The Shark Company

Exceptional Interactions with Africa’s Sharks

Meet The Shark Company

Africa’s Shark Specialists

The Shark Company is a responsible ecotourism company based in Hermanus, South Africa. Our headquarters are located at the Shark Lab, which is the research facility of our parent company, the South African Shark Conservancy. We have 20 years of experience working with sharks and use our knowledge of these phenomenal animals to provide our clients with the most unique shark adventures in Africa. Our scientists and dive instructors seamlessly blend ecotourism and science to provide you with a hands-on shark adventure in some of the sharkiest waters in the world.

The best part? Not only do you get hands-on with sharks, but your ecotourism adventure also contributes to our 11-year study to protect sharks in South Africa. This is ecotourism at its finest.


Blending Ecotourism and Science

The Shark Company Snorkeling

Shark Snorkeling Expeditions

Snorkel with South Africa’s sharks

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Shark Diving Expeditions

A unique scuba diving experience

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Shark Tagging Expeditions

Shark Tagging Expeditions

The only ecotourism experience of its kind in South Africa

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Shark Lab Tours

Shark Lab Tours

Get up close to sharks in our lab

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Training Courses

Increase your Skills

Would you like to volunteer?

Looking for the shark volunteer opportunity of a lifetime? Interested in learning about shark conservation and shark science with a focus on African sharks? Join the Shark Academy as an intern, volunteer or scuba diver today! The Shark Academy is the specialized skills development, scuba diving training and mentorship program of our research partner company, the South African Shark Conservancy. The Shark Academy runs year-round and is based in Hermanus, South Africa.

The Shark Company Volunteer Programme

Make an Enquiry

Would you like to have an ecotourism experience of a lifetime?

Fill out this form to enquire and make a booking with us. One of our staff members will get back to you as soon as possible.


“A big thank you to the shark company crew. It was an incredibly fun and exciting activity for the day. It’s not every day you get to experience such a unique company with such passionate staff. I would definitely recommend this to both adults and teens. It’s both fun and breathtaking with a hint of adventure whilst trying to get hold of the sharks for tagging.”