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!
SHARK SEASON IN FALSE BAY WILL END AS OF THE 15TH OF OCTOBER. WE RECOMEND YOU CHECK OUT OUR GANSBAAI SHARK TOURS UNDER SHARK TOURS PAGE.
FALSE BAY RE-OPENS 01 FEBRUARY 2014. UNTIL THEN WE WILL BOOK YOU IN GANSBAAI.
BELOW IS THE INFORMATION FOR FALSE BAY NOT GANSBAAI. CHECK OUT GANSBAAI SHARK TOURS FROM NOW-JAN.
FALSE BAY SHARK TRIPS:
We offer two main trips. AM shark diving trip (AKA AIRJAWS in peak season) and the PM shark diving trip. Both offer shark cage diving with scuba.
What makes shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters different?
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-Simon’s Town
The adventure begins in Simon’s Town, just 45 min from Cape Town. A 20 minute 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. Only two enter the cage at a time. 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.
Good Advice: 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.
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.
How many guests on the boat? 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.
How many divers in the cage? 2 maximum. Not 5-8 like a lot of other operators.
Do you offer scuba? Yes All diving equipment is supplied. No diving experience is necessary.
Does using scuba affect the sharks coming to the boat? 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.
Do you use shark liver to attract sharks? No
Do: 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.
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