Shark cage diving typically involves diving in heavy metal cages in the cold waters of the
western cape, specifically targeting the large great white sharks that inhabit that region.
However in the much warmer waters of Kwa-Zulu Natal, different species of shark can be found,
like Tiger Sharks and Blacktip sharks. Because these species are smaller than the Great White Shark and their main diet consists of small schooling fish, a much lighter "soft" shark cage can
be used. There is even the option of getting out of the shark cage for a true shark interactive and unforgettable cage shark diving experience.
This is truly an exciting once in a lifetime experience - bond with family, friends or colleagues as
you get close up to one of South Africa's big marine predators.
Many shark species are being pushed towards extinction through uncontrolled, destructive fishing methods. The sheer lack of compassion, understanding and basic awareness people have of
these animals is enabling the slaughter of millions of sharks each year to continue unabated.
We view the "soft" cage diving experience as a vital way to connect people with healthy shark populations. The activity is intended to increase the level of focus, awareness and compassion
the public have for sharks.
A typical "soft" shark cage dive involves getting into a wetsuit, donning a mask and snorkel and climbing into a floating soft cage with between 5 and 30 sharks gliding gracefully by.
There are mainly Blacktip sharks, Dusky and Spinner sharks.