This trip focuses on Natural predation, breaching
and shark cage diving. We depart at 7h00 from
Simon’s Town, to Seal Island and return to Simon’s Town at
12h30. We specialize in small groups (max 12 guests)
so we are able to provide an intimate experience as
well as having the opportunity to pass on our
knowledge and passion for the sharks and the area. A
smaller group also allows for better viewing
opportunities and a longer cage dive. The cage is
fixed to the boat and guests are allowed to snorkel
in the cage.
All trips include: dive gear light lunch, snacks,
fruit and refreshments on board. Our Vessel White
Pointer II has been specially designed to include
special features needed on a shark cage diving
vessel to make the experience safe and comfortable.
A 36ft long catamaran with a fully enclosed wrap
around cabin and curved windscreens offer superb
visibility from inside the cabin. She is also
completely walk-around friendly allowing for the
best viewing and photo opportunities.
Departures are at 7am or at 11.30am. After
registration and some fresh percolated
coffee and continental breakfast a short
safety briefing will follow. After boarding
the vessel we head out to Shark Alley. Our
experienced crew scatter a scent trail into
the water to attract the Great White Sharks which
are sometimes circling ‘Shark Alley’ for
seals. During this time, we prepare the
first guests assisting them into their wet
suits, and diving equipment that we provide.
The cage is suspended on the surface of the
water right next to the boat. Once the
sharks arrive and feel comfortable with the
boat and cage in the water, the first divers
get into the cage, ready to see these
magnificent animals face too face. Our
Skipper will be standing above you on the
boat, and he will let you know when the
shark is within your viewing range, and
which direction he is coming from. A video
of your shark experience is available.
Garden Route -
A Typical Day - We meet an hour before
launch time so you can relax, have some
breakfast, chat to our staff and listen to
the safety and boat trip briefing. The trip
from the dock to the shark site is only
about ten minutes so there is no long and
tedious boat ride. In fact, Mossel Bay has
the most accessible white sharks in the
world. The bay is also very protected so our
sea conditions are normally very calm and
comfortable. The crew will provide a
Once we have sharks at the boat, the cage
will go into the water and the diving will
begin. Topside viewing is exciting for the
non-diver and as the shark works very close
to the surface you will have plenty of
opportunity to take some action shots. This
is not a jaws movie set so we do our best
not to have the sharks banging into the boat
and cage as this injures them and produces a
false impression. A trip generally lasts for
four hours and we offer a light lunch,
snacks and drinks on the boat. Upon return to
the dock, we offer afternoon tea and hand
out the certificate of the day to all our
PROTEA BANKS - SOUTHERN PINNACLES:
(Depth 26 - 40m) Dived mainly in the
summer months, this site is home to the
notorious Bull Shark (Zambezi) which
brings a great deal of notoriety to this
world-renowned dive location.
Other sharks frequenting this reef
include Hammerheads, Blacktips, Dusky,
Guitar Sharks and a variety of rays.
For a fortunate few there is even the
possibility of sighting the Tiger Shark.
PROTEA BANKS - NORTHERN PINNACLES:
(Depth 28-38m) This site, normally dived
in winter months during the Ragged-Tooth
mating season, allows divers to view "Raggies"
in close proximity on their annual
migration route. The area consists of
two cave systems in which the "Raggies"
congregate. At times it is impossible to
see the mouth of the caves as it is
completely obscured by masses of sharks!