Experience Shark Cage Diving and other unforgettable tours in Africa

Dive the Big 5 has made it possible for countless locals and tourists from across the globe to experience the unimaginable. You could have underwater encounters of fierce Great Whites while shark cage diving, witness the Sardine Run in person or go on wildlife safaris in South Africa. If you are looking for an adventure filled with excitement and sights that will leave you in awe, contact our agents to book your holiday of a lifetime today.


Dive The Big 5 was established in May 1996.

As an incoming tour operator, based in South Africa, specialising in scuba diving safaris and wildlife safaris encompassing the entire coastline and length and breadth of Southern Africa.

The "Dive" part of Dive The Big 5 concentrates on the scuba diving activities of the company which include Great White Shark cage diving, "free-diving" with Sand Tigers, Tiger, Bull and Hammerhead Sharks (The Big 5 Sharks), the annual Sardine Run, unique to South Africa, reef diving, wreck diving, and pure tropical, coral reef diving along the coast of South Africa and Mozambique, as well as "live-aboard" diving off the islands of the Bazaruto Archipelago and the Quirimba's which lie off Pemba in northern Mozambique.


Shark Cage Diving

On May 13 2016, Dive the Big 5 turned 20 years old.

There is no substitute for experience and local knowledge.

Do you prefer Wildlife Safari's or Shark Cage Diving?

Our most popular tours include the riveting experience of shark cage diving and taking people to watch the mass feeding frenzy that occurs when billions of sardines spawn on the eastern coast of South Africa. Coming face to face with the big 5 wild animals of Africa is another all-time favourite, but with Dive the Big 5, you don't have to choose. We have a variety of tours that combine the thrills of diving in the ocean with the up-close and personal viewing of Africa's untamed wildlife.