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Shark diving

Cape Point

Cage dive with the king of the open ocean

Dive Cape Point and Surrounds. No Experience Required.

Diving with sharks up close in the inky blue waters with Cape Point as a backdrop is spectacular.

These shark cage diving trips are perfect for guests who have limited time and only want to do a half day shark trip close to Cape Town. We can also offer a combination that includes a land-based to the Penguins and Cape Point Nature Reserve or an afternoon tour of Constantia Winelands.


Our sightings success rate is about 85%. 

QUICK info

  • November to February :

     Cage diving and surface viewing.

  • Meeting:

     Approximately 06H00 in Simon’s Town, 45 minutes from Cape Town. Exact time confirmed the day before the trip. 

  • Transfer:

     Door to door transfers arranged upon request.

  • Duration:

     4 hours at sea off-shore at Cape Point and Surrounds.

  • Guests:

     Maximum 12 guests plus 4 crew.

  • Cage size:

    5 Divers – No experience required. 

  • Trip Includes:

    Coffee/tea, light breakfast, Tourist Association accredited crew, educational booklet, dive gear, light lunch, snacks & refreshments.    

Possible marine species include:


  • Sharks - mako, blue, smooth hammerhead and bronze whalers
  • Humpback, Southern Right, Sperm, Pilot and Bryde's Whales.
  • Common, Bottlenose and Dusky Risso's Dolphins.
  • Mola Mola (Sun Fish).


Possible bird species include:


  • Black Browed Albatross.
  • Yellow-Nosed Albatross.
  • Wandering Albatross.
  • Royal Albatross.
  • Variety of Shearwaters and Petrels.
  • Variety of Terns and Gulls.


All diving is in the safety of the cage, so a diving certification is not necessary.


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Please note:

Wildlife sightings cannot be guaranteed.

We will however, give you realistic expectations before making a booking

Bookings are essential as space is limited.

All payment is to be made in South African Rand. We require credit card details to secure a booking.


Shark diving

Cape Point

Cage dive with the king of the open ocean

Morning & Afternoon trips


Meet crew at Apex Shark Expeditions in Simon’s Town Quayside Centre where a light breakfast is served.


Guests are welcomed on board White Pointer II. A full safety and weather briefing is given prior to departure.    

06H30 /13H00

Depart for Cape Point and the open ocean.


Reach Cape Point. Guests will have an opportunity to view and photograph the Point from this unique perspective. 


We anchor and after a detailed safety briefing, guests may dive when the first shark arrives. All diving is on a snorkel and in the safety of a cage. Guests should remember that they don’t have to dive with the sharks to get good views since these sharks come right up to the boat.


Light meal is served accompanied by soft drinks, fruit juice, bottled water and a variety of snacks.


White Pointer II will arrive back in Simon’s Town Harbour (Timing dependent on the weather conditions and shark activity).   


12H30/ TBC

Tea and coffee are available at our home base in Simon's Town where you will have an opportunity to browse through our range of shark-related merchandise.


NOTE: The above is subject to change based on weather and sightings. Please be flexible.   

Shark diving

Cape Point

Cage dive with the king of the open ocean

When to see what

The high season for pelagic sharks is November to February. Water temperature is around 19° – 23°C and visibility averages between 50 and 100 feet (15 - 30 metres) during Mako or Blue shark diving trips.

This trip is particularly dependant on weather given how far offshore we work. We are normally at sea two to three times over a ten day period for this trip. If we cannot go out due to weather conditions, and your schedule allows, we will reschedule the trip.


Shark diving

Cape Point

Cage dive with the king of the open ocean

December Offer

Cape Point Shark trip

R 1900.00 per person plus a FREE shark poster.

25% DISCOUNT  if no sharks are sighted.

Book now. Limited to the first 100 bookings.


Apex offers the smallest group size (12) of any shark cage diving vessel in South Africa. Book a transfer and receive a 10 minute free visit to the African Penguins at Boulders.