Did you know…the Great White Shark gets its name from its universal all-white belly. The dorsal colouring however, ranges from pale to dark grey, and can vary tremendously depending on the lighting, water colour and vizibility.
Awesome picture taken by Rob Lawrence of an under-belly breach!
Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips.
We would consider our high season to be from May to end of August and the best months for the predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on the shark cage diving and surface viewing.
Transfers: Optional: Return transfers from designated pickup points in Cape Town
Duration: Approx 5.5 hours. The trip departs from Simon’s town at 7am sharp and returns at 12h30.
Here are some very important questions to ask when choosing a great white shark operator. Sadly many people don’t ask and then regret it later.
How many passengers on your boat? 12. We focus on smaller groups to ensure that everyone has a personal experience with the great white sharks.
How many divers in the shark cage? 2 maximum. Many operators take 5-8 guests at a time.
Do you offer scuba? Yes. All diving equipment is supplied. No diving experience is necessary however you are welcome to snorkel as well. Most operators only allow you to hold your breath, seriously!
Does using scuba affect the sharks coming to the boat? No. If it did we would not do it! Working in False Bay since 1996, we have found that the bubbles or scuba noise have no effect on the great white sharks. Most operators don’t like to work with scuba as re-filling tanks is a bother and they don’t want to do it.
Do you use shark liver to attract sharks? No
What to bring on your shark breaching AIRJAWS trip
- Rain/wind jacket
- Sun block and Hat
- Camera (we sell disposable underwater camera’s)
- Take sea sick tablets
Please Note: We have a very high success rate, however with all wild animals, shark sightings, activity, predation events and shark breaching can vary from day to day. Even during peak season there may be days when we do not see any great white shark breaching or predatory events.
Please be aware of this, so you do not arrive with unrealistic expectations. Rather come hoping to see these natural events, than expecting. No refunds will be made for non-sightings. We will however offer you a voucher for another trip.
We hope to see you join one of our spectacular AIRJAWS trips!