Cage diving with sharks from Simon's Town, near Cape Town

Cage diving with sharks from Simon's Town, near Cape Town

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59 people chose this activity this year

Activity Snapshot

  • Sensation Level: Extreme
  • Spoken languages: English, Afrikaans
  • Fitness level: Everybody welcome
  • Duration: 1 half day
  • Cancellation policy: 
    strict 1) Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are automatically refunded the full activity price

    2) Cancellation between 30 and 10 days prior to the agreed activity starting date
    → You are entitled to a 50% refund

    3) 10 days or later, prior to the agreed activity starting date, are considered last-minute cancellations
    → No refund will be made
  • Meeting point:
    Shop WC13 Quayside Centre, Boardwalk Building, Wharf Road, Simonstown
  • Opening seasons:

Activity description

A must-do, bucket-list adventure; come and enjoy Shark Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from the world-famous Seal Island in False Bay.

Join African Shark Eco-Charters in Simons Town, a mere 45-minute drive from Cape Town. A 35-minute boat ride will take you to Seal Island, home of 65000 to 75000 Cape Fur Seals, and it is from here that you submerge into the natural world of the Great White Shark.

HOW IT WORKS.

Each participant gets to spend 20 minutes in the structurally engineered cage, which remains partially above the water and secured to the side of the boat. From there you are able to witness these graceful creatures as they interact with their natural surroundings in their natural environment. You will get to see these amazing sharks from the safety and security of the cage.

IS DIVING EXPERIENCE NECESSARY?

No diving experience is necessary to cage dive, a rudimentary understanding of swimming is required if you are to get into the cage.

African Shark Eco-Charters are the only operators who offer scuba with every dive, again no experience necessary as we make use of the hookah method. There are experienced instructors to assist you with any questions you may have. Should you choose to rather snorkel, please ask the helpful crew to assist you with a snorkel.

IS IT HARMFUL TO THE SHARKS?

The shark’s safety is of the utmost importance, and this time spent with the guests is used to educate and instil a love and respect of sharks of all kinds. A portion of your booking fee goes towards the institution for shark protection and study. It is African Shark Eco-Charters' fight to have Great White Sharks and their environment protected.

DOES SCUBA AFFECT THE SHARKS COMING TO THE CAGE?

No, definitely not. Great White Sharks are inquisitive creatures and if anything, the sounds and vibrations made by the bubbles make the sharks come to investigate where they are coming from.

This is a once in a lifetime, must-do, bucket list adventure that everyone has to try at least once!

Please Note: African Shark Eco-Charters operates from Simons Town between February and September each year, thereafter shark dives are booked in Gansbaai.

Offers

1
Morning shark cage diving trip

- Shark Cage Diving with Scuba Gear included for 20 minutes per person 
- 12 people on the boat 
- 2 or 3 people in the cage 
- 20 minutes boat transfer to the diving point: Seal Island, False Bay
- Possibility to re-dive if you like once every passenger had his turn
- All scuba gear included 
- Light Snack and Refreshment Drinks provided
- The trip departs from Simon’s Town at 7am sharp and returns at 12pm

 

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 10 years

All participants must be able to swim autonomously.

Special terms

Please Note: Apart from the high success rate, shark sightings and activities are never guaranteed, and even during peak season there may be days when the sightings are lower than expected. No refunds will be made for non-sightings. Rescheduling the trips is however possible. 

Transportation
Pick up from accommodation in Cape Town is possible to Simon's Town Pier Wharf Road- Simon's Town. You can arrange it with your instructor. 

There's an extra charge for pickups/ drop offs payable on the spot. 

Sensation Level: Extreme
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Meeting point:
Shop WC13 Quayside Centre, Boardwalk Building, Wharf Road, Simonstown
Included:
  • Scuba Gear
  • Refreshment drinks and snacks
2
Afternoon shark cage diving trip

- For afternoon shark cage diving only 8-10 divers are on the boat so you can enjoy a comfortable trip in a personal and exclusive environment.
- 2 to 4 people in the cage 
- 20 minutes boat transfer to the diving point: Seal Island, False Bay
- The average dive time is 20 minutes depending on the shark activity. Once everyone has had a go, and if there is enough time, then a second dive is allowed. Our crew is highly trained and safety is of utmost importance.
- All scuba gear included 
- Light Snack and Refreshment Drinks provided

Duration: Approx 4 hours. The afternoon shark cage diving trip leaves at 12pm and returns at 5pm weather depending.

 

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 10 years

All participants must be able to swim autonomously.

Special terms

Please Note: Apart from the high success rate, shark sightings and activities are never guaranteed, and even during peak season there may be days when the sightings are lower than expected. No refunds will be made for non-sightings. Rescheduling the trips is however possible. 

Transportation
Pick up from accommodation in Cape Town is possible to Simon's Town Pier Wharf Road- Simon's Town. You can arrange it with your instructor. 

There's an extra charge for the pickups/drop-offs payable on the spot.

Sensation Level: Extreme
Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Meeting point:
Shop WC13 Quayside Centre, Boardwalk Building, Wharf Road, Simonstown
Included:
  • Scuba Gear
  • Refreshment drinks and snacks

Meeting point

Shop WC13 Quayside Centre, Boardwalk Building, Wharf Road, Simonstown Get directions

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We had always wanted to do this, and during our vacation we signed up with Adrenaline Hunter. It was PERFECT. All of the staff was knowledgeable and made the whole experience fun. The marine biologist being on the boat with us to answer any questions was really cool. They even provided breakfast & lunch which was a nice bonus. It was also great that they made a professional go pro video of the entire day, the footage was much better than what we took. We were THRILLED with the everything. Great company and great experience!

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