False Bay is a mere 30min drive from Cape Town international airport and a white shark hotspot. Great White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), are probably the most charismatic and popular of the shark species. However, much of what is seen on TV or read is about them is not based on reality. These sharks are awesome. Nothing compares to seeing a white shark for the first time and all preconceived ideas are crushed with the first viewing.
You don’t even have to climb in the cage to get a good view as many of the sharks swim at the surface and some even pop their heads out to have a look at you. Join Shark Explorers as we head out before dawn to witness the raw power of nature epitomized by a Great White Shark launching itself out of the water to catch its Seal prey. These attacks can last for minutes at a time and the sharks have a 50% success rate at catching their prey. After experiencing this breathtaking interaction, we lower a cage in the water and you can have the opportunity of viewing these spectacular predators in their natural environment.
Location: Simons Town,Cape Town. South Africa.
Season: Feb – Sept
The Dive: Scuba/snorkel. Cage takes max 3 divers at a time.
Dive depth: Surface cage.
Water Temp: 14 – 18º C
Water visibility: 3 – 20 meters
Dive time: between 30 – 90minutes depending on shark activity.
Other species on this expedition: Cape Fur Seal, Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Brydes Whale, Southern Right Whale, African Penguin.
Mid Season (Feb – April) AM trip : R1750 per person
Mid Season (Feb – April) PM trip : R1400 per person
High Season (May – Sept) AM trip : R2100 per person
High Season (May – Sept) PM trip : R1500 per person
We take a maximum of 10 people to reduce the impact on the sharks and enhance your personal experience.