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"

COVID-19 Protocol

Safety is our # 1 Priority

Apex Shark Expeditions is committed to protecting staff and guests to ensure the safety of each and every person. As such, we are following the government regulations as outlined here

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 before trip date.

Why choose Apex Shark Expeditions?

We offer the smallest group size of any shark diving operation in South Africa by 50%. Therefore 40% of all Apex guests are repeat guests, the highest repeat rate in the industry!

What this means for you:

-  Social distancing.

-  An amazing educational experience where guides interact with you as an individual. Want to see something in particular? Ask your guide and they'll do their best for you.

-  Longer time and less guests in the cage on average per person of any shark operation. Experience freedom in a cage.

-  Loads of space to be able to see and photograph the sharks from a specially designed vessel that offers both high and low photographic options. 

-  More flexibility for us to spend time looking at other marine wildlife including dolphins, whales and penguins for you.

Situated in Cape Town, we operate the best shark cage diving in one of the most richly diverse oceanic habitats in the world

Expert, passionate and friendly guides offer you a fun and insightful shark diving experience

We are committed to conservation. We'd like you to leave as ambassadors for sharks - all sharks!

We know how to get close to the sharks while maintaining respect as we care and love the sharks. Come and see how much we care.


We offer the best of the best shark cage diving trips in various locations, the most popular being Cape Town and Gansbaai. In order to make it easier to choose the location that best suits your requirements, we have listed the differences below:



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


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This is a great opportunity to experience all aspects of Shark behaviour and witness these creatures in their natural habitat.
South Africa's LOCKDOWN is on level 3. 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. |