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Respect, admiration and passion for wildlife that is shared through a safe, educational and personal experience with every guest who we are fortunate enough to have join us.

Established for 16 years, Apex Shark Expeditions is a licensed shark cage diving operator. 45 minutes from Cape Town, we operate shark tours to Seal Island, False Bay. Seal Island is famous for the breaching shark behaviour seen on the many documentaries on the Discovery Channel. Most of these documentaries have been filmed together with Apex Shark Expeditions. Our crew offers an insightful experience into the world of these majestic animals and our excellence rating on TripAdvisor assures you of our high standards.

“Not every day is a Planet Earth day, but we will do our best to make it a special one.”

 

Why book your shark cage diving with Apex Shark Expeditions?

We are the First Choice Shark Cage Diving Company of Discovery, Animal Planet and Nat. Geo channels for the filming of their documentaries.

  • Experience Breaching, Predation and Shark cage diving- all in one trip
  • 45 minutes from Cape Town
  • 12 guests per trip with four guides
  • Our small group sizes guarantee that guests receive a high quality experience and are given a chance to interact with our guides, thus ensuring their shark cage diving trip is educational and informative.
  • No diving experience required
  • Two to three divers in the cage at any one time
  • Longer cage dive (20 to 30 minutes per dive)
  • Air available for certified divers
  • We operate in an eco - friendly manner
  • The famous Boulders Beach Penguin Colony is just five minutes from our launch site and Cape Point Nature Reserve is 15 minutes away, so plan to visit these famous attractions before or after your shark cage diving trip.
  • This is a great opportunity to experience all aspects of Great White shark behaviour and witness these creatures in their natural habitat.
  • Seal Island is located in False Bay, which is protected from the prevailing winter wind and swell, allowing for more comfortable sea conditions at this time of year.

 

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Our Eco-System approach. What are your chances of seeing sharks and other wildlife?

Great White Sharks like leopards, tigers, bears and eagles that occur in the wilderness are free to roam. Although we would like to guarantee sightings, and on each trip we do our absolute best to find the sharks, we cannot “make” the sharks appear at our boat.

Great white sharks all have their own unique personalities, some choose to interact and some don’t. All are affected by weather and seasons. Add to this that there may be as few as 2500-3000 individual Great whites left in the world’s oceans today and you understand that it is a privilege to see even one of these sharks in the wild.

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We put sharks first, and we are dedicated to the conservation, research and education of sharks. This means that each of our tours operates in the most environmentally friendly way possible. While most shark cage operators use shark livers to lure sharks to the boats, we are vehemently against this practice. Although we do make use of a tuna head to attract the sharks closer to the boat for cage diving, a large component of our work is based on natural predation observation, ensuring more natural viewing opportunities rather than enforced sightings through excessive chumming during viewing trips. Apex offers the smallest group size for cage diving and viewing, resulting in a far more intimate experience than you would find with cage diving in Gansbaai or other regions in South Africa. This personal attention is what sets Apex Shark Expeditions apart from the rest, and ensures one of the most memorable experiences possible.

Hosted by leading Great White experts and renowned wildlife photographers Chris and Monique Fallows, Apex offers shark lovers and serious nature enthusiasts the experience of a lifetime with exclusive shark dive Cape Town tours departing just 45 minutes from the city centre. View the natural predatory behaviour of the sharks as they hunt seals using their highly developed breaching tactics, and share the in-depth knowledge of Chris and Monique Fallows during our highly sought-after eco tours that give you the unique opportunity to witness breaching and cage diving within the same trip – something that few other trips can offer. This is shark viewing as you have never experienced it before, with the smallest group size in the industry, plus the longest trips for shark cage diving in South Africa - ensuring the expedition of a lifetime! If you are seeking a highly memorable and one-of-a-kind shark encounter, then let Apex take you on an unforgettable journey as you witness the legendary flying Great Whites of False Bay.

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Chris Fallows has dedicated his life to sharks. Great White and Eminent Grey chronicles Chris’ journey from his beginnings as a penniless shark enthusiast to his discovery of the "flying" white shark phenomenon and his emergence as an authority on the subject.

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