Shark Dive NZ > Tour Information

Trips are by bookings only and demand is high. Numbers are limited.  You do not need scuba experience and we provide a wetsuit for you. Minimum age to dive is 15 years (or at the skipper’s discretion).


The full day tour departs at 7am – pick up is from Ferry Wharf in Bluff, and you will be returned here about mid afternoon (weather and sharks dependent). Please be ready to board at 6.45am. A classic Kiwi lunch is included in the tour along with refreshments.  Our Winter Promotion price is $450 per diver; spectators are $300 each. Price includes use of our 7mm wetsuit, hood, boots, gloves and mask.

You’ll board the boat Fierce Elegance beyond the ferry terminal, opposite Rakiura Shipping and beside Bluff Marine Stop.

Please note there is no money machine in Bluff.

Things to bring:

  • Towels
  • Swimming costume
  • Sunscreen
  • Sunglasses (polarised)
  • Camera (Gopros are ideal!)
  • Warm clothes
  • Snacks

Our 15 metre vessel, Fierce Elegance, is a comfortable and stable catamaran set up for shark cage operation. The vessel is smoke-free for everyone’s comfort.

We have a selection of merchandise available onboard:

T shirts – $40 | Caps – $30 | Hoodies – $95

Weather Policy

In the event of a weather forecast that may prevent sailing, we will contact you via email 24-48 hours before your trip to discuss options. Keep in mind that sometimes the forecast can be quite different from what’s on the ground, but we will endeavour to give as much notice.

Should your trip be cancelled due to weather there is a full refund.

Shark No-Show

In the event of a shark no-show, the policy is: try again the next day (bookings dependent); or you pay the spectator rate; or we issue a voucher to try again (valid for one year). NB: attempts are capped at two trips. Refunds will only be given for the difference between the diver and spectator rate at the time.

If a trip is booked and paid for and YOU don’t show up, there is no refund. We will try and accommodate you on another trip however this is dependent on prior bookings.


NOTE: if we think that you have used recreational drugs or are intoxicated you will not be permitted to go cage diving and no refund will be provided.

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"Diving with Great White Sharks was a totally exhilarating experience! You can't appreciate just how massive these amazing creatures really are until you have seen them for yourself.!" - Patricia Mockett