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SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK DIVING SAFARI

 

air jaws. great white shark dive

 

Expedition:

 Diving with 10 species of sharks including Great White Sharks.

Location:

 False Bay / Simon's Town (near Cape Town) South Africa.

Accommodation:

 Oceanfront hotel in Simon's Town.

Experience Level:

 Open water diver with experience.
   

2017 Dates:

 June 4th-11th 1 SPOT AVAILABLE

2017 Price:

 $3195 per person double occ. $3695 single occ

2017 Leader:

 Andy Murch
   

2018 Dates:

 June 30th - July 7th 5 SPOTS AVAILABLE

2018 Price:

 $3395 per person double occ. $3695 single occ

2018 Leader:

 Andy Murch

 

READ THE: 2016 SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK SAFARI TRIP REPORT

READ THE: 2014 SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK SAFARI TRIP REPORT

READ THE: 2013 SOUTH AFRICAN SHARK SAFARI TRIP REPORT

 

sevengill shark kelp forest diving in False Bay, South Africa.

 

UP TO TEN SPECIES OF SHARKS ON ONE ACTION-PACKED EXPEDITION

Join the ultimate South African Shark Safari and dive with: Great White Sharks, Mako Sharks, Blue Sharks, Sevengill Sharks, Spotted Gully Sharks, Puffadder Shy Sharks, Dark Shy Sharks, Pajama Catsharks, Yellowspotted Catsharks and Leopard Cat Sharks.

 

Great white shark, False Bay, South Africa.

 

SEVENGILLS IN THE BEAUTIFUL BAMBOO KELP FORESTS OF FALSE BAY:

 

PLUS, SHOOT THE BIG FIVE!

This 7 night expedition package also includes a game drive to view the BIG 5 so bring a long lens for close up shots of lions, cheatahs, elephants, Cape buffalo and Rhinos and many other South African species. Discover the beauty of the Western Cape with Big Fish Expeditions.

 

African elephant safarilion safaricheetah encounterrhino safariZebra safariCape Buffalo SafariOstrich watching safariLion game drive

 

 

CAPE FUR SEALS AND OTHER MARINE MEGAFAUNA

Enjoy a dive with playful cape fur seals near Pyramid Rock and huge tuna and other pelagics on your blue water dives. Dolphins and whales occasionally swim by as well.

 

dive with cape fur seals

 

EVEN MORE MARINE LIFE

Other species you may see on this expedition include Marlin, Yellowfin Tuna, Longfin Tuna, Bonito, Yellow tail, Cape fur Seal, Albatross, Shearwaters, Petrels, African Penguin, Sperm Whale, Common Dolphin, Bottlenose Dolphin, Brydes Whale, Southern Right Whale, Pilot whale, Red Steenbras, Red Roman, Nudibranchs, Crayfish, Abalone. However, even without the big stuff, False Bay's reefs are packed with colour and beautiful invertebrate life.

 

Beautiful reef in False Bay

 

VISIT AN AFRICAN PENGUIN COLONY

If you have any energy left after your action packed shark diving schedule, it is only a 20 minute stroll down to beautiful Boulders Beach to see the African Penguin Colony. These extremely cute little penguins were almost wiped out but have since recovered and can be seen waddling around and surfing into shore every afternoon.

 

African Penguin EncounterBoulders Beach, South Africa. African Penguins.

 

YOUR FALSE BAY SHARK DIVING SAFARI INCLUDES ALL OF THE FOLLOWING:

7 Nights bed and breakfast in Simon's Town.
Cape Town/Simon's Town transfers.
2 White Shark trips.
2 Inshore dive trips (Cat sharks and Sevengill sharks).
1 Offshore dive trip (Makos and blues).
1 Big Game Safari drive (with full buffet lunch).
Professional Dive Guide.
Weights and tanks.
Lunch, Snacks & cool drinks on boat.
Dive briefings and shark presentation.

