SHARK CAGE DIVING CAPE TOWN
The deep blue waters of False Bay are intoxicating. You scan the depths as the rugged outline of Seal Island draws closer, or watch the wave’s crash upon the rocky, mammoth headland of Cape Point as you head out into the Atlantic Ocean for shark cage diving in Cape Town. In every sharky location, a diverse abundance of wildlife surrounds, Southern Right whales exhaling through their blowholes, comedic African Penguins and thousand-strong pods of Common Dolphins patrolling for schools of fish. Yet the species you yearn to see most are always solitary; evolutionary masterpieces perfectly adapted to their habitat. Without warning – a movement catches your eye; the faintest shimmer, the merest glint of white teeth and an agile, powerful body. Could it really be? You have waited so long to see one. The incredible shark species found in these waters include Sevengill, Bronze Whaler, Blue and Mako shark, together with the occasional sighting of a Great white shark. No matter the species – your perspective will have been changed forever, way beyond your wildest imagination.
We see a variety of shark species throughout the year according to the seasons, weather, water temperature and other factors. Trips are confirmed dependant on weather and not species dependant.Packages
Location – Simon’s Town, 45 minutes from Cape Town
15 minutes from the Cape of Good Hope 2 minutes from Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
The first launch meets from 06h30 – 10h00AM The second launch meets from 10h00 – 14h00PM
The meeting times are subject to change based on weather and, sightings. The exact time will be confirmed with you the afternoon before your trip
Door to door transfers arranged upon request
Half day trips – 3 to 4 hours at sea
12 guests maximum
4 – 5 guests
We use breath – hold or snorkel. No Experience needed for either method. Air for certified divers upon request
8 years old to board and 10 years to cage dive
53 – 68 ºF Don’t worry! Our wetsuit will keep you toasty warm
7 – 65 feet
Light lunch, snacks and refreshments
We offer a combination morning shark cage diving trip in Simon’s Town plus a visit to see the African Penguin Colony at Boulders Beach and a tour of The Cape Point Nature Reserve.
We’ll pick up from your hotel with the exact time confirmed the day before your trip
Light breakfast before heading out for your shark tour
Eat lunch in Simon’s Town or along the way. Good luncheon options include The Lighthouse in Simon’s Town, Black Marlin in between the Boulders Beach and The Cape of Good Hope or the Two Oceans restaurant located in the Cape of Good Hope reserve.
Boulders Beach Penguin Colony
Five minutes outside Simon’s Town, is the Boulders Beach Penguin Colony – Home to the African Penguin. Experience these delightful birds up close in their own habitat. The sandy, compact cove with large boulders, offers a home to waddling penguins & their nesting areas. It is one of the few sites where this vulnerable bird can be observed at close range, wandering freely in a protected natural environment. From just two breeding pairs in 1982, the penguin colony has grown to about 3,000 birds in recent years. This is partly due to the reduction in commercial pelagic trawling in False Bay which has increased the supply of small bait fish, which form part of the penguins’ diet. Bordered mainly by indigenous bush above the high-water mark on the one side, and the clear water of False Bay on the other, the area comprises a number of small sheltered bays, partially enclosed by granite boulders that are 540 million years old.
Cape Point – The Cape of Good Hope
Cape Point, a World Heritage Site, and protected Nature Reserve is the only place on the planet where one finds an area of vast natural beauty, world renown for it natural vegetation and rich bio-diversity.
Part of the Cape of Good Hope is not the southern tip of Africa, despite lying at the south-west corner of the Cape Peninsula, just a little south of Cape Point on the south-east corner.
This part of the park is home to an array of fynbos, over 250 species of birds, buck, baboons and Cape mountain zebra.
There are numerous picnic spots, paths on which one can set off on foot or mountain bike, and tidal pools on almost isolated beaches.
The area is of rich cultural and historical significance and includes monuments to early explorers such as Vasco da Gama and Bartolomeu Dias. The Two Oceans Restaurant is a good option for lunch.
We’ll return to your accommodation late afternoon