Boat, Cage & Diving Equipment
BOAT – Our boat Megalodon II is one of a kind custom built Catamaran, especially designed and built for comfort, safety, speed and stability (minimizing sea-sickness). The engines of the vessel can trim completely out of the water making it a safe working and swim environment for sharks, not harming them in any way. Megalodon II is also the only vessel whose hull is completely filled with SABS approved foam making it unsinkable. Every year we conduct foam density tests to make sure the foam is still in tact. Our multi million rand vessel is specifically designed and approved by Naval Architects and SAMSA for ultimate safety and stability. Megalodon II is a luxurious vessel, setting the platform for redefined luxurious shark cage diving and viewing tours in South Africa. We also have all necessary medical equipment with oxygen on board in case of emergency, and our crew is medically highly qualified to administer and help any person in case of emergency. We have an emergency flow chart in the vessel in case of fire, a second medical boat and helicopter evacuation. We have a serviceable 54-man life raft on board. Although our tours are for adrenaline seekers, our emphasis is more on education and conservation of this misunderstood animal. By working with smaller intimate groups, it allows us to make your experience a more personal, educational and unforgettable one, with longer cage diving time and more photo opportunities in the cage and from our viewing deck. Our vessel has two designated private lockable change rooms on board with a toilet facility. We also have hand showers on deck. In the cabin we have two dedicated compartments where mineral water, soft drinks and snacks are on display during the duration of the tour. The benches on deck serve as perfect storing facilities for personal belongings of our guests whilst at sea. The sturdy staircase leads to the upper deck of the vessel offering fantastic unobstructed shark viewing and photographic opportunities.
CAGE – Our cage is architecturally specifically drawn, designed, built and approved with no sharp edges, therefore making it extremely safe and eco-friendly, not harming the sharks in any way during our tours. The cage is inspected on a daily basis and is inspected by government officials on an annual basis. Our galvanised steel shark cage can comfortably accommodate up to 5 divers.
DIVING GEAR – All diving equipment is provided free of charge and is tested daily. Upon arrival guests are issued with a dry bag, wetsuit and dive booties (towels can be rented). We have invested in purchasing over 70 wetsuits with 50 pairs of dive booties. These items are regularly inspected and kept in good condition. We are proud to confirm that we are the only company offering clean, sterilized wetsuits on all our excursions. We are also proud to confirm that we are the only company offering dive belts with weights to reduce the buoyancy whilst diving, as this is much needed to steady one-self when trying to capture the perfect underwater photo.