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Crocodile Cage Diving


Activity Description

Dive with Africa’s top apex predator, the Nile crocodile. Facilitated by experienced guides, crocodile cage ‘diving’ is a thrilling close encounter that includes a safety briefing and all equipment. This takes place in our new, spacious and engineer approved cage that’s surrounded by water on all sides. 60 cm of the enclosure is above water.

Spend around 20 minutes in the crocs’ watery habitat and get to observe how these ambush predators behave in their element. The crocodile cage diving experience is both underwater and at surface level. Capture this once in a lifetime experience on your mobile device – cellphone pouches may be rented on site.

This experience is available for all water safe ages. We advise you keep a 2 to 3 day flexible schedule in mind when booking form months September – November and April – May, due to weather fluctuations. We will contact you to discuss the best weather conditions on or close to your booked dive during these months

Finally, for those looking for a thrill, experience being ‘hunted’ in the dark by Africa’s largest predator: hop into the waters of our crocodile cage while our biggest crocs try to get their own evening snack! These limited night dives promise to be both a safe and terrifying experience that you will never forget!

All our animal experiences are PAPA approved, and puts the reptiles’ free will paramount.


Duration45 minutes
WhenSummer months due to water temperature
WhereLe Bonheur Reptiles and Adventures, Babylonstoren Road, Simondium, 7670 (off R45 between Paarl and Franschoek)
WeatherThe weather should be warm in order to convince the crocodiles to feed, should the weather be cold the crocodiles will be inactive.
What to WearYou can wear anything you like.
Things to BringDon't forget to bring your swimsuit and as an optional a wetsuit as the water can be cold in autumn of spring !
Guests or SpectatorsGuests can spectate the dive dam surround by purchasing a Reptile Combo tour entry fee. Reptile combo ticket holders qualify for a guided croc pond tour where they will view 250 crocs via walkways spanning wide dams, as well as entry to our indoor snake exhibit.


Minimum Age4 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsDive goggles. Warm shower after your dive. We have towels available but recommend clients bring their own.
ExclusionsSwim suit.


Divers enter a stable cage set within a croc dam (cage enclosure is filled with clean filtered water) via a walkway and steps leading into the cage from above. The enclosure is encased by metal all around and on top, and boasts a seamless bowed acrylic panel allowing clear viewing of the reptiles. 60 cm of the enclosure is above water. Divers have the choice to view the reptiles under water, or surface level, or above water (the crocs even occasionally climb on top of the cage!)
Children that are water safe may participate. Life jackets available.

On weekends our dives are not conducted between 12:00 and 13:00 and every dive is weather dependent and the dive master reserves the right to cancel any dives should safety be a concern. In general the crocs are most ‘active’ on dives in the afternoon, around 3 pm.

Customer Reviews

Already the 2.nd time for us. Each time a great experience! We'll come again! - Doris

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