PADI Shark Diver Distinctive Specialty Course
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The Shark Diver Distinctive Specialty course introduces you to the special established techniques and environmentally responsible methods of diving with sharks in order to observe and interact with them in a safe and enjoyable manner.

The Shark Diver Specialty Course

This is where the adventure starts.

Done correctly shark diving is far more than simply diving together with sharks. That is why the Shark Diver Distinctive Specialty course was specifically designed to give you optimum satistfaction from your shark dives.

The Shark Diver Distinctive Specialty course introduces you to the specialized established techniques and environmentally-responsible methods of diving with sharks in order to observe and interact with them in a safe and gratifying manner.

With more than two hundred shark species recorded along the South African coast, this is truly a great destination for those wishing to dive with many different sharks. We therefore also give you a special shark guarantee on the course.

The broadnose sevengill shark (Notorynchus cepedianus) is the second largest predatory shark in False Bay after the white shark (Carcharodon carcharias) and one shark species we often encounter during the Shark Diver Specialty Course.
Itinerary / Description

Over a minimum of two days of enlightening lectures and exciting diving you will be introduced to the local shark species with thorough information about each species and how best to approach them. Depending on the season and the location where the course is arranged, lectures will be focusing in particular on shark species likely encountered during your training sessions. During the cooler months this will typically include the great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) while the summer months presents plenty of opportunity to view and interact with the fascinating broadnose sevengill cow sharks (Notorynchus cepedianus). In summer we also sometimes go further out to sea where we freedive with the large pelagic species such as blue shark (Prionace glauca) and the lightening-fast shortfin Mako shark (Isurus oxyrinchus). The course offers you as a participant, in-depth discussion on the biology and behavior of these sharks which is supervised by a dedicated and experienced marine biologist and skilled shark diving staff.

Minimum prerequisite: PADI Open Water Diver or equivalent.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Shark Diver Distinctive Specialty certification issued by PADI.

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From USD 650 (R6800) depending on season and course itinerary. Contact us for details.

Price includes:
PADI Shark Diver certification.
All accommodation with breakfast.
Minimum two dives with sharks.
All airport transfers.
Tanks & weights for all dives.


Please note that all marine excursions are weather dependent.