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1 Day Shark Dive only (no transfers)


Activity Description

Only children aged 5 and older will be allowed on the boat (under parent supervision).
Only children aged 10 and older will be allowed in the cage (under parent supervision).
All children aged 5 and older pays the same price, as it takes up a seat on the boat.

Getting into the cage with the sharks around, is truly the most breath-taking experience you will ever live to remember. When feeding actively around the boat, the sharks may occasionally brush their tail against the cage, but NEVER attack the cage. They are very curious though and often come close-up to the cage, taking a closer look at the diver. A personal, eye-to-eye encounter with this awesome animal, is guaranteed to get the adrenaline going!

White shark diving up close and personal
Our cage is situated next to the side of the boat and once ready to take the dive, our Dive Master would assist the diver into the opening at the top of the cage. Once in position, the divers head would be no more than half a meter below the surface. A free-board of approx. 30cm allows the diver to rise to the surface and effectively communicate with the Dive Master on the boat. Snorkelers would secure themselves by holding onto the convenient cross bars, situated at the top of the cage.

Diving takes place on a quick and effective rotational system, with 5 to 6 divers down at a time. Once the rotation is completed it will be repeated, therefore ensuring that each diver can take as many dives as possible. Time spent in the cage depends on weather/water conditions, shark activity and eagerness of each diver, but is usually approx. 15 minutes at a time. We rarely have more than 18 divers on board at a time, ensuring maximum cage diving time for all divers and snorkelers.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenTrips are offered through the year except on Christmas Day. Tours are completely weather dependent.
Where9 Kus Way, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai
WeatherAll trips are weather dependent.
What to WearBring warm clothes Swimwear Comfortable non slip shoes Cap or hat
Things to BringTowel, warm weather proof clothing, sunscreen and hat, camera and binoculars and sea-sick tablets.
Guests or SpectatorsGuests are welcome to venture into the quaint town of Gansbaai while waiting for their friends / family to come back from sea.


Minimum Age10 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Shark Cage Diving and viewing.
Breakfast / light meal before the tour.
Hot meal after the tour.
Refreshments on the boat.
Wetsuits with hoodies and booties
Snorkels and masks


Seasick tablets


Please note that you will be contacted 24 hours before the trip to confirm final pick-up / meeting time.
No diving qualifications or experience is needed for this dive. It is a surface dive, not a deep sea dive.
Whether diving or viewing the price remains the same. We charge per head on the boat.

Customer Reviews

Very nice! We saw a lot of coppersharks and a great white. Too bad the visibility was not very good, but it was still great. - Matthijs Fiechter

It was our best experience in South-Africa for now. - Hugo POLI


What a fabulous day the four of us had. The crew was fantastic, so knowledgeable and helpful. The breakfast talk before our sailing was super and, once on the boat, the comedy show put on by us "oldies" was side splitting. The other party on the trip was a group of young Japanese men who, although not speaking English (and why should they !) were superb company. The comedic tableau needed no translation. No Great Whites unfortunately but Copper Sharks aplenty and the sight of them shall stay in our memories....beautiful creatures. The hot meal and video show after the trip were first class. Cannot praise the adventure enough and would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending it to anyone who wants to see sharks close up and personal. One tip though ...wrap up really warm, the Atlantic Ocean is freezing !!! Thank you all so much for a wonderful adventure and best wishes for the future success of your business. Regards, 4 OAPs from Wales !! - Angela Clatworthy

The staff at White Shark Ventures were incredibly competent and helpful. I changed the date of my booking twice and both times they were more than willing to accommodate me. The service and experience on the day was really great. Breakfast and Lunch were well catered for. Unfortunately, we didn't see any sharks on our trip. The process of getting a voucher in return for not sighting any sharks is proving to be a bit a a pain. I think WSV could improve their service if they simply provided pre-printed vouchers to clients upon their return to shore. I understand that the vouchers cant be transferred to other people, but this can be easily negated by hand-writing the clients name and ID/Passport number on a pre-printed ticket. I guess the additional admin is a bit of a pain in my life. If my only complaint is about having to send emails to get a voucher, I think that you guys are doing a solid job. Keep it up! - Mohammed Kajee

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