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Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

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    What to Expect
    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.

    During to August to May 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 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.

    Between the months of June/July.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-system 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 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.


    A small group of guests on board allows for better viewing opportunities and a longer cage dive. The cage accommodates five 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.
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    Departure Point
    Apex Shark Expeditions Cape Town, Simon's Town, Wharf St, Simon's Town, Cape Town, 7975, South Africa

    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick up anywhere in the downtown Cape Town area and surrounds at our standard rate. Any pick up location outside of this area will be quoted separately.
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Light refreshments onboard the boat
    • Breakfast
    • Professional guide
    • Diving equipment
    • Snacks
    • Towels
    • Gratuities
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Service animals allowed
    • Most travelers can participate
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Good fit for those trying to see/do a lot in Cape Town and want a half day excursion. I was picked up at 7:30 and was back at my hotel by 1pm. No great whites but saw a handful of frisky Seven Gill sharks. Also...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank NewYorkjadis10ans
    Reviewed September 5, 2019

    My son and I had an amazing experience with Apex. We departed from Simon's Town (near Cape Town) South Africa and stopped at Seal Island. On the way there/back we saw dolphins and a whale! Once we stopped we had three groups doing the dive,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank scararm33
    UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

    Great to hear you enjoyed and appreciated the Dinosaurs of the sea. Thank you for the review and the feedback.

    Reviewed August 12, 2019

    This review is based on their customer service, as we did not end up going out with them. We were booked for a Cape Town cage diving trip, and the day before they called to confirm, letting us know that they hadn't seen any great...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Sarah S
    UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded September 6, 2019

    Thank you for the amazing review. It really assists people on choosing which company to do their shark tour.

    Reviewed July 9, 2019

    Pros&Cons (short summary): ________________________ Pros: -school of dolphins -snack options for vegetarians -woman from sea shepherd -helpful&friendly staff -rescheduling worked out fine -good visibility underwater -one blue shark Cons: -no great whites in False Bay -had to travel to gansbaai to see them Long story:...More

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Vanessa K
    UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded July 11, 2019

    Thank you for the accurate review. This really does help future guests on choosing which operator to do their dive and booking. This is our peak season for Great Whites and we are expecting them any day now. Please email us for the latest sightings...More

    Reviewed June 21, 2019

    Amazing experience! Saw blue and Mako sharks. Chris Fallows joined and took some incredible photos. Highly recommend Apex!

    Date of experience: June 2019
    Thank Dana50312
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    Check their website! It's really easy to book there. We booked just a few days in advance.
    Key Details
    • Apex Shark Expeditions
    • Duration: 4h
    • Mobile Ticket Accepted
    • Instant confirmation
    • Hotel Pickup
    • Languages Offered: English
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