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Shark Experience

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About Shark Experience
Have you always wanted to go cage diving with big fishies? Join Shark Experience for a shark diving trip of a lifetime! With over 30 years diving experience in the southern part of New Zealand and qualified dive instructors, operating out of Bluff, you could not be in better hands. We look forward to taking you out in our beautiful southern waters! The waters around the Northern TiTi islands are home to an array of wildlife such as whales, seals, penguins, albatross and more... Season runs between 1st December to June each year.
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Sightseeing Day Tour
If you are a shark lover but you are not keen on getting wet - watch the days diving activities from the deck, main cabin on the Live Cage Cam TV or from on top of the dive cage!
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4 to 8 hours
from $193.72
Shark Cage Diving - Adult - Experienced Diver
One of five places in the world where you can cage dive with Great Whites!

Everyday in the Northern TiTi Islands is different - we can see Mako, Blue and Sevengiller sharks, however these islands are the historic seasonal gathering place for Great Whites.
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4 to 8 hours
from $323.31
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Reviewed February 19, 2019 via mobile

Had the best experience shark diving on the 17th of Feb 2018. The staff were very knowledgeable and friendly. If your not confident with diving, don’t be scared as they have a qualified diver on board who makes sure your comfortable whilst in the water....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank Rubybee24
MikeHaines2014, General Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

Thank you for spending the day with us!

Reviewed February 18, 2019 via mobile

Went out with captain Beetle, Tiddles & Nikki to see the sharks and had the most incredible day. The word awesome is massively overused but it really is the only word you can use to describe the experience that you can have with these guys....More

Date of experience: February 2019
Thank LordVelcro
MikeHaines2014, General Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 21, 2019

It was a pleasure having you out with us! The crew had a great day also and we are delighted you got to tick this off your list!

Reviewed January 19, 2019 via mobile

The team is friendly, nice, fun, just not very good at decision-making. We set out into no-go heavy weather on the captain's call. Not threatening for their craft, but as a commercial mariner myself I can tell you it was a bad choice for business....More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank John D
MikeHaines2014, Booking Office at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 23, 2019

Hi John, not everyday at sea is a good day and we were pretty gutted about the outcome too. If you wish to change your mind about the options offered to you at the end of the tour, we would still happily take you back...More

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Been researching this trip for a few years as I have always wanted to dive with sharks but have been a bit weary of being in the water with these magnificent creatures. With the recent changes in legislation in New Zealand making shark cage diving...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MikeHaines2014, Owner at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Thanks for coming to see our beautiful part of the world! It was a pleasure having you all out for the day!

Reviewed January 11, 2019 via mobile

Our family of 4 with 2 young teenagers ( who were nervous about water temp, sea sickness & a shark encounter) thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Encountered sharks within 15min of arriving. Seals, albatross & fishing too. An abundance of food, & the staff were so very...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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MikeHaines2014, Owner at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded January 12, 2019

Thanks for coming to see our beautiful part of the world! It was a pleasure having you all out for the day!

Reviewed April 12, 2018

I absolutely loved this experience! Once in a lifetime opportunity! Since childhood i have always wanted to cage dive with Great Whites and i am so happy to have finally done it! The whole team at the Shark Experience are amazing, so helpful and friendly...More

Date of experience: April 2018
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Reviewed April 12, 2018 via mobile

We came across this by chance when visiting Bluff - didn’t even realise you could do this in NZ! Seeing as it was at the top of my bucket list we booked in for the next day and it did not disappoint! We saw 4...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 13, 2018

Thank YOU for coming out and braving the cold! Incredibly tough day but you guys were fantastic and we love meeting other Shark Lovers! Have a wonderful journey and thanks for stopping into Bluff.

Reviewed April 9, 2018

The trip was an amazing experience. The crew were all very friendly and helpful. The boat is nice and cosy in the cabin to warm up after being in the water with plenty of hot drinks/snacks available throughout the day. We had done a shark...More

Date of experience: March 2018
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Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded April 10, 2018

Thank YOU for spending the day with us! We get such a thrill showing visitors to Southland our beautiful wildlife - and we LOVE meeting other Shark Lovers! Happy Travels ;-)

Reviewed March 28, 2018 via mobile

It was always my dream to see a real “Great White Shark”, like the ones in the scary movies and pictures. But I know that this animal is mostly illustrated as a bloodhungry monster, which is absolute nonsense. I saw a review on a diving-website...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Thomas K
Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2018

hey Thomas! It was lovely having you out with us! Thanks for visiting Southland and thanks for loving Sharks!

Reviewed March 26, 2018

I was in New Zealand for a conference and extended a few days to go to Bluff for cage diving with Great Whites. I had a "once in a lifetime" cage dive in Australia last year but, given the chance had to do it again....More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Bruce K
Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded March 28, 2018

Thank you for your review Bruce ;-) It was a delight having you out with us - We are pleased you got to visit our wee part of the world and hang out with the beautiful Great Whites of Foveaux Strait.

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Hi Richard, thanks for your email. No, you do not need to be qualified as a diver to Cage Dive with Shark Experience. We do require a minimum level of instruction to ensure you are confident with using a regulator. If... More
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