Shark Explorers

(Established 2008)

Shark Explorers offers uniquely customised shark diving, viewing and filming expeditions. We will help you plan and execute your ultimate shark diving experience or shoot, by making sure you are in the right place at the right time with the best chance of successfully encountering your shark of choice.

Mission Statement

We believe that we can make a difference by showing people a positive experience with sharks. We don’t believe in misrepresenting them as potential killers for an adrenalin experience to sell tours. We do believe that sharks should be respected as the critically important predators they are.

Our specialties include:

In collaboration with our friends and partners we also offer you Tiger SharksWhale SharksRagged Tooth Sharks, Bull SharksBlack tip SharksBronze Whaler Sharks and Dusky Sharks. We will show you these misunderstood creatures like you have never experienced before.

Shark Explorers sets the standards and guidelines for responsible shark diving and interactions high. We provide a holistic experience which includes breaking down sensationalistic, adrenaline-hyped advertising, treating sharks with respect, reducing the impact we have on them and their environment, educating divers about their behaviour and the threats they face. Most importantly we want to show you the sheer beauty of these fascinating sharks and give you an experience you won’t forget.

Shark Explorers is active in several research, awareness and conservation projects involving sharks and rays around the world. Whether it’s sponsoring boats and equipment, assisting with fieldwork, or donating images and video, we’re passionate about contributing towards the conservation of sharks and  the oceans.

Meet The Team

Morne Hardenberg - Shark Explorers

Morne Hardenberg

In 2008 Morne founded the brand and company Shark Explorers “Change your perspective!”. He started offering dives with over 15 species of shark off the coast of South Africa before expanding to international waters.

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Brocq Maxey - Shark Explorers

Brocq Maxey

Brocq Maxey has been apart of Shark Explorers since the very beginning. He is a partner in both Shark Explorers and Atlantic Edge Films. Brocq is originally from Eleuthera, an island in the north-east part of The Bahamas.

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Stef Swanson - Shark Explorers

Stef Swanson

Stephen’s life-long interest in the ocean started at an early age along the shores of Cape Town-South Africa, later developing into him compiling over 25 years of experience whilst working in various marine research fields.

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Morne Le Grange - Shark Explorers

Morne Le Grange

Morne Le Grange has extensive experience and training in customer relations as well as operational management from a corporate perspective. Since his first dive it has always been a dream to work in the diving industry.

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Ernest Salima - Shark Explorers

Ernest Salima

Ernest, from Malawi, was born in Lilongwe City but raised by the lake in Nkhata-Bay. During his childhood he spent lots of time swimming in the lake after school.

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Nina Daniels - Shark Explorers

Nina Daniels

Nina has always been drawn to the ocean from a young age, her first free diving or snorkelling experience happened when she was just 5 years old in the waters of False Bay.

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Lindy Pieters

Lindy is the first helpful and friendly face you will see when you walk into Shark Explorers. She started out in he diving industry in Gansbaai in 2001 and has always been passionate about the ocean and shark conservation.

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Ria Hardenberg

Ria is the brains behind the scene safeguarding the smooth running of the finances and group bookings ensuring that our clients can sit back and relax as she has taken care of all the detail.

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The Fleet

Shark Explorer 2

Shark Explorers Fleet - Shark Explorer 2

A 35ft GeeCat powered by twin 300hp low emersion 4 stroke suzuki’s. She has been custom built for White shark cage diving and offers clients a 5 star platform when out at sea. Equipped with toilet and hand basin, change room and outside freshwater shower, a top view deck which is perfect for those wishing to view the sharks from the boat.

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Shark Explorer

Shark Explorers Fleet - Shark Explorer

A 9m Butt Catt powered by twin 200hp 4 stroke Suzuki’s.  She was designed and built for open ocean conditions and provides stability even when seas are choppy.​ This fully equipped vessel has the top of the range Garmin navigation system and radar. Onboard we have a toilet and ample space for extra gear and equipment. She has a custom fitted dive rack and is well suited for divers to be comfortable in all sea conditions.  She is our main dive boat in Cape town, servicing Offshore and Inshore dive trips.

Explorer 2

A 8m rib powered by twin 115hp 4 stoke Suzuki’s. Like Explorer 1, this vessel is fast, comfortable and ideal for quick exit and entry whether scuba diving or snorkeling. This wide beamed boat allows for more deck space and gear storage. This vessel is used for Sardine Run, Inshore diving, and Seal snorkeling.

Explorer 1

Shark Explorers Fleet - Explorer 1

A 9m rib powered by twin 140hp 4 stroke Suzuki’s. This vessel is ideal for quick exit and entry whether scuba diving or snorkelling. She has been customized with a camera table that allows for underwater housings to be safe and secure off the deck. She is a fast but comfortable ride and guarantees to have you at the action first! This vessel is used for Sardine Run, Inshore and Offshore diving, and Seal snorkeling.