Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving is one of the main reasons that people come to Cape Town. And shark cage diving is what we offer! Book with us in  False Bay or we can book you on a Gansbaai Trip.



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FALSE BAY SHARK CAGE DIVING TRIPS: Feb-Sept. See Gansbaai trips for Oct-Jan

Below is information on False Bay. See Gansbaai Trips under Shark Tours Page.

In False Bay we offer two main shark cage diving trips. AM shark diving combo airjaws trip  and the PM shark diving trip. Both offer shark cage diving with scuba.

What makes shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters different?

Well, lots of things, but the actual  shark cage diving WITH scuba on our boat  is what sets us firmly apart.

We offer our shark cage diving with scuba. Guests often reveal to us, especially after they dive, how they can’t imagine as incredible of an adventure if you have to breath hold while in the cage.

It may seem trivial, but I promise, it’s not. On our trips you can stay  shark cage diving for a full twenty minutes, and even have another go after everyone who wants to get in the water has gone once. To be able to stay submerged and not have to come up for air is amazing.

You can really settle in and get a full sense of  how the great white sharks move through their environment so effortlessly.

You will be astonished how these sharks can just appear and disappear in the underwater gloom. It’s amazing how such a large animal can be so stealthy! And the best part is you won’t have to come up for air right when they make a turn directly in front of the cage!

Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving-Simon’s Town

The adventure begins in Simon’s Town,  just 45 min from Cape Town. A 20 minute boat ride will take you to Seal Island  False Bay.

NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. We are the only one to offer scuba diving on all our trips. No experience needed all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage. You are welcome to snorkel as well if you don’t wish to scuba dive.

The crew is highly trained and safety is of utmost importance for your shark cage diving trip.

Our guides try to chat with all the guests but its very hard if you are not open to talk “shark”. So, please ask questions and engage with the guides. They love to share their knowledge andyou will have a nicer trip if you are open, talkative and show interest in the sharks.
Optional: Return transfers from designated pickup points in Cape Town
Approx 5.5 hours. The trip departs from Simon’s town at 7am sharp and returns at 12h30.
12. We don’t want you just to be a number, which is why we choose to take out only small groups, making it a more personal experience and to spend enough time sharing our love and knowledge of the great white shark with you.
We aim for 2-4. Not 5-8 like a lot of other operators.
Yes All diving equipment is supplied. No diving experience is necessary.
No. In our experience working in False Bay since 1996, we have found that the bubbles or scuba noise have no effect on the great white sharks.
Come along even if just surface-viewing.

IMPORTANT- Please Note: We have a very high success rate, but we are working with wild animals. Please be aware of this, so you do not arrive with unrealistic expectations. Shark sightings and activity 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. We will however offer you a voucher  for another trip.

We had such fun shark cage diving in South Africa. We chose African Shark Eco-Charters in Simons Town and will refer them to anyone wishing to do a shark trip. – John and Regina USA


Come Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown!

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