Welcome to Cage Dive with Great White Sharks
Climb into a thick iron cage, plunge into the ocean, and come
face-to-face with a great white shark. Believe it or not, this
is one of South Africa's top attractions — for thrill seekers.
The sport has become so popular that new tour operators keep
sprouting up every year.The best time to try the dive is April
through October, but great whites swim these waters throughout
the year thanks to healthy populations of seals and fish.Cape
Town tour operators organize shark cage dives to areas such as
Simon's Town, Seal Island, Dyer Island, Mossel Bay, and Gansbaai,
the self-proclaimed "Great White Shark Capital of the World." Trips
can also be arranged out of Durban and Rocky Bay. Since divers are
enclosed in the custom-designed cages, no diving certification is
required. For a little less excitement, it's also possible to watch
the action from the boat.