their immense power and grace in their natural habitat is an awe-inspiring experience.

The Experience

The thrill of shark cage diving in Mossel Bay is unmatched. Here’s a glimpse of what you can expect:

  1. Safety First: The safety of participants is the top priority. The operators use specially designed, sturdy cages that are lowered into the water, ensuring that you are well protected from the sharks. The cages are made from high-quality materials and equipped with clear viewing panels to maximize your underwater experience.
  2. Educational Insights: Before you dive, you’ll receive a briefing from experienced guides. They will provide you with valuable information about great white sharks, their behaviour, and the local ecosystem, making the experience not only thrilling but educational too.
  3. Close Encounters: Once in the cage, you’ll have a front-row seat to the mesmerizing underwater world of these majestic predators. The waters of Mossel Bay provide excellent visibility, allowing you to see the sharks up close as they approach the cage.
  4. Natural Habitat: Unlike in aquariums, where the sharks are in captivity, this experience allows you to observe them in their natural habitat. Witnessing their movements, hunting techniques, and interactions with other marine life is truly an unforgettable sight.
  5. Adventure and Adrenaline: The rush of excitement and adrenaline that comes with being just inches away from a great white shark is an experience you’ll remember for a lifetime.

Conservation and Awareness

Shark cage diving in Mossel Bay also plays a significant role in shark conservation and raising awareness about these incredible creatures. Many operators are actively involved in research and conservation efforts to protect great white sharks and their habitat. By participating in this activity, you are supporting these conservation initiatives and gaining a deeper appreciation for the importance of marine biodiversity.

Great white shark cage diving in Mossel Bay, South Africa, is an adventure of a lifetime that combines thrill and education in one breathtaking experience. Mossel Bay’s stunning coastal beauty, coupled with the chance to come face to face with these awe-inspiring predators, makes it a top destination for adventure enthusiasts. Not only will you get your heart racing, but you’ll also leave with a newfound respect for the ocean and its magnificent inhabitants. So, if you’re ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush and an unforgettable encounter with the ocean’s apex predator, Mossel Bay is the place to be. Dive in and experience the thrill for yourself!

Mossel Bay Shark Diving

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Ricardo Coser
Ricardo Coser
Very good experience, all like description and more 😍 recommended 🙂
Lieze Fourie
Lieze Fourie
Dit was n baie unieke ondervinding. Die crew was baie hulpvaardig en Edgar het die ervaring baie verbeter. Dankie Tannie Janeen vir al die moeite
Naman Rungta
Naman Rungta
Great experience. Everything was as promised. Everyone got 20 minutes in the cage which was more than enough to see the sharks up so close. The homemade vegetable soup served after the trip was delicious. Another five stars for the perfect ending. The whatsapp team responses quickly and keeps you upto date with detailed information. Thank you.
Vanessa Schäfer
Vanessa Schäfer
We booked the tour through Sharkdivers directly on the homepage. You give your credit card information for the booking, but pay when you arrive. We were welcomed with a hearty breakfast and after a safety briefing we started right away. The boat is large, comfortable and the trip takes 15 minutes. Upon arrival, we saw a seal after a few minutes and a short time later we saw around 8 bronze sharks. This was an incredible experience that I would recommend to anyone. The staff provided us with Information about the animals and made us feel safe. Surprisingly, we felt very comfortable in the cage. Everyone had enough time in the cage. Snacks and hot chocolate were provided. Clearly 5 stars, everything was great, we would book the tour again anytime.
Caitriona O'Mahony
Caitriona O'Mahony
Booked this trip with Janeen who was super responsive and very helpful. A great experience, lovely atmosphere on the boat - everyone so friendly and fun. No white shark unfortunately but lots of bronze whale sharks. An unforgettable morning, highly recommend!
Abdulaziz Alhamed
Abdulaziz Alhamed
Nice organising. Good prices.
Yale Mollar
Yale Mollar
What a wonderful experience! All events ran according to time, the instructions were clear and easy to follow. The crew knew exactly what to do and were very helpful, we felt safe. We even got see some dolphins as well 🙌🏼 we were served a lovely warm soup after going out to sea while watching our video
L Marais
L Marais
Amazing people and experience. Thank you to everyone.
Alessandra Carminati
Alessandra Carminati
We saw lot of brown sharks. Nice experience and great staff!