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Shark Cage Diving on Durban's Aliwal Shoal

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    What to Expect
    Our Shark Cage Diving adventure starts at 6.30am (although times may vary depending on conditions and your availability) with guests arriving at our shark centre located at 11 Escombe Cresent, Freeland Park, Scottburgh. All equipment will be provided for you, so only bring yourself, a sense of adventure, and a bathing costume.

    After a wake-up coffee, our guide will brief you on the shark cage diving adventure. This will include biological information on the sharks and the procedures that we will be following to ensure that you have a safe, educational, and enjoyable shark adventure with us. 

    You will then move to our changing rooms to be fitted with a suitably sized wetsuit, mask, and snorkel. Once you have changed into your wetsuit and safely stored any valuables and keys, you will hop onto our vehicle for a two minute drive down to our launch site. 

    At the beach, you will give an excited wave to your expedition videographer (who makes an edited expedition video for you), and arrive at our 8m semi-rigid vessel. The guide will give you a quick boat safety briefing and hand out life jackets. From here, you will climb onto the boat. Once everyone is seated, our tractor pushes the boat into the ocean and our skipper extraordinaire will launch you safely seawards. 

    It is an 8-minute boat ride to Aliwal Shoal where the sharks are located. On arrival we will put a 'chum drum' into the water to attract the sharks. We will also deploy our 6-person shark cage that floats at the surface. Once we have a good number of sharks around (usually within 2-minutes) we will pull the cage adjacent to the boat and you can slip into the water. 

    You can then enjoy viewing between 10 and 30 black tip sharks circling you for up to 60 minutes. Our guide will be in the water with you at all times, and assist you if required. Many of our shark cage diving guests use the cage initially, but once they see that the sharks ignore humans, they ask to swim freely with the sharks outside of the cage. If you choose to move outside the cage, our guide will collect a pair of fins for you and assist you out of the cage (but you are also free to stay within the cage - whatever makes you most comfortable). 

    After the cage dive, you climb onto the boat and head back to land. At our shark centre, you can enjoy a hot shower and dry towel. Whilst our videographer is busy editing your expedition video, you can eat a light snack of sandwiches and soft-drinks. When the videographer is ready, you can all crowd around the TV to watch your expedition video - prepare to gasp in amazement!  

    The trip does not include transport to and from Scottburgh (this can be arranged at additional cost) or the expedition video (an additional R350 per group, if you like what we have produced). We will send you the video via Google drive or We-transfer, or you can bring along a USB stick to load the video onto directly.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    11 Escombe Cres, Freeland Park, 4180, South Africa
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Expedition guide
    • Live commentary onboard
    • All shark cage diving activities
    • Use of Snorkelling equipment
    • Light refreshments
    • VAT (Value Added Tax)
    • Snacks
    • Coffee and/or Tea
    • Gratuities
    • Souvenir video and photos (available to purchase)
    • Transportation to/from attraction (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Weather permitting - confirmation made at 5pm on preceding day
    • Drive time is 40 minutes south from central Durban
    • Minimum age is 7 years
    • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Just the most fabulous and breathtaking experience for me, my wife and 3 kids. Rogan and Jamie made us feel completely at ease and the photo Jamie took of my 8 year old under Rogans arm as he snorkelled from the cage to the pole is going on the wall forever! It was exhilarating
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    Crew were very knowledgeable, caring, friendly and went out of their way to make this experience a breathtaking and most enjoyable one. We had about 15 sharks swimming with and around us! We felt totally safe on board and amongst the sharks! Whole trip was well organised,
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    What an experience, the men and women on the team are all great and knowledgeable. They make you feel safe and explain everying, there really is no need for the cage at all and I would recommend going cageless. It is definitely worth the price, the experience they give you is
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    Loved this morning outing. Sea swell was huge but apparently really good. Boat ride out was a thrill seekers delight, finding the sharks involved circling the burley, so felt a little unwell. Once sharks were spotted we got in (no cage) our 10 year old also got in. Sharpers swam
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    I did my first Shark diving tour here.. Jessica and her team was very knowledgeable and helping.. loved the way the whole tour was organised from start to end.. I managed to get some lovely shark footage.. until next time, Cheers!!
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