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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.


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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written by Monique Fallows

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written by Monique Fallows

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Book with confidence terms during Covid 19. 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

South Africa's LOCKDOWN is moving to level 3 on the 1 June. The good news is we will be operating trips from level 2. Bookings are OPEN. Covid 19 - Book with Confidence Terms - Free cancellation 14 days prior to trip date. Stay safe. Stay sane. |