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Shark Cage Diving


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Shark cage diving is a rare and not-to-be-missed experience while visiting Cape Town. As residents of Cape Town we are not only blessed with spectacular scenery but are also privileged to host one of the world’s most spectacular and endangered apex predators of the oceans, the Great White Shark. The Cape waters have the highest concentration of Great Whites on earth due to the abundance of naturally occurring Cape Fur seals.

With Downhill Adventures’ focus on Water and Ocean adventures, researching and studying, how the ocean’s predators interact and behave is of huge importance to us. Our aim is therefore to educate and teach respect for these magnificent creatures with whom we share the waters.

Experience the raw power of the awe-inspiring Great White Shark in its natural habitat.

The shark cage diving and surface viewing boat trips we run are designed to get you close to the sharks without negatively affecting their natural behaviour. Our informative and experienced dive masters and skippers will share 50 years of collective experience and passionate dedication to preserving these kings of the ocean. We demystify the beast, while building confidence and respect so that more people can share the exhilaration of pursuing the ocean adventures of surfing, scuba diving, kitesurfing, kayaking and swimming.

Our aim is to educate you about the biology and conservation of the Great White Shark alongside a once-in-a-lifetime experience! Join us on one of our exciting eco-adventures of discovery and exploration that is truly unique to Cape Town.

Yes, extremely safe! Our cages are made from 12mm steel is fully galvanised. Our boat, cages and equipment are checked daily after each tour and have an engineering clearance certificate.

The cage is a floating, drifting cage. Four divers enter the cage at any one time. A fifth person can be accommodated, however we prefer to allow the diver comfortable space to move freely. You can either snorkel or hold your breath to dip your head underwater and observe the Sharks. Great Whites are surface feeders so you do not need to be deep underwater to observe them. Divers with at least an Open Water One diving qualification may request for Scuba Equipment.

Typically we stay out at sea for 3 - 3.5hrs allowing each guest enough time in the cage to experience this amazing Apex Predator of the ocean.

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• Our trips run every day of the week (weather dependant)
• Start times are generally early but will be confirmed the day before due to variable tide times and weather conditions
• 07:00, 10:00 and 13:00


• Specially designed comfortable Shark Diving Vessel
• Diving Gear
• Experienced and Passionate On-board Team
• Breakfast and Lunch
• Transfers from Cape Town can be arranged at an additional cost of R 550.00 per person

Why book with us?

• We specialise in smaller exclusive groups that allow for more personalised attention, fewer people in the cage, longer cage and surface viewing time, and a truly unique experience
• We focus on education, shark research & preservation
• We have a flawless safety record
• No diving experience is necessary, but Scuba equipment is available on request for certified divers
• We operate near penguin and seal colonies, which is a bonus for nature lovers, and there is a high probability of seeing the Southern Right Whales en route
• Our office is conveniently located in Cape Town’s city centre
• No minimum numbers to run a trip