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Apex Shark Expeditions

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Quayside Buidling | Shop no 3, Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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Professional crew, I'm not a diver but I loved it

On the first day we went out, we didn't see any sharks, the sea was rough and cold and we were told... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
smartrabbit
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Madison
Not so excting

When my husband and I planned our trip to South Africa, shark diving in a cage was the number one... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
seaandland
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Join Chris & Monique Fallows of Discovery Channel's Air Jaws series on your own AIR JAWS shark tour. Experience a morning or afternoon trip to see the Great White Sharks of Seal Island breaching and hunting.Get up close and personal, view the sharks in their own watery environment from the safety of a cage - all this in one trip!
  • Excellent87%
  • Very good6%
  • Average3%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“great whites” (60 reviews)
“false bay” (40 reviews)
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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Quayside Buidling | Shop no 3, Main Road, Simon's Town 7975, South Africa
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"chris fallows"
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"shark sightings"
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"shark week"
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"boat crew"
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"crew members"
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"once in a lifetime"
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"marine life"
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"great communication"
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"mossel bay"
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"these amazing creatures"
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Reviewed 2 days ago

On the first day we went out, we didn't see any sharks, the sea was rough and cold and we were told there was a possibility of no sightings. We were offered a discount to come out the next day and we were rewarded by...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

When my husband and I planned our trip to South Africa, shark diving in a cage was the number one item on our bucket list. We have both been diving since the 70s and have seen many sharks on our many many dive experiences, but...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Dear Apex Team, My biggest Dream becomes true with Apex! Saw a Great White, met Chris Fallows and got support from the whole Team/ Crew! They supported my own Filmproject to protect this beautiful animals! I will come back again, just going with Apex!!! It...More

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UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you so much for the positive review. We do have a number of variables when dealing with wildlife and nature and we appreciate that you recognise this. See you again in 2020!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our trip prior to arriving in SA as we were advised expeditions such as this get booked up very fast and as we were on our honeymoon we didn't want to miss out on anything. We have both wanted to cage dice with...More

1  Thank Louise C
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UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for your review and for noting the high level of service you received with Apex. We never confirm a trip unless the sea conditions are safe and as such, this trip was good to go. Again thank you for noting that prior to...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had a lovely experience with the APEX staff, despite our own misfortunates. They showed us amazing hospitality when we first came there and warned us beforehand that there were no shark sightings in the area (both in person and a few weeks beforehand when...More

1  Thank Bilal M
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Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We went out with Apex on May 11th. We did a morning shark expedition tour to Seal Island. I was in contact with Renee often prior to leaving that morning. Unfortunately, the great white has still not returned to Seal Island in Simonstown. However, the...More

1  Thank LydiaM24
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Reviewed 9 April 2018

Apex were recommended to me and they were honest enough to tell me that they had seen no great white shark for the last 14 trips out of Simonstown.They then booked me with a sister company at Gansbaai and I had an excellent trip with...More

3  Thank Chuuk
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Reviewed 8 April 2018

We transferred from cape town (right on time, worked very well!), had a lovely boat ride to Seal's Island, saw seals and birds and dozens of dolphins in at least three pods on the way out! The water visibility was poor but our crew was...More

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UltimateAirJaws, General Manager at Apex Shark Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded 10 April 2018

Thank you for the informative review. A trip in False Bay is usually an all round marine wildlife experience. We offer the smallest groups of guests ( 12 max) in the shark cage dive industry thereby ensuring an intimate personal encounter.

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Reviewed 17 February 2018

Apex is very good about communicating with their clientele. We rescheduled our trip for a day later based on the sea conditions. They also made us fully aware that shark sightings had been little to none recently and we proceeded knowing these items. We did...More

3  Thank Blondeee85
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Reviewed 14 February 2018 via mobile

I would like to commend Apex. We had booked a trip with them but due to the poor sightings they booked us on an operator in Gansbaai. Up until two days before the trip I had been speaking to the office to check if they...More

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Smaug_11
28 January 2018|
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Response from UltimateAirJaws | Property representative |
Hi There We do offer scuba to guests who are scuba certified however the best way to view the sharks is to listen to the communication from the bait handler as to when to go underwater and what direction the shark is coming... More
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Barbara B
25 July 2017|
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Response from UltimateAirJaws | Property representative |
These are good tips below. You can also wear a rash vest under the wetsuit to keep you warmer. A good quality waterproof is a must.
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