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Shark Diving Mossel Bay

1 Trip, Day Tour (Self Drive)
Shark Cage Diving Mossel Bay SD Adult
Child: R1,500 Price Price
Adult: R2,950 R2,750 Price Price

Take the plunge and go Shark Cage Diving in Mossel Bay, South Africa. Simply sink beneath the surface using a simple breath-hold technique and you can come face to face with one of the most feared predators in the ocean, the Great White Shark.  It's an exhilarating experience not to be missed. A must-do for any traveller.

For those who are a little more apprehensive about the shark cage diving element, don't worry, you will definitely not be disappointed as witnessing the Great White Sharks propelling themselves sometimes clean out of the water in pursuit of the bait from the top viewing deck of the boat can be just as spectacular!

Mossel Bay Shark Cage Diving is on the South Africa Garden Route and can be done by the whole family, young and old.  No scuba diving qualification is needed to go Shark Diving in Mossel Bay.

Getting to Mossel Bay to go Shark Cage Diving couldn't be easier. Flights depart daily from Cape Town to George, 40 min from Mossel Bay by car. Private transfers from Cape Town are available upon request.

Shark Diving Trips in Mossel Bay are run 7 days a week and are strictly weather dependent and subject to availability. Please ensure you book your trip well in advance to secure your seats on the boat as space is limited with only one boat in the water per day.

Shark Diving Sightings Update

Mossel Bay Shark Diving sightings are rocking at the moment with consistent Great White Shark sightings.  That being said, sightings can never be guaranteed.  We are dealing with wildlife.

Shark Diving Mossel Bay - Child Policy

  • Children of any age will be allowed on the boat, under parental supervision.
  • Children 12 and older will be allowed in the cage, under parental supervision and will be at the sole discretion of the divemaster on the day. The dive master's decision is final.
  • Children 12 and older are considered adults.
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Find out more about the Trip

About the Trip:

You will start the day by meeting in Mossel Bay where you will be met by the crew and be given a brief orientation on the day's activities. You will then be required to complete the necessary Shark Cage Diving indemnity forms while you enjoy a light breakfast before embarking on this thrill seeking Shark Diving Adventure.

After breakfast you will take a short walk down to to the harbour where  the diving boat is based. Once on board get ready for the ultimate adrenaline rush of your life. Nothing quite compares to Shark Diving in Mosselbay.... it will leave you on a high for days.

Where We Dive and Best time to Go:

A 10-15 minute boat ride will take you out to Seal Island.

Winter time (Apr - Oct) is considered to be the best time to go Shark Cage Diving in South Africa with visibility being better than in the summer however, Great White Shark Diving can be done all year round!

Time at Sea:

Boats stay out at sea for around 2 - 3 hours depending on weather and sea conditions. Once anchored, the crew will immediately begin to chum the water with fish based products, like tuna and fish oil to attract the Great White Sharks. With the chum in the water all you can do is wait for the first shark to show up and hope that this happens quickly.

Once the first shark makes its appearance you will kit up and get into the cage where you can get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. Three to five Great Whites are usually encountered in a day but if you are exceptionally lucky, you may see more.

Dive Equipment:

All dive gear including wetsuits and mask are provided so that you can enjoy the Shark Cage Dive in comfort.

Once in the cage all you need to do is lower yourself under the water using a simple breath-hold technique where you will be able to view the Great White Sharks lurking in the depths below.

Shark Diving is safe and very educational. You also don't need any dive certification to go Shark Cage Diving in Mossel Bay

The Dive:

For your 1st Dive you get about 20 - 30 minutes in the cage. Subsequent dives are then rotated amongst the divers to ensure everyone gets a chance to view the Great White Sharks. You can sometimes get 2 - 3 dives per trip if the weather, sea conditions and shark activity is good. The cage takes between 5 - 6 people at a time so there is plenty of time to cage dive. Numbers are limited to ensure maximum shark cage diving time.

For those of you who would prefer not to get in the cage, no problem, these fantastic apex predators can be viewed from the boat. Being surface feeders, it's almost as good as being in the water with them as everything happens pretty close to the surface, giving you exceptional views and fantastic photo opportunities of them circling and descending deeper into the depths below.


The water temperatures can vary between 55 - 65°F (12-18°C) when you go Great White Shark Diving in Mossel Bay. Visibility is usually around 6-8 meters but can go up to 12-15 meters on a good day or down to 2-3 meters on a bad day.

The Return to Shore:

On return to shore after your exhilarating Shark Cage Diving experience you will be invited to view the Shark Diving video of the day (available at an additional cost) while you enjoy a light lunch.

The Trip includes:

  • Shark Cage Diving & Surface Viewing
  • Boat & Cage Dive Safety Briefing
  • An experienced Dive Guide & Boat Skipper
  • All dive gear including wetsuits and mask


  • Tea & coffee on arrival
  • Drinks & Snacks on board the boat

What To Bring with You:

  • Warm clothing for after the dive.  Waterproof / Windproof Jacket, it can sometimes get a bit chilly on the boat
  • Hat & Sun block
  • Swimming costume for underneath wetsuits (if diving)
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Disposable underwater cameras are also available at the harbour curio shop or at most camera stockists
  • Sea / Motion Sickness Tablets

Optional Extras:

  • A DVD of the day's activities will be available for purchase on the day. 


The safety of our customers on every Cage Diving trip is of utmost importance to us.

The Operators we deal with have an unblemished Safety Record and carry out regular safety checks. Shark Cage Diving with Great Whites has become an important part of Eco-Tourism in South Africa so ensuring your safety also ensures the continued survival of the Great White Shark.

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Note that the schedules below are a mere guideline and can change at any time. Your official meeting time will be confirmed a day prior to the trip taking place. During high season there may be as many as two or even three dive Trips available per day depending on the Operator.

Morning Trip Schedule:

7.15 Meet in Mossel Bay for dive briefing
8.00 Boat launch (10 - 15 min boat ride to the dive site)
  Estimated 2-3 hours at sea for the shark cage dive & Surface Viewing subject to shark activity (All gear included plus drinks & snacks onboard.)
11.00 On your return to shore.
12.00 Tour ends


Afternoon Trip Schedule: (only available if there are enough clients to run two trips)

11.15 Meet in Mossel Bay for dive briefing
12.00 Boat launch (10 - 15 min boat ride to the dive site)

Estimated 2-3 hours at sea for the shark cage dive & Surface Viewing subject to shark activity (All gear included plus drinks & snacks onboard.)
15.00 On your return to shore
16.00 Tour ends