White Shark Cage Diving. Plan to Bring Chumming Closer to Shore Splits Opinions.
In pre-pandemic days, and before the disappearance of white sharks from the bay, shark cage diving was booming.
After Boulders Beach, shark tourism in False Bay was the largest marine tourism venture in the southern peninsula, co-founder of Apex Shark Expeditions Chris Fallows told DM168. “It attracted more than 7000 people to Simon’s Town each year,” he said.
Fallows described the industry as “the lifeblood of Simon’s Town”, which kept hotels, B&Bs and restaurants alive during the doldrums of winter.