Shark Cage Diving FAQ’s

Cage Diving and Shark Trip FAQs

How many people can go in the cage at the same time?  Do I need scuba diving experience?  Can you snorkel in the cage? Are children allowed on the boat?  What if the weather is bad?

In our CAGE DIVING FAQ’s you will find  all the information you need for Shark trip.


Approx 4.5 hours. The trip departs from Simon’s town at 7am sharp and returns at 11h30. We may be earlier or later depending on shark activity.

Can you pick us up from our hotel or guest house?2018-11-21T11:07:07+00:00

Yes, we can arrange a pick up for you in the city area. This is an extra service and not included in the price.

Good Advice2018-11-21T11:01:27+00:00

Our guides try to chat with all the guests but its very hard if you are not open to talk “shark”. So, please ask questions and engage with the guides. They love to share their knowledge with you, and you will have a nicer trip if you are open, talkative and show interest in the sharks.

How many guests on the boat?2018-02-12T14:37:19+00:00

 16-18 We don’t want you just to be a number, which is why we choose to take out only small groups, making it a more personal experience and to spend enough time sharing our love and knowledge of the great white shark with you.

How many divers in the cage?2018-02-12T14:37:45+00:00

We aim for 4-5. Not 8 like a lot of other operators.

Do you offer scuba?2018-11-21T11:03:00+00:00

Yes All diving equipment is supplied.

Does using scuba affect the sharks coming to the boat?2018-02-12T14:38:36+00:00

No. In our experience working in False Bay since 1996, we have found that the bubbles or scuba noise have no effect on the great white sharks.

Do you use shark liver to attract the sharks?2018-02-12T14:39:08+00:00



Come along even if just surface-viewing.

What should I wear?2018-02-20T14:55:43+00:00
  • Peak cap
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Jersey
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Towel
  • Sensible shoes for a boat
  • Beanie and scarf
How long is the trip?2018-02-12T14:32:42+00:00
  • The morning AIRJAWS or morning cage diving trip is from  from 7am until 11.30
    The afternoon trip is +- 12h00 to 16h30
Do you have wetsuits for all sizes?2018-02-12T14:32:42+00:00
  • Yes, we have from small to our largest being a XXXL.
Will I get lunch on the boat?2018-02-12T14:32:42+00:00
  • Light snacks, muffins, sandwiches and cold drinks are provided. We recommend bringing some extra snacks if you think you might work up an appetite.
How thick are the wetsuits?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • They are the standard 5mm wetsuits.
Will I get sea sick?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • We recommend that you take precautions (visit your physician or pharmacist for medication) if you are prone to sea sickness. Being sea sick is not fun and so rather take them. It is recommended to avoid alcohol the night before the trip.
Can children come on the boat?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • Children over the age of 10 yrs are welcome. As the trips are long, it is very unpleasant for little children to be out at sea for more than a few hours.
If the trip is cancelled, can we go on another day?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • We always try to accommodate our guests, if we cannot get out to sea. This does however depend on the availability of the bookings.
Do we get a refund if the trip is cancelled from your side?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • Yes, we offer a 100% refund, if we cancel a trip.
How long is the cage dive?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • This depends on the shark activity and the sea conditions on the day. We like to work on a rotational system, allowing everyone at least a 20 min dive. After everyone has had a turn, and if there is still time, then you can have a second dive.
How many people are in the shark cage?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • We  only allow 4 people in the cage at a time. This allows for a nicer dive experience.
Can we snorkel in the cage?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • Yes. Snorkeling is allowed but using the hookah system is a better option as it allows you to stay underwater for longer.
Do you use scuba gear?2018-02-12T14:32:43+00:00
  • As the cage is fixed to the boat, we use a hookah system, meaning the scuba tanks stay on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage, allowing you to enjoy a great dive without cumbersome, heavy tanks and gear.
Can non-divers also go onto one of your tours and is it the same price?2018-02-12T14:32:44+00:00
  • Yes. Many guests surface view only. Our boat is specially designed for surface viewing and photography, and we have an upper viewing deck on the boat as well. Yes, it is the same price as the price is per head space.
Must I bring my own dive gear or is it included?2018-02-12T14:32:44+00:00
  • No, all you need to dive is to bring your swimming gear and a towel (optional).