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1 Day Shark Dive (incl. return transfer from CT)


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

Great experience! Picked up right on time in Cape Town with a nice drive to site. Captain and crew very knowledgeable in Shark ecosystems and behavior. Very preservation minded with full attention to shark health. I will be enjoying another trip to dive with the White Sharks on my next visit to South Africa and will absolutely be using White Shark Ventures again! Steven, USA - Steven Johannsen

I was a bit disappointed in the dive, but that was more the shark's fault than white shark ventures. Since shark sightings were few and far between, I would have liked the option of rescheduling. The boat operators were very pleasant to all of us and worked pretty hard to attract the shark. I hope to be able to dive again when I'm in SA and the sharks are more plentiful. - Linda Groves

Transfers prompt and comfortable. Clear briefing and nice to be served meals. Very disappointed that we did not have multiple chances to enter the cage as advertised...told since siteings were sparse that we needed to end the dive so u could work in several more groups...don't think we were on the water for 3.5 hours as advertised - Beth Cregan

Wonderful! Would recommend to anyone. - Katie Lynn Szczesniak

We had an excellent time and were able to tick a huge item off our bucket lists. The staff were timely and professional, and the videographer made some great memories for us. Trip of a lifetime! - Lesya Horachek

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