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Shark Experience

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Bluff, New Zealand
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About Shark Experience
Have you always wanted to go cage diving with sharks? Join Shark Experience for a shark diving trip of a lifetime! With over 30 years diving experience in the southern part of New Zealand and qualified dive instructors, operating out of Bluff, you could not be in better hands. We look forward to taking you out in our beautiful southern waters! The waters around the Northern TiTi islands are home to an array of wildlife such as whales, seals, penguins, albatross and more... Season runs between 1st December to June each year.
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Aaron wrote a review May 2022
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Great experience Mike and Nicky are amazing hosts friendly and informative I had never dived and the crew made it a relaxing and enjoyable time and the sharks wow unbelievable you got to give this a go can't recommend highly enough
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Date of experience: May 2022
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SnappHappy93 wrote a review May 2022
Queenstown, New Zealand26 contributions4 helpful votes
This has been a bucket list goal for me for about nine years; I'm so glad I finally got to tick it off! The day started with an amazing sunrise, and we had two sharks almost as soon as we'd finished the regulator training! We also had Albatross (first time seeing those), and dolphin's - which on any other day would be amazing, but they scared the sharks off! 🙄 Kudos to the crew who spent three hours trying to attract them; and one turned up 10min before we were due to leave. The long gap was annoying, but that's nature for you - everything is left up to chance. 10/10 would recommend, and I'll be back when it's warmer, and will be bringing my dad along 😁
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Kaye M wrote a review Apr 2022
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What an amazing experience and what a way to celebrate my 50th Birthday. I have always wanted to dive with Great Whites but was worried I wouldn’t be fit enough or manage the cold, but that wasn’t the case. The team were increasable, very knowledgeable, genuine, and made everyone feel at ease. The experience itself, was incredible, the sharks awe inspiring. They are truly magnificent animals that deserve our respect. I always felt safe and looked after. Even crossing the Foveaux Straight was an experience. Big shout out to Nikki who was not only amazingly positive and helpful when I was booking and had loads of questions, but on arrival and on the boat. She really looked after us all. Thank you for helping me achieve one of my dreams. I highly recommend this experience.
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Carolane L wrote a review Apr 2022
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This was completely amazing! The crew is super friendly and welcoming, we felt part of the team. It was an amazing day I extremely recommend. I will be back!
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Date of experience: April 2022
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Response from NikkiS2543, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Cheers Carolanel, we cant tell you how proud we are to get locals out there to see these beautiful creatures! Thank you for supporting NZ Tourism - and Congrats on having your moment with a Great White!
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DiveHQWellington wrote a review Mar 2022
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After one shark came and left again we had an anxious wait for others to turn up and then we saw another 4 sharks who stayed for hours so everyone and plenty of time underwater to view these incredible animals. The crew were helpful and we had a chat afterwards about the sharks, when they arrive and what they get up to in the area. I will definitely recommend this activity and am looking forward to my next trip.
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Date of experience: March 2022
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Response from NikkiS2543, Front Office Manager at Shark Experience
Responded 20 Apr 2022
Cheers DiveHQ! Our compliments to you for being such fabulous guests! Some days can be tough - the waves, the wait, the suspense... but Mother Nature certainly likes to keep everyone on their toes out there! We really appreciate your custom and look forward to sending converted ocean lovers your way for formal training. Thanks for supporting local!
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