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Blue Water Predator Express

Your adventure begins from the moment we leave False Bay. For naturalists and marine life lovers alike, this is an opportunity you can’t afford to miss. Free Dive with Mako and Blue Sharks

Pricing from ZAR 2650 / USD 188 


  • Diving with Free Blue and Mako Sharks (without cage)
  • All diving equipment required
  • Snacks and soft drinks on the boat
  • Pick up and drop off from Cape Town possible at ZAR 450 / USD 33 pp




Trips depart at 06h00 from Simon’s Town, and return at 17h00.

Using the latest high-tech sound equipment emitting low frequency sounds, we attract these masters of the deep right up to our vessel. Here you will have the opportunity to view these animals gracefully swimming around our boat or if you want to dive, and are qualified to do so, you will be accompanied by one of the crew members into their world. Other shark species that have been spotted include Thintail threshers, Smooth and Great Hammerhead sharks. These species are rare and should not be expected on a regular basis. If you are lucky, Mako sharks can be observed making prodigious leaps out of the water.

These two species of sharks are truly the great BLUE WATER PREDATORS.

  • SAMSA (South African Marine Safety Association) - Surveyed annually
  • MCM permit to operate as an Shark Cage Diving Operation
  • Qualified skipper, dive master and Level ll medic on board
  • All diving equipment required for cage dive
  • Full day of cage diving and surface viewing
  • Personal tour guide for the day
  • Snacks and soft drinks
  • All diving equipment, including wetsuits
  • Towels

The Blue Water Predators season runs from October to May each year.

In the high season the water temprature us around 22C and water visibility is excellent with very clear deep blue water.

  • Waterproof jacket, warm clothes, hat
  • Sun block
  • Swimming costume for underneath wetsuits (if diving)
  • Camera.
  • Underwater cameras (disposable) are recommended, and are available at the harbour curio shop or at most camera stockists.

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From October to May each year the warm Agulhas current sweeps along the east coast of South Africa bringing in its wake clear blue water teeming with aquatic life. Bird life is also abundant. A number of pelagic birds can be seen; including terns, shearwaters, petrels and penguins as well as the possibility of seeing up to six different species of albatross.

However, below the surface is where all the action is. Whales, dolphins, large Yellowfin tuna and their smaller relatives, the Longfin tuna are a spectacular sight to behold, but it’s the blue water predators, the magnificent Mako and Blue sharks – the real aim of this expedition - that are the true stars of the show. See them in all their glory, be it from the surface of the boat or face-to-face in the water.


  • Sandwiches
  • Snacks
  • Fruit
  • Soft drinks

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