SAFETY

YOUR SAFETY IS OUR FIRST PRIORITY

Your safety is our main priority, therefore upon arrival at our offices a safety briefing will be conducted. After breakfast we move down to the harbour and once on-board, a demonstration is given on how to effectively use your life vest. The location of all safety and emergency equipment is pointed out to passengers. An emergency flow chart (step-by-step emergency guide) is situated inside the cabin, and clearly visible to all passengers.

All our facilities, vessel, cage, safety and medical equipment, are inspected by authorities on a regular basis. This ensures that all our safety equipment always remains current. Our vessel has state of the art navigation equipment and our medical equipment includes oxygen and fluid replacement. We work in close association with Western Cape Paramedic Services, providing a 24 hour helicopter rescue and ambulance service.

We make use of self-inflatable SABS approved life jackets and all necessary medical equipment (including oxygen and fluid replacement) are available on board in case of an emergency. Our crew are medically qualified to assist in any type of emergency and we have a 54 man life raft on board. We strictly adhere to the SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) safety regulations and the detailed code of conduct promulgated by DEA, (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism).

We are the only boat in the shark diving industry with specially designed motors which lift completely out of the water, ensuring that the propellers do not harm the sharks in any way. Our boat, cage and life-raft are inspected on an annual basis, ensuring maximum safety for all our passengers.

Safety

EQUIPMENT

We own one of the largest and safest boats available in the shark diving industry. Megalodon II is a 11 x 3.8 meter catamaran, providing the ultimate stability at sea.  We cater for small groups of maximum 25 passengers per tour, ensuring maximum cage diving time for all divers. Our boat is fully licensed to SA marine safety standards as a passenger vessel.

Facilities Onboard Include

  • Spacious cabin
  • Private/lockable and flushable toilet
  • Large upper shark-viewing / sunbathing deck
  • Separate wet and dry deck – for maximum comfort

The following medical and safety equipment is available on-board

  • First Aid Kits x 2,
  • Oxygen Cylinders,
  • Fluid replacement,
  • Life vests for all passengers,
  • Fire Extinguishers,
  • Capsize bottle with additional safety equipment.
  • 50-man life raft

The following electronic equipment is available on-board

  • VHF radios x 2,
  • 29 Meg. Radio,
  • GPS (Global Positioning System),
  • Radio / CD player,
  • Radar equipment,
  • Navigation equipment,
  • Depth finder, echo sounder,
  • 12 volt charging facilities (for cell phones, cameras and lap top computers).
  • SART (special rescue tracking device)
  • Two powerful 200 hp Yamaha outboard motors

We are the only boat in the shark diving industry with specially designed motors which lift completely out of the water, ensuring that the propellers do not harm the sharks in any way. Our boat, cage and life-raft are inspected on an annual basis, ensuring maximum safety for all our passengers.

See, there’s nothing to be afraid of…