Breaching activity takes place during the South African winter months, June – August, and our shark breaching and diving combined trips are only offered during the breaching season.
Breaching is a hunting technique of the great white shark whereby these majestic creatures propel their entire bodies out of the ocean in pursuit of their prey.
Exact times vary due to seasons, tides, sea and weather conditions, number of daily trips, shark activities, etc.
The final/24 hour weather and sea report will be reviewed on the day prior to the dive and the trip time schedule and subsequent transport pick-up times will be advised via e-mail on the day before the dive.
Breaching/diving trips are offered during the winter months from June to August. Trip meeting times range from early morning to midday.
The duration of the excursion from your time of arrival at our premises to your time of departure is approximately four and a half hours. The time spent at sea from launch to return to the harbour is approximately 2 – 3 hours and the exact dive/cage time as well as the number of dive sessions differ from day to day, depending on shark activity and sea conditions. When making your booking, please ensure that you have the full day available for this excursion as we cannot guarantee start or finish times in advance.
A maximum of 12 and a minimum of 6 passengers are taken on breaching trips. If we are not able to confirm the breaching component of your trip due to weather, sea or operational circumstances, we will give you the option to convert your trip to a standard shark cage diving trip.
Trip from Cape Town is roughly 2.5 hours.
If you opt to make use of our transport service, collection times will be confirmed on the day prior to your trip.