Shark Cage Diving

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Great Shark, Great Experience

If you’re looking for the best great white shark cage diving or viewing experience with the highest safety standards and latest boats. Shark Divers is the place to contact! They’ve been in the industry for over 12 years, working with proficient operators.

Are you wondering where to go shark diving in South Africa? We’ve made it easier for you! Take a look at the four options below:


The capital of the Great White Shark in South Africa. Ideal for thrill seekers and shark lovers, it’s a 2-hour drive from Cape Town.

Your shark cage diving or viewing experience includes breakfast on arrival, drinks and snacks on board and light lunch after the tour as well as all necessary equipment needed. You’ll spend about 2 to 2.5 hours on sea.

For those who wish not to cage dive still have the choice to enjoy viewing from the boat. Complimentary snacks and drinks will be available onboard but alcohol and smoking is not permitted on any great white shark diving boats.

Mossel Bay

Located on the scenic coastline of the Garden Route, Mossel Bay, is protected and great white shark tours take place daily with only one boat operating in this area. Water here is warmer than in Gansbaai and Simons Town making it likely to go cage diving without a wetsuit.

Cape Town

Cage diving takes place in Simon’s Town near Cape Town and includes towing; which means that for an hour before the cage diving starts, a decoy seal is towed behind the boat at speed in order to call on a breach.

The season differs between mid-January to mid-October and the cage takes divers at a time, but can take a maximum of 6 – if required. The boat, however, can take a maximum of 18 guests on board.


You have the option to either get into a cage or not in Umkumaas, near Durban. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and go snorkeling with sharks such as black tip, spinner sharks and white tip sharks, to mention a few, during December to March.

The cage can hold 8 people at a time, although they restrict it to 6 people, for comfort purposes. You’ll get to be in the water for at least 30-45 minutes in the water, depending on the number of individuals and sea conditions.

No scuba qualification is needed to cage dive.

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