Cage Diving with Sharks in Cape Town

Written on Friday, December 15, 2017 by great white shark

Here at EWT we like to think outside the box and offer unique experiences, so when we heard about this shark diving tour from our contacts on the ground in South Africa, we all agreed we thought you should know about it!

Just off Cape Town‘s southern coast lies Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, home to some 60,000 Cape Fur Seals. The stretch of water between these two islands is the aptly named Shark Alley. Home to the highest population in the world of Great White Shark. A place where dorsal fins cut through the inky black water and where Southern Right Whales and Manta Rays roam.

Of all the activities on offer, the adrenaline pumping cage diving tops the list as the most thrilling. Divers are lowered into secure cages, giving the opportunity for literally face to face encounters with these fascinating beasts. The cage floats and with part of it sitting partially out of the water, divers needn’t be qualified or experienced to safely partake.

Visitors preferring to watch from the safety of the boat certainly won’t miss out on any of the action, as the sharks remain just under the surface of the water and come right up to the boat. This gives you the opportunity to see every intricate detail of this beautiful monster. Battle scars adorn heads, brilliantly white and razor sharp teeth glint and deep black eyes stare ahead in alertness and anticipation. All guests have the opportunity to witness ‘breaching’ where a lucky few can witness the full bulk and majesty of the shark as it breaches clear above the water displaying its unique hunting prowess.

Well worth the elevation in heart rate, this truly unforgettable opportunity is not only something that stays with you for life but also provides a fascinating peak into the world of this masterful and often misunderstood apex predator.

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