Shark Cage Diving Tour

The Ultimate Bucket List adventure. Come face to face with these marine predators. Zulu Safaris take you into the mystical shark world to educate,and for the ultimate adrenaline rush.You leave from Durban, & the dive is at Aliwal Shoal, South of Durban.

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  • Duration: 7 Hours
  • Difficulty: Easy
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Shark Cage Diving is a journey into the world of the shark and the wonders that lie beneath the ocean’s surface. Those embarking on these exciting expeditions do not need to have a SCUBA qualification. They are appropriate for anyone from 8 years old and up. The swim with sharks takes about 2.5 hours and yields sightings of black-tip sharks, tiger sharks, dusky sharks and ragged tooth, as well as dolphins, turtles and even whales in the second half of the year.  

Whether you are an adrenaline junky or really want to understand these mysterious creatures this is the tour for you.  As apex predators, sharks play an important role in the ecosystem by maintaining the species below them in the food chain and serving as an indicator for ocean health.  By taking sharks out of the coral reef ecosystem, the larger predatory fish, such as groupers, increase in abundance and feed on the herbivores. 

Blue Wilderness run the ocean part of your tour and they are experienced and responsible operators.  They hope to raise awareness and change the perspective of those who are unaware of the threats facing such wildlife, by changing fear into respect. By facilitating an up-close-and-personal encounter with predators like sharks, it is the hope that people will become more committed to their preservation. 

Your dive will be at the Marine Protected Area of Aliwal Shoal which is off the coast of Umkomaas down the South Coast of KwaZulu Natal. is not a true coral reef, but a calcified prehistoric sand dune. The calcification has enabled a few species of hard and soft corals, together with algae and sea-grass to attach themselves, and that is the foundation for all the cool underwater life there.   

The coast of South Africa is so rich it is almost unreal and Aliwal Shoal is considered one of the top 10 dive sites in the world

Depending on your level of comfort, you can choose to either shark cage dive, snorkel cage-less or do a SCUBA (on request according to your qualification). The idea is to turn each guest into an ambassador for shark conservation and we hope you’ll give us this opportunity. 


  • Come Face to face with sharks 

  • Chance of seeing dolphins, whales, turtles, and many different sharks 

  • Taking away a deeper understanding of the ocean and its inhabitants 



Departure time: From 05:00

Return time:  Approximately 12:00

Important information

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION: Pick up and drop off service within a 10km radius of Durban.
RETURN TIME:  Approximately 12:00
CLOTHING: Comfortable clothing, Hat, Sunscreen, Jacket.
AGE: All ages welcome
DATES: All year round, weather provided
TRAVELLER TYPE:  Single or more

Operated by: Zulu Safaris

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