Great White Shark cage diving is one of South Africa’s greatest attractions. Pioneered by a South African and Australian partnership, cage diving has quickly become the perfect excuse to take a dip even if you are not a diver.
When Dive the Big 5 was first established in 1996, South Africa was primarily known as a Tropical Coral Reef diving destination with most of the diving being done at Sodwana Bay. Umkomaas was also little known as a diving location, despite its reef and wreck dives, the Nebo and the Produce, and for those adventurous divers the Raggies sharks.
There are plenty of "what to do" guides out there, but for divers, there aren’t a whole lot of "what not to do" lists.
When planning your diving expedition to South Africa, you are without a doubt hoping to see sharks. And if you don’t have this hope, you most certainly should. South Africa is a top diving destination and it’s become such a destination because of the multitudes of different sharks you might catch a glimpse of.
South Africa boasts some of the most amazing scuba diving destinations in the world. Our coastline offers everything from wreck diving and coral reef diving to shark diving and shark cage diving. But South Africa is far from the only location in the world where you can enjoy the best diving.
One of the most adventurous underwater excursions you can experience is swimming up close to sharks. Shark diving in South Africa is the ideal diving expedition for the more advanced diver and depending on the time of year you choose to dive, you could see tiger sharks, blue and mako sharks, hammerhead sharks or sand tiger sharks.
There are two types of people who really get to know exactly where you will see the best of the underwater world. These people are marine biologists and divers. Divers who have the opportunity to dive all over the world get to see what the ocean has to offer, while marine biologists dedicate their whole lives to the ocean and its inhabitants.