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Shark Explorers

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No 62 St Georges Street | Simonstown, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 82 564 1904
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Nice dives

Unfortunately the Great White Sharks were no longer in the area, so I did four tank dives with them... read more

Reviewed 10 October 2017
Mantsala, Finland
Poorly run Shark Experience, which has great potential

Arrived at 11:20 for the scheduled 11:30 departure. Sat around the waiting area until 13:00 when... read more

Reviewed 11 August 2017
Daniel R
Sydney, Australia
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Shark Explorers offers customized shark diving, viewing and filming expeditions which take you directly to the sharks of Southern Africa. We will help you plan your ultimate shark diving experience, viewing or film shoot by making sure you are in the right place at the right time with the best chance of successfully encountering your shark of choice. Our Mission Statement:We believe that we can make a difference by showing people a positive experience with sharks. We don’t believe in misrepresenting them as potential killers for an adrenalin experience to sell tours. We do believe that sharks should be respected as the critically important predators they are. Our specialties are: Great White Sharks Mako Sharks Blue Sharks Sevengill Sharks Cat Sharks Spotted Gully Sharks The ultimate adventure expedition, the annual Sardine Run! In collaboration with our friends and partners we also offer you Tiger Sharks, Whale Sharks, Ragged Tooth Sharks, Bull Sharks, Black tip Sharks, Bronze Whaler Sharks and Dusky Sharks. We will show you these misunderstood creatures like you have never experienced before. Shark Explorers sets the standards and guidelines for responsible shark diving and interactions high. We provide a holistic experience which includes breaking down sensationalistic, adrenaline-hyped advertising, treating sharks with respect, reducing the impact we have on them and their environment, educating divers about their behaviour and the threats they face. Most importantly we want to show you the sheer beauty of these fascinating sharks and give you an experience you won’t forget.
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No 62 St Georges Street | Simonstown, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa

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Reviewed 10 October 2017

Unfortunately the Great White Sharks were no longer in the area, so I did four tank dives with them (2 days). Staff was friendly and took us diving even when there was only 2-3 customers. We saw the cape fur seals under water and a...More

Thank Anne_scuba
Reviewed 11 August 2017

Arrived at 11:20 for the scheduled 11:30 departure. Sat around the waiting area until 13:00 when they finally got themselves organised. The reception staff member was generally unpleasant and quite rude when we asked for driving directions to the jetty. In the end, she gave...More

Thank Daniel R
Reviewed 9 August 2017

The shark cage encounter through Shark Explorers was an amazing experience. Steph really knows what he is doing - his team has got it down to a science! The cage was not as frightening as I had thought it would be, seeing the sharks up...More

Thank GMath1
Reviewed 26 July 2017

We went out on the hunting-breaching excursion to Seal Island with Shark Explorers the second week of July this year. We didn’t see a single shark until somewhere around 11:00-11:30, the crew said it was the longest it had ever taken for them to see...More

Thank Amber B
Reviewed 26 July 2017

This week marks the 1-year anniversary of when I first went diving with Shark Explorers. Since those first few dives in Cape Town I have gone back to Shark Explorers to dive with the Blues/Mako/7-gills, done their White Shark excursion several times, gone on two...More

2  Thank lackhead
Reviewed 25 July 2017 via mobile

We went to the morning session at 6:30 am to see the great whites, unfortunately we did not see a breach, but this is more luck of the draw than anything else. The crew were experts at chumming and baiting the sharks to come close...More

Thank Craig Y
Reviewed 12 July 2017

I made 2 days cage diving on 7th and 8th July, 2017. I had a bad experience on the first day. I booked in advance and confirmed that they would provide surface air supply. I also met them at the pier and reconfirmed that the...More

Thank Bill W
Reviewed 12 July 2017

We had a direct comparison with Shark Seekers at Mossel Bay who were first class. Shark seekers had too many people on a small boat in rough sea. There was no discipline or organisation on the boat and this led to conflict with individuals. Whilst...More

Thank JaceyLaw
Reviewed 5 July 2017 via mobile

There were many companies to choose from and the company I was going to buy ok with didn't have room for us on the day we were available. They booked us with Shark Explorers. Couldn't be happier with there experience. Great crew- they were very...More

Thank Airmom4
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

I went on 3 dives in 2 days with these guys in April, dives i've dreamt of for 2 years plus and one of my motivations to get qualified in the first place. It certainly didn't disappoint. The team from the beginning were excellent from...More

Thank Sharon C
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22 April 2016|
Response from hfdeepblue | Reviewed this property |
I did not do the Great White diving while I was there . Weather did not permit it; however, in South Africa you are not on scuba when you do these trips. You are in snorkel gear. It is not really 'diving'. I enjoyed my... More
10 January 2016|
Response from SharkExplorers62 | Property representative |
Sincere apologies for late reply, missed your message on tripadvisor. Hope you got to see the sharks :) all the best, Morne