Seal Island in False Bay, 30km south of Cape Town is by far the best place in the world to witness the spectacular phenomenon of great white shark breaching - highly unusual behaviour, which occurs here with more frequency than anywhere else. For this reason, False Bay is famous for its great white “flying sharks”, a term used because of the highly athletic breaching and hunting behaviour by great white sharks in the area.

We will arrange your transport to and from your shark diving experience.

Choose from a thrilling helicopter ride from the V&A Waterfront or a personalised shuttle from your front door to a central departure point at the V&A Waterfront.

Either way, sit back, relax and enjoy the ride while we do all the legwork for you!

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Gansbaai is known as the Great White Shark capital of the world. The channel between Dyer Island and Geyser rock off Gansbaai is popularly referred to as "Shark Alley". Dyer Island is known as one of only two unique areas in the world, where the chances of viewing the great white shark become exceptionally high. Other wildlife species such as Cape Fur Seals, Cape Gannets, Cape Cormorants, Jackass penguins, southern right whales and dolphins are also likely to be sighted.


To find the pelagic sharks we head out into the warm Agulhas current off Cape Point and it is this warm current and multitude of fish species that attract the great predators of the deep. Many who have cage dived with white sharks have actually said that this open water free dive with the pelagic sharks was the real highlight of their trip! For those with a true sense of adventure, we offer both cage dives and free dives with these blue water predators.





I developed a love for Great White Sharks when I started surfing at the age of 14, even relocating to Cape Town to live the dream.

At the time, the film “Jaws” was still fresh in our minds – creating a fear of the ocean among surfers and swimmers alike, with the constant terrifying thought of fins lurking in the ocean nearby. As an avid surfer, I feared this ‘monster’ at first, after learning about “Black December” in Durban and the fact that this city holds the record for attacks in a single place, in 1957, with 7 attacks (5 in which resulted in death) within 107 days.

It then became my mission to learn as much as I could about these magnificent and intriguing creatures of the deep, and today I am familiar with and have a deep love for all shark species. My 3 favourite shark species are the Great White because of the powerful image of fear, danger and mystery; the Tiger Shark because of its nature and curiosity, and the whale shark for its quiet tranquility in the tropical waters (despite its size!)

This knowledge, coupled with my love of the freedom offered by the ocean and surfing encouraged me to establish this business, and I’ve become even more motivated knowing that some of these precious, beautiful unique predators may be on their way to extinction.

The aim of Shark Dive Africa is to give something back to our sharks – from creating awareness and raising funds to attempts to eliminate illegal shark hunting and poaching worldwide. To my guests and clients, I trust you will enjoy your shark diving experience with us and take with you some of the love I have for these spectacular creatures.

Chris