Mossel Bay, a four hour drive from Cape Town, is a very rich area with its abundant sea life of diverse fish, seals, whales, penguins, other sea birds, dolphins, the occasional Orca and,usually good sightings of Great White Sharks.
Proposed Itinerary (subject to change based on weather and tides) NOTE: Due to travel times, this is a full day activity.
Meeting time is an hour before launch time so you can relax, have some breakfast 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. The bay is also protected so the sea conditions are normally very calm and comfortable. The crew will provide a briefing concerning the cage diving on the boat.
It can take several minutes or several hours for the first shark to appear and while we enjoy a high success rate, you need to understand that nothing is guaranteed.
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.
A trip generally lasts for +- three to four hours and we offer a light lunch, snacks and drinks on the boat and there is plenty of opportunity to chat to the staff and ask questions.
ProviderApex Shark Expeditions
WhenThe service is available year round.
WhereMossel Bay, 4 - 5 hours from Cape Town Transfer guests If you require transfers these will depart from Cape Town Central. The exact pick up time will be confirmed with you late afternoon the day before your trip. Self-Drive Guests If you are self -drive the meeting address will be confirmed in a separate email and the exact meeting time confirmed with you late afternoon the day before your trip.
WeatherSea conditions permitting. The safety of our guests are paramount and the skipper has absolute discretion to take the boat out or not.
What to Wear* Dress in layers. It can be cold on the water. * Swimwear donned underneath your clothes for ease of changing on the vessel
Things to BringWhat to bring? Dress in layers, Warm weather jacket, closed shoes, beanie, scarf, hat/cap, polarized sunglasses, towel, bathing costume, sun block & camera. If you are prone to motion sickness, 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 over indulge in alcohol the night before as this may result in you being very sea sick the next day.
Guests or SpectatorsCage divers and surface viewers pay the same rate.
Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement
This service operates year round. Shark cage diving and surface viewing.
Exact time confirmed the day before the trip and is based on weather and tides.
Light breakfast at launch site, snacks and soft drinks on board, All dive gear (mask, wetsuit, weight-belt) and certificate of your White Shark Experience.
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