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

Gansbaai

Activity Description

IMPORTANT NOTICE REGARDING CHILD POLICY :
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.

Arrangements

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.

Requirements

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

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

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

Exclusions

Towels
Seasick tablets

Notes

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

Awesome time! - Mike Payne


Had an excellent day! Totally amazing experience! Run really efficiently by the skipper and his crew. All friendly and forthcoming with interesting facts. Thank you all!! - Damian Overton


Had an amazing time crew were great very knowledgeable transfers went smoothly. Only complaint I think they should think about is Even things out better. You go down 5 in cage, they let the first two lots stay in TO LONG when there were sharks about the result was I was in 3rd lot only briefly saw one shark and my wife was in fourth lot and they didn’t see any they let the first two lots of people stay in cage far to long instead of even IN it out especially as, First and second lot saw sharks SEVERAL times rather unfair. Be warned even with wet suit on water is very cold. - Mr Ronald Cox


What a great day. Picked up bang on time at our hotrl in Cape town, the journey although a couple of hours wasnt to bad with lots to view on the way. Breakfast at the site provided just to give everyone a bit of courage. Into the wet suits then what seemed an unusually long wait for us to get going but never mind. Onto the boat for the journey to the sharks playground. Safety briefing on the way and the main man sorry forget his name feeding a scewer by hand. At the cage and 5 at a time into it, white shark almost immediately on the scene. Some great scenes from the deck and even better in the cage, although the water was bloody freezing. 3 times each in the cage was plenty. It was quite amazing when the biggest great white glided past the cage, 4.2 meters apparently, an awesome sight.. My wife and I had a great day, thanks very much. - Simon Bailey


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




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