Shark Snorkel Adventure

Time for a shark snorkel – Swimming with the sharks of Durban’s Aliwal Shoal? Don your wetsuit; position your mask; slip into the water for an encounter of a lifetime. Yes, you are swimming with the sharks ‘ of Durban’s famous Aliwal Shoal – face to face with a supreme predator, the shark.

Whilst we can’t all be Jacques Cousteau there is no reason for anyone to miss out on this underwater shark adventure! On Blue Wilderness’s swim with sharks adventure, you can snorkel cageless amongst 20 blacktip sharks. This means you don’t have to be SCUBA qualified to swim with sharks. In fact this trip is open to everyone, mum, dad, the kids and even gramps and gran can enjoy a cageless shark snorkel at Durban’s Aliwal Shoal. Blue Wilderness runs daily shark swimming snorkeling trips out to Durban’s Aliwal Shoal to introduce adventurers, like you, to the wonders of the marine life and sharks that inhabit the reefs. Guests can also begin in the cage, and when feeling comfortable you can venture out to ‘go cageless’.


  • Wetsuit
  • Mask & Fins
  • Shark snorkel
  • Hot shower
  • Post-trip refreshments


  • Transport
  • Expedition video & photos


  • Enjoy morning coffee or tea.
  • Be fitted for wetsuit, fins and mask.
  • Receive briefing on safety and shark interaction.


  • Load into our transport and drive (2mins) to launch site.
  • Receive briefing on launching procedure.
  • Launch through the surf on an exciting surf launch.


  • 30-60 minutes shark snorkel – swimming with sharks.


  • Return to Blue Wilderness base.
  • Enjoy showers and warm towels.
  • Receive complementary lunch
  • View (with option to purchase) your personalised ‘Swim with sharks’ video
  • Depart for home!


Blue Wilderness prides itself in many years of impeccable client service and support. Please inquire about this shark adventure to experience the incredible sharks

Why choose Blue Wilderness


We pioneered shark diving on Durban’s Aliwal Shoal. Numerous international documentaries feature our work including shows on National Geographic and Discovery channels.

Tailor made

Our trips are for novices or experts alike! From shark cage diving, shark snorkeling, baited shark SCUBA dives and SCUBA training and expeditions, we ensure that your shark adventure is at your personal comfort level


We boast a 100% safety record. Our ‘no touch’ policy ensures that neither our guests or guides harass any of the sharks during our shark adventures. This means you stay safe and our sharks are respected!


Blue Wilderness gives back! Daily we collect standardised research data on our shark cage diving  and SCUBA diving trips. We ensure our expeditions help produce knowledge about the sharks of Durban’s Aliwal Shoal.


Our purpose is to conserve sharks through education, entertainment and excitement on our shark adventures. Our expeditions are aimed at turning guests into ambassadors for shark conservation.


Each Blue Wilderness Shark cage diving expedition is limited to 9 shark adventurers! So you can be assured that our guides, skippers and hosts will give you a personal and exciting shark expedition every time.

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