South Africa's pioneers of shark adventures
South Africa is a hotspot for many of the world’s sharks. South African waters boast well over 200 different species of sharks. Our goal is to take fellow adventurers sea-wards to enjoy close encounters with these charismatic animals. We cater for everyone, from beginners to highly experienced professionals, with our diverse array of shark encounters and SCUBA dives. Whilst based at Durban’s Rocky bay (where we run shark cage diving and SCUBA diving adventures on the Aliwal Shoal), we are 100% mobile, and you will find us guiding our guests and clients all over Southern Africa, getting you in the right place and the right time for the ultimate shark encounter.
Blue Wilderness began in the early 90’s as the brain child of maverick shark diver Mark Addison. Mark built the company into an iconic marine logistics operation, hosting many of the worlds most renowned cinematographers and photographers. Mark’s fearless pioneering approach to go further and deeper than anyone else, opened up incredible marine predator adventures such as the baited tiger shark diving of Aliwal Shoal, the Sardine Run off the wild coast of South Africa, and the daunting crocodile diving in the Okavango Delta, Botswana. In 2013, Mark handed the Blue Wilderness mantle over to renowned shark biologists Ryan Johnson and Enrico Gennari. With their guidance, Blue Wilderness has continued to introduce new shark encounters, particularly encounters that open up the wonderful world of sharks to non-divers. A volunteer program has also been introduced, where volunteers conduct citizen science research and drive the companies education and conservation initiatives.
Blue Wilderness specialises in taking fellow adventurers safely into the world of sharks. Our dives and encounters are aimed at all levels of experience, from the beginner to the salty sea-dog who’s “done it all”. Some of our trips include:
and much much more..