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Shark Experience

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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...more
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64 Gore Street, Bluff 9841, New Zealand
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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
Thank Rhiannon S
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
Thank Alexmac1988
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
Thank Leerichardson14
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.

Reviewed March 19, 2018

I have been crossing the world to see the great white shark and they were there! We saw 4 of them and I got great shots! I definitely recommend that you do that!

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank alexcompa
Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded March 21, 2018

Thanks Alex, was lovely to have you out with us!

Reviewed February 25, 2018

I've been wanting to dive with white sharks my whole life (having been in the water with tigers, bulls, blacktips, and nurse sharks a fair bit freediving), so this was definitely a 'bucket list' achievement for me. I was nervous that weather or other factors...More

Date of experience: February 2018
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Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 28, 2018

Thank you very much for coming out with Shark Experience! We are all about the sharks and we get a buzz out of seeing people enjoy them just as much as we do. Some great handy hints there for travelers to Southland - and please...More

Reviewed February 10, 2018

My wife shouted me this trip for my 50th. Been wanted to do it since I was 10 years old! Always been fascinated by Great Whites. Can't speak highly enough of Shark Experience. Great service, from my early arrival at the office, whilst on board...More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank heydavebaker
Nikki S, General Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 12, 2018

Thanks Dave, it was a pleasure having you out with us and we are so glad you got to tick off that 40 year old goal! May your next adventure just as fulfilling. Mike, Nikki, Tiddles and Maddy

Reviewed February 7, 2018 via mobile

The crew was amazing! Patient! We saw 3 sharks multiple times. Lunch is scant so bring snacks. Dress warm! It was gorgeous! Bucket list item!

Date of experience: February 2018
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Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 9, 2018

Thanks for coming out with us!

Reviewed February 3, 2018 via mobile

We did the shark Experience for my 26th Birthday this February with friends and family. We thoroughly enjoyed our day the crew were great fun with awesome banter and we saw 5 sharks and got to spend a great amount of time in the water....More

Date of experience: February 2018
Thank KVET92
Nikki S, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience, responded to this reviewResponded February 5, 2018

Thanks for coming out with us! We love sharing the wonders of the Great Whites of the Northern TiTi islands!

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