Full day Big Game Safari including:
  

    Passage through the famous Huguenot Tunnel
    Coffee & cake on arrival
    2-3 hour game drive with experienced game rangers
    Cheetah & Lion project
    Full buffet lunch
    Home via the famous Du Toits Kloof Pass

 

NOT INCLUDED:

Flights, Dinner, Alcohol, Dive gear, crew gratuities
 

WATCH THIS DARK SHYSHARK VIDEO, JUST ONE OF THE MANY SPECIES WE WILL SEE:

 

 

kelp forest dive, South AfricaGreat white shark divingdive with blues and makos

 

AN ACTION PACKED ITINERARY

 

Day 1 - Meet at Cape Town Airport (flight not included). Transfer to Simonstown. Check into the four star Quayside Hotel.

Day 2 - Dive day at Seal Island (False Bay) for White Shark breaching, natural predations and cage diving.

Day 3 - 2nd dive day at Seal Island (False Bay) for White Shark breaching, natural predations and cage diving. Afternoon free for exploring Boulders Beach Penguin Colony.

Day 4 - Inshore dive trip (two dives) amongst the Kelp forests in search of Broadnose Sevengill Sharks, Spotted Gully Sharks, Puffadder Cat Sharks, Dark Shy Sharks, Leopard Cat Sharks, Pajama Sharks and Cape Fur Seals. Afternoon trip to Cape Point Nature Reserve.

Day 5 - Offshore trip in search of Blue Sharks, Mako Sharks, Giant Yellowfin Tuna and Longfin Tuna.

Day 6 - Inshore dive trip (two dives) amongst the Kelp forests in search of Broadnose Sevengill Sharks, Spotted Gully Sharks, Puffadder Cat Sharks, Dark Shy Sharks, Leopard Cat Sharks, Pajama Sharks and Cape Fur Seals.

Day 7 - Full day Big Game Safari on a luxury Private Game Reserve famous for having the BIG 5 and various other reintroduced safari game. The Private game reserve is a mere 2 hour drive from Cape Town

Day 8 - Check out and transfer back to Cape Town.


Join the ultimate South African Shark Diving Expedition.
 

Diving with sevengill sharks

 

DAILY SCHEDULES


WHITE SHARK VEIWING / DIVING TRIPS
Meet between 6h15 and 6h45.
Board boat and receive boat safety briefing and general information.
Leave pier between 6h30 and 7h00.
Arrive at island between 6h50 and 7h25.
Discussion on shark hunting behavior and what to expect.
View natural predatory interactions between sharks and seals.
Tow a seal decoy to entice a breach so guests can get pictures.
Anchor boat at 9am and start chumming to get sharks to boat.
Drop cage and brief guests on the cage dive and shark behavior around the boat.
Cage dive and view sharks from 9h00 to 13h00.
Return to Simonstown harbor.
Back by 13h30.

SEVENGILL SHARK / CATSHARK DIVING TRIPS
Meet at 9am.
Board boat and check gear. Receive safety briefing and information.
Leave pier at 9h15
Arrive at 1st dive site at 9h45. Receive dive briefing.
1st dive at 10am. (dive between 40 60min)
Relocate to 2nd dive site (less than 10min). Have something to eat and drink.
Arrive at 2nd dive site around 11h30.
Receive dive briefing.
2nd dive at 11h45 (or 15h45). (dive between 40 60min)
Return to Simonstown pier at 13h00 (or 17h00).

BLUE AND MAKO SHARK TRIPS
Meet at 7am.
Board boat and check gear. Receive safety briefing and information.
Leave pier at 7h15
Arrive at dive site around 9h30. Receive dive briefing.
Start chumming the blue waters.
When first shark arrives we start on snorkel. When we have about 5 sharks we start our scuba dive. (scuba for between 60 120min at 5m).
Return to Simonstown pier at 16h00
 

CONDITIONS

Water Temp: 14 - 24 C (7mm suit recommended)
Water visibility: 3 - 50 meters


 

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pyjama catsharks 

 

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