White shark cage diving in Mossel Bay

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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 4 hrs
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Minimum age: From 12 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

There's nothing more fascinating than diving with the great white sharks around Mossel Bay. Protected by the cage you will have the chance to take a closer look on the graceful beauty of the white sharks. The mysteries surrounding this spectacular shark beckon us to come closer and admire their powerful, predatory behaviour. If you are a shark lover, this activity will leave you awed!

A typical day of shark cage diving

You will meet with your instructors at the commercial slip next door to the yacht club. It's better to be there an hour before launch time so you can relax, have some breakfast, chat with the staff and listen to the safety and boat trip briefing.

The trip from the dock to the shark site is only about ten minutes so there isn't a long and tedious boat ride. In fact, Mossel Bay has the most accessible white sharks in the world. The bay is also very protected so the sea conditions are normally very calm and comfortable. The crew will provide a briefing concerning the cage diving on the boat.

To find the sharks the crew have to bait and chum. The baits and chum are natural marine products! It is strictly avoided to use anything that is not natural to the sharks and the environment.  It can take several minutes or several hours for the first shark to appear.

Once the sharks approach the boat, the cage will go into the water and the diving will begin. Topside viewing is exciting for non-divers as the shark rises very close to the surface you will have plenty of opportunities to take some action shots and share them with your friends! Selfies with sharks get loads of likes!

Attention: Shark cage diving is not a jaws movie set, so the crew makes sure not to have the sharks banging into the boat and cage as this injures them and produces a false impression. All the boat trips are done with special attention to the sharks!

A trip generally lasts for more or less four hours. There are plenty of opportunities to chat with the staff and ask questions. Upon return to the dock, you will also get the certificate of attendance as a souvenir! 

Who is it for?

Literally anyone! All you need to know is how to swim! If you know how to swim, then the crew will brief you on how to use the diving equipment and enjoy the sightings underwater! 

A mouthful of adrenaline for the adventure seekers! 

You are encouraged to bring your own GoPro or underwater camera.

Otherwise, you can buy a DVD of your experience for 350Rand after you have finished your trip.

Please take into account that depending on the conditions Mother Nature provides, shark sightings are not guaranteed, but White Shark Africa will do all in their power to give you the best chances.

Course of events

Starting times can go from 7 am till 3 pm depending on weather conditions.

- After meeting with your instructors at the meeting point (opposite the Diaz Museum) you will have a briefing in the office about shark cage diving.

- On the boat, you will be given instructions on how to use the scuba gear.

- All shark cage diving tours are done in an eco-respective and friendly way.

- At the end of the tour, you will get your certificate for attending the Great White Shark tour.

- All necessary equipment is included.

Activity requirements

Basic swimming skills required

Special terms

Mind that sightings can take time to attract the sharks and that they are not guaranteed.

You need to have with you your passport or driver's license to go on a shark cage diving boat tour.


  • Buffet breakfast at launch site
  • Wetsuits and diving equipment
  • Afternoon tea
  • Certificate of attendance
  • Video (350Rand)
Do not forget to bring
  • Sunscreen
  • Passport or Driving licence
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Hat or cap
  • A warm jacket
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Meeting point
7 Church Street, Bayside Centre (Checkers Centre), Mossel Bay Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.5 / 5
  • (24)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

Sólo conseguimos ver un tiburón blanco pequeño (que seria una cría), pero la actuación de los profesionales del equipo fue excelente. Los vi el año pasado y volveré si puedo para verlos.

  • 5 / 5

Shark Cage Diving

  • 5 / 5

An amazing day with the team from white shark Africa Seeing the great white sharks in Mossel Bay. Everyone got to see good views of the sharks from in the water and above. The team was brilliant and very informative. I couldn't have asked for a better day with the family.

  • 4 / 5

It was always a dream of mine to see a white shark not only on television. We were lucky that day and saw one! Just one and not as big as I wished but that is the wide ocean - you never know what comes up.

  • 3.5 / 5

Nice activity. Quite a long wait for the sharks, but cool to see one!

  • 5 / 5

This was a truly exhilarating experience.

  • 4.8 / 5

Great! Saw 3 sharks up close, but visibility underwater was very low

  • 3.5 / 5

I can't rate better, because we didn't see sharks but therefore got a 30% refund.

  • 5 / 5

Saw a lot of sharks! Really close to the cage :) Amazing experience, would love to do it again!

  • 5 / 5

The dive was amazing! Would love to do it all over again. Saw so many sharks.

  • 5 / 5

Such a wonderful experience and fantastic team taking you to dive with great white sharks.

  • 5 / 5


  • 4.8 / 5

Shark cage

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  • 3.3 / 5

They didn't call us the day we had to depart. We went there at 8 but they already left at 7. The lady didn't phone the right number, that's why I haven't heard about that. They never apologized. We've been lucky that someone cancelled the other departure. Otherwise we coudn't have gone divining.

  • 2 / 5

Sharkwatchingtour without sharks couldn’t be good, sorry

  • 5 / 5

I completely see sharks differently, was not afraid at all, rather saw them as majestic creatures. Incredible experience and one that I will never forget

  • 5 / 5

Activité bien encadrée, on se sentait en sécurité. On était juste malade car le bateau bougeait beaucoup. Mais à faire absolument.

  • 5 / 5

Geweldige activiteit! Totaal niet eng, wat ik overigens wel verwacht had.

  • 4 / 5

Exiting experience absolute value fir niney

  • 4.8 / 5

Amazing Experience, well done.

  • 5 / 5

Great day

  • 5 / 5

Awesome! Saw lots of sharks and had a fab afternoon

  • 5 / 5

It is amazing, we saw 9 sharks and it is super safe. My mom wasn't going to dive but when she saw us she changed her mind.