SHARK CAGE DIVING IN SIMONS TOWN
We love great white sharks!
Shark Cage Diving is a “must do” for anyone visiting Cape Town. At African Shark Eco-Charters we offer you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the Ocean’s most magnificent creatures, the Great White Shark!
Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where your boat departs early in the morning. A short boat ride will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior.
NO QUALIFICATIONS are necessary! The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. Only two enter the cage at a time, all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage, allowing you to enjoy a great dive without cumbersome, heavy tanks and gear.
The average dive time is 20-30 minutes depending on the shark activity. Once everyone has had a go, then a second dive is allowed for those interested in diving again. The crew is highly trained and safety is of utmost importance.
The Great White is a very curious animal and will often circle and come up to the cage, as if to get a “personal” look at the diver. This will certainly get your heart rate going and is most definitely a adrenalin rush.