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Nothing compares to the adrenaline rush you experience when coming face-to-face with one of the world’s greatest predators. You will be guided through this incredible encounter safely and efficiently. What’s more, you don’t need any prior experience with diving to enter the cage.
Now that you have a general idea of the timeline you’ll be following throughout the morning afternoon, it’s time to get a little more detail about the dive.
Once you arrive at the anchor site , you’ll receive your second safety briefing of the day. The fun really starts when the crew start to chum the water to attract the sharks, using fish and natural marine products. Once the chum and bait are in the water, the waiting game begins. Either minutes or hours later, when these magnificent creatures have made their way to the boat the cage is lowered into the water.
Slip on your goggles, jump into the cage and experience an underwater view like no other. If you don’t feel like getting your hair wet, surface viewing of the sharks is amazing too! To ensure that everyone has a chance to set their eyes on the sharks, divers will rotate through the cage approximately every 20 to 30 minutes. Then, once everyone has had a turn in the cage you can jump back in. The trip usually lasts between 3 and 4 hours, and clients will be offered a light lunch, snack and drinks on board to keep you replenished.
Following your trip you will ride back to the harbour to watch the video of the day and enjoy tea and coffee at the house. You can purchase a copy of the DVD for an additional cost of R350.
Each shark diving trip to Mossel Bay generally lasts between 3 to 4 hours. With SharkZone you have a choice of either morning or afternoon trips, depending on your individual preference. They both begin and end at the shark diving house in Mossel Bay, which functions as a base for each dive.
- 08:00 – Everybody involved meets up at the shark diving house in Mossel Bay. Here, you’ll be treated to a delicious, relaxing breakfast whilst listening to the all-important safety briefing. After this, clients will set off on the short walk to the harbour where you will board the boat.
- 09:00 – All aboard! Clients hop onto the boat, which is docked at Mossel Bay harbour, for the launch. The ride to Seal Island only takes about 10 minutes, so no too worry if you’re at all concerned about sea sickness.
- 09:10 – Arriving at the anchor site, clients will receive one last safety briefing before the fun really begins! Throughout the morning you’ll offered a light lunch, snack and drinks onboard.
- 12:30 – After, dare we say, the most incredible, exhilarating 3-and-a-bit hours of your life, you embark on the short journey back to the harbour, and finally, the meeting house.
- 12:40 – Afternoon tea is served, where clients can swap shark-tales, and pictures and generally reminisce on the amazing dive they have just experienced. You will also get to watch the video about the dive, shot by SharkZone divers.
- 13:00 – The morning of fun and excitement is done and dusted, giving you lots of time to plan your next trip!
- 13:00 – Clients meet up at the shark diving house in Mossel Bay. This time, you’ll be treated to a delectable lunch while you listen to the essential safety briefing. Following this, clients set off for the harbour to board.
- 14:00 – All aboard! Clients get on the boat which will take them to Seal Island – where the sharks are – just 10 minutes away.
- 14:10 – After the short boat trip, and arriving at the anchor you’re just minutes away from the action! Listen in to one more safety briefing and then give yourself over the incredible experience given by SharkZone.
- 17:30 – Arriving back at the harbour, divers jump off the boat and head off, once again, for the meeting house.
- 17:40 – Afternoon tea is served, whilst clients swap stories, and watch the incredible video taken by the SharkZone diving instructors.
- 18:00 – That’s a wrap! Now you can start planning your next big exciting adventure with SharkZone.
*The times above are approximate times only.
What to bring:
- Sun block and hat.
- Comfortable shoes.
- Swim wear and towel.
- Sea sickness tablets.
- Warm jacket.
Price Break Down:
Until 30 December 2019:
PRICE/Person/Trip (2-4 hours): Rand 2050 ADULT
PRICE/Child/Trip (2-4 hours): Rand 1400 (Under 12)
1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020
PRICE/Person/Trip (2-4 hours): Rand 2250 ADULT
PRICE/Child/Trip(2-4 hours): Rand 1500 (Under 12)
There is up to 3 trips per day available depending on weather conditions and passenger numbers. Launch times are always weather dependent and confirmed the evening before the trip.