Make an unforgettable memory shark cage diving with the great white sharks around Mossel Bay.
Shark cage diving is an experience like no other, from within the protection of a steel cage you will have the unique chance to take a closer look at the grace and beauty of the white sharks.
If you are fascinated by the powerful beauty of the shark, this activity will leave you in awe! The mysteries surrounding this spectacular ocean predator beckon us to come and admire their powerful, predatory behaviour up-close and personal
Fitness level: Beginner
Duration: 4 hours
Ages: Minimum 4 years old
Languages: Afrikaans, English
Availability: All year
Time: 7am-3pm, depending on weather
Pricing: R1400 (viewing only) or R2050 (shark cage diving) per person, as at Jan 2019.
A typical shark cage diving trip
Meet with your instructors at the commercial slip next door to the yacht club in Mossel Bay. It’s better to be there approximately one hour before launch time, so you can relax and have some breakfast, chat with the staff and listen to the safety and boat trip briefing.
The boat trip from the dock to the shark cage diving site lasts only about ten minutes, so there is no tedious boat ride.
In fact, Mossel Bay has some of the most accessible white sharks in the world. Mossel Bay is also very protected so the conditions at sea are normally very calm and comfortable. The crew will provide a briefing concerning the cage diving on the boat.
To find the sharks the crew have to bait and chum. The baits and chum are natural marine products! It is strictly prohibited to use anything that is not natural to the sharks and their environment. It can take several minutes or several hours for the first shark to appear.
Once the sharks approach the boat, the cage will go into the water and the diving will begin. Topside viewing is exciting for the non-diver and as the shark works very close to the surface you will have plenty of opportunity to take some action shots and share them with your friends! Selfies with sharks are highly likeable!
Please note: Shark cage diving is not a jaws movie set, so the crew makes sure not to have the sharks banging into the boat and cage as can injure them and produces a false impression. All the boat trips are done with special care to sharks!
A trip generally lasts for more or less four hours. You will be offered a light lunch, snacks and drinks on the boat and there is plenty of opportunity to chat with the staff and ask questions. Upon return to the dock, you can get afternoon tea and you will also get the certificate of attendance as a souvenir of your shark cage diving experience!
Whom is it for?
Literally anyone! All you need is to know is how to swim! If you know how to swim, then the crew will brief you on how to use the diving equipment and enjoy the sightings underwater!
Immortalise your experience
You are encouraged to bring your own GoPro or underwater camera. Otherwise you can buy a DVD of your experience for R350 after you have finished your trip.
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Pricing from ZAR 1400 (no diving) to ZAR 2050/person, as at March 2019