Diving with sharks in Cape Town is not for the faint hearted, but for those who love the adrenaline rush, this experience is sure not to disappoint. We go out by boat to about 40 km’s south of the Cape Peninsula, where we go and lure the Blue and Mako Sharks out to come and play.
Our groups comprise of maximum 10 divers. On these dive trips our primary goal is to find the Blue Sharks. If we are lucky, we might encounter the Mako as well.
Pelagic sharks are not always easy to find and this activity does involve some chumming to draw the them to the diving location. They can be very skittish and the encounters are often short.
There are no cages on these dives, so it is important that you are comfortable with up close encounters with a bold animal, as well as swimming in the open ocean. Drift lines will be put out in case of surface currents. Blue sharks are very curious animals and like the Mako can come up very close to you, sometimes bumping into cameras. It is not unusual to see Blue Sharks up to 3 meters long.
The Mako is one of the fastest fish in the world. Bursts of up to 74km/h have been recorded and it is reckoned that they can jump as high as 9 meters out of the water!
You do not need to be a certified diver to dive with sharks, but you must be in good physical condition. Swimming and snorkelling skills are important, as you will be snorkelling if you are not a certified scuba diver.
The diving activities will be watched over and coordinated by one of our able scuba dive masters.