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Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

with ONE WAY Transfer in Cape Town by Apex Shark Expeditions


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We operate a half day tour 45 minutes from Cape Town to see a variety of shark species throughout the year according to the seasons, weather, water temperature and other factors.

We operate half day shark tours to either Seal Island or Cape Point as both offer very different opportunities and visibility. Possible shark species can include Seven gill cow sharks, Mako Sharks, Blue sharks and Great white sharks. The location for the day will be determined by the best shark activity and sea conditions and will be confirmed with you the day before your trip.

One of our areas, Seal Island, False Bay is famous for the predation of Great Whites on Cape Fur seals The area and this behavior have been featured on many documentaries including Air Jaws on the Discovery Channel with Chris Fallows, our owner, as co-host.

Reasons to Choose Apex as your shark cage diving operator - We are an official licensed Shark Cage diving Operator with crew certified specifically for this industry - We provide SCUBA for certified divers on request – however NO experience is required for breath hold - We offer the smallest group size of any shark diving operation in South Africa by 50%. ( 12 pax only) - We have achieved the Five star excellence certificate from TripAdvisor 6 years in a row

Whales, dolphins and many species of sea birds are often encountered on this adventurous expedition. As we adopt an eco style of operating our trips, going to sea with Apex is like going on a safari game drive and we will try to take in as much marine wildlife as possible on our trips As trips are based on natural events every trip is different and sightings are not guaranteed.

OUR BOAT Our vessel is a 36 foot catamaran, specifically built for cage diving and viewing the sharks from the surface. A dry cabin, soft cushioned seats and a flush toilet ensure your comfort at sea. Our vessel complies with all safety requirements and Great white shark permit conditions. We send the boat for annual safety inspections at the South African Maritime Safety Authority. Safety equipment includes life jackets, first aid kit, radio and cellular phone.

CAGE DIVING A small group of guests on board allows for better viewing opportunities and a longer cage dive. The cage accommodates four guests comfortably. It is fixed to the boat and sits just above the water surface. NO DIVING EXPERIENCE IS REQUIRED. For those who are scuba certified, AIR is available upon request. This needs to be confirmed when booking your trip. Please add this request under ‘notes’. Safety is a priority. All shark cage diving is done under the auspices of experienced crew who have first Aid & oxygen management, scuba & commercial skippers’ qualifications and have expert knowledge of the behaviour of sharks around the cage.

3 – 10 DAY PACKAGE TRIPS If the sharks are your main reason for visiting South Africa I would recommend booking a longer stay if you have the time and budget. This will allow for bad weather as well as give you the most opportunities to see what you would like to. Please enquire directly to for additional info and rates.

If there is no availability in Cape Town, we offer shark cage diving trips to Gansbaai, 2 hours from Cape Town. Transfers can be arranged. Please click on the Gansbaai product button for more info and availability.



3 hours 30 minutes


We see a variety of shark species throughout the year according to the seasons, weather, water temperature, and other factors so all year round. Trips are weather-dependent and not species-dependent. There can sometimes be variations to the departure times as a result. Please allow flexibility in your itinerary to cover slight variations to the scheduled times.


We will pick you up or drop you off in the Cape Town area. Please indicate where you would like to be picked up or dropped off. Collection times will be advised the day before VIA EMAIL and can start anytime from 06h00 or 07h00. Our vessel, White Pointer II departs and returns to Simon’s Town Pier, Wharf and Main Street, Simon’s Town.


Weather permitting. The safety of our guests will not be compromised, and the skippers decisions is final. Please allow a little flexibility in your itinerary to allow for weather changes.

What to Wear:

Warm clothing in winter: May to September – Closed non-slip shoes, long pants, waterproof jacket and cap / beanie, scarf. In summer: October – April – a light wind breaker, cap/hat, All year round – bathing suit. Bathing suit (donned under your clothing to facilitate changing into your wetsuit aboard)

Things to bring:

Dress in layers, light weather jacket in summer and warm weather jacket, beanie, scarf in winter, closed, non-slip shoes, hat/cap, polarized sunglasses, towel, bathing costume (worn under clothes), sun block & camera. If you are prone to motion sickness, or not used to being anchored at sea, we recommend Sturgeron or Dramamine tablets. Take one the night before your trip and another one and a half hour before we are scheduled to meet. For your own enjoyment of the trip, we recommend that you do not overindulge in alcohol the night before as this may result in you being very seasick the next day.

Guests or Spectators:

Divers and surface viewers pay the same price. SPECIAL: Discounted rates for direct online bookings for the month of August.

Min Age:

Inclusions & Exclusions


Cape Town city and surrounds one-way transfer either to or from Simon's Town. Tea/coffee/rusks/biscuits on arrival. Dive gear including mask, snorkel, weight belt Wet suit (5 mm - sizes from small to 6XL) Complimentary 750ml sustainable aluminum water bottle valued at R 250.00 Educational booklet Light lunch (sandwiches & quiches), snacks, and refreshments on board A passionate & knowledgeable crew


A quote is required for any transfers outside of the Cape Town central area. Optional conservation fee at R 35pp

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