Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown
The adventure begins in Simon’s Town, just 1 hour from Cape Town. A 20 minute boat ride will take you to Seal Island False Bay.
The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. We are the only one to offer scuba diving on all our trips. No experience needed all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage. You are welcome to snorkel as well if you don’t wish to scuba dive.
You will be astonished how these sharks can just appear and disappear in the underwater gloom. It’s amazing how such a large animal can be so stealthy! And the best part is you won’t have to come up for air right when they make a turn directly in front of the cage!
The crew is highly trained and safety is of utmost importance for your shark cage diving trip.
Shark Cage Diving is one of the main reasons that people come to Cape Town. And shark cage diving is what we offer! Book with us in False Bay.
06h30 Sharp on the Simons Town Pier.
From designated pick-up points in and around Cape Town – special transfers can also be arranged.
5 Hours at sea.
Small groups – maximum 18 plus crew
5 to 6 divers – No experience necessary – 20 minutes’ cage time
Snacks, muffins and sandwiches, enthusiastic and experienced crew, all dive gear and tea / coffee from Saveur Restaurant & 25% off lunch
False Bay Shark Cage Diving Trips: Feb-Sept.
In False Bay we offer two main shark cage diving trips. Morning shark diving and the Afternoon shark diving trip (AIRJAWS trips in season) Both offer shark cage diving with scuba.
FEBRUARY TO APRIL: Shark cage viewing and dive.
MAY TO AUGUST: Combination breaching, predation viewing and cage dive.
SEPTEMBER: Shark cage viewing and dive.
See Gansbaai trips for Oct-Jan
Shark Cage Diving Itinerary
Here is the itinerary of what you need to bring and know before your trip.
Pick up in Cape Town (Optional)
Meet at the Simons Town Pier 06.40 for a saftey briefing and overview of day.
Departure 07.00 AM to Seal Island False Bay. This is a 25 min boat ride.
Do not be late. The boat will not wait for you.
The boat will do a tour around Seal island, doing an inspection lap with the aim of choosing the best spot to anchor up with regard to wind and swell direction and start diving.
The cage is lowered into the water and secured alongside the boat. A bait line is put in the water as well as the carpet seal decoy. These are used as attractants for the sharks. They are surface feeders and are very curious animals. Please note that the aim is not to feed sharks. We are NOT an adrenalin outfit and we do not touch sharks.
Start diving. All dive gear is provided. We use scuba gear and snorkel.
If you do not wish to dive, you will still have excellent views of the Great White Shark as we have a lovely viewing deck on the boat.
We have a cooler box with snacks and drinks on board which you are welcome to help yourself too.
12.30 Return to Simons Town. Coffee Vouchers and a dive certificate will be handed out.
What to bring
- Rain/wind jacket
- Sun block and Hat
- Beanie and scarf
- Your swimming costume
- Camera (we sell disposable underwater camera’s)
- Take sea sick tablets
- Do not over indulge in alcohol the night before as you will be horribly sea sick.
IMPORTANT- Please Note: We have a very high success rate, but we are working with wild animals. Please be aware of this, so you do not arrive with unrealistic expectations. Shark sightings and activity are never guaranteed and even during peak season there may be days when the sightings are lower than expected. No refunds will be made for non-sightings. We will however offer you a voucher for another trip.