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Shark Cage Diving Cape Town

Since 1996, Apex Shark Expeditions is a licensed shark cage diving tour operator. We are well known for our eco-system styled approach to our shark diving experiences, rather than just being shark-centric, we offer our guests the chance to step back and stay naturally connected. From ubiquitous penguins; to the melee of 64,000 seals; the rush of riding alongside a pod of dolphins; to the awe of a predatory shark; our aim at Apex is to take you back to that place where you found peace and a connection with the natural world during an unprecedented time. If the Covid-19 pandemic has taught us one thing, it is how much so many of us have missed connecting with family and nature.

Do it together! Bring your family and join us on an adventure into nature.

#1 Great White Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town - South Africa

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

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



Cape Town


Location ex Cape Town 45 minutes 2 ½ hours  
Total Guests 12 people - smallest in the industry 20 – 37 guests  
Cage 4 persons Up to 9 persons  
Water Visibility Seal Island - 7 Gill sharks 15-20ft to 40ft
Cape Point - Mako & Blue sharks, 30ft with 60ft +
Average 6ft  
Trip Duration 3 - 4 hours 2 - 3 hours  
Shark Species Seven Gill Sharks 90% of trips
Mako Shark 75%
Blue Shark 95%
Bronze Whaler Shark seasonal
Great White Shark 50 - 60%
Bronze Whaler Shark 90%
Other Sightings 65 000 Cape Fur Seals, Africa’s largest island based colony Boulders beach Penguins 2500 birds, just 2 minutes from launch site.
Seasonally 3 whale species, Southern Right, Humpback and Brydes
Seasonally 3 Dolphin species , Common, Dusky and Bottlenose.
Up to 20 species of Seabirds recorded
Spectacular scenery of Table Mountain & Cape Point visible simultaneously.
Seals swimming en route Occasional sightings of Dolphin and Whales in season Penguins and various other bird species  
Nearby Attractions Cape of Good Hope Nature Reserve (world’s richest floral kingdom and various large mammal species). Kirstenbosch gardens
Constantia Winelands
Atlantic Seaboard with Hout bay & Camps Bay beaches
Penguin Sanctuary
Wine farms


Reviewed as Excellent Six Years in a Row - Apex Shark Expeditions and TripAdvisor

Don't take our word for it! Check out our reviews to see why we have consistently been rated the number one shark cage diving company in False Bay.

Read our reviews here: TripAdvisor.

This is a great opportunity to experience all aspects of Shark behaviour and witness these creatures in their natural habitat.
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Wednesday, 19 August 2020

Great White Shark Facts

written by Karyn Cooper

Great White shark facts you didn't know The Great White has fascinated humans for centuries. Dive right in with Apex as we explore some of the most interesting Great White Sharks facts. How did the Great White Shark get their Name The Great white shark (Carcharodon ca...

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Thursday, 13 August 2020

written by The Yates Family

Hi all, Hope my email finds you well especially during these unprecedented times the whole world is having to contend with? How are things in South Africa and particularly Simons Town? It's not enough that you have Port Starboard to contend with but now this whole pandemic...

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Tuesday, 14 July 2020

written by Chris Fallows

Shark Week 2020 A personal account by Chris Fallows of what it means to him and 20 highlights for 20 yearsforShark Week 2020. The extent of the fascination of the world for the flying Great white sharks after the teams discovery of this unique behaviour at Seal Island in F...

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Book with confidence terms. If travel restrictions are implemented by your local government or the government of South Africa due to COVID 19 (Coronavirus) which means you are unable to travel, then FREE cancellation applies up to 14 days

International borders open the 1st October. Covid 19 - Book with Confidence Terms - Free Cancellation 14 days prior to trip date. Its Time to Get Out in Nature. |