It’s on the bucket list of some of SA’s top chefs (Reuben Riffel, George Jardine, Siba Mtongana, Brad Ball and Pete Goffe-Wood, to name a few), but why is shark-cage diving such a sought-after activity? We imagine it has something to do with the thrill of coming face to face with one of the most feared animals on the planet, but we have yet to find out…
What to expect
Apex Shark Expeditions runs a range of packages, catering to adventure seekers and nature lovers alike. The adventure begins at the crack of dawn where you will be offered a cup of tea or coffee while being briefed on the day ahead. The boat then departs for Seal Island where you get to watch the sharks as they hunt for seals – from the safety of the boat.
Then, the brave members of the group will gear up and descend into the cage where they will witness the beasts of the deep from close up. If you are not keen to take the plunge into the cage, you are welcome to watch the sharks from the deck of the boat. The trip also includes a light lunch with an assortment of beverages.
May is the start of the Great Whites’ hunting season, and February through to September are the prime months to witness shark activity.