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Shark Dive (incl. CT 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

The transfer and the whole day was very professional - all the staff were amazing and the effort put in was first class! Sadly we had bad weather and the visibility of the water was very poor. Didn't see any white sharks but there were Bronze whalers. Mother nature had other ideas for the day, - however I would recommend this company for their professionalism. Awesome all round, thank you. - Tracey Wilson

I was so pleased with our cage diving experience! We opted for transportation to and from Gannsbai. The van arrived on time and was clean with air conditioning. The safety briefing at the dive shop was informative and helpful. The staff prioritized safety while also emphasizing fun. The boat ride to the site was very quick. We stayed on the water for about 3 hours. The staff warned us about sea sickness and multiple people did get sick. Of course there is no way to control this. Everyone should come prepared with sea sickness medication. We had multiple encounters with sharks. No great whites but multiple bronze whalers. The food was very simple but good. The staff was very accommodating in keeping our luggage and dropping us off at a different location than we were picked up from. Overall a wonderful day! - Katie Shaffer

This is not the first time I have booked this experience with White Shark Ventures and it did not disappoint. Wiehann was warm, welcoming and extremely professional. The dive provided close encounters with Copper Sharks and then the Whites came along which were awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed the experience which is going to be a must for any Cape Town visits. Thanks very much to the team for a great day. - Bai Kamara

Pick up was prompt & on time. From information on net i believed we was going to shark ally but we didnt we was half a mile away,was very dissapointed we didnt see a great white,we did see a bronze whaler shark though,wild life is unpredictable. My wife did though lose her watch while changing & didnt relise untill we was bk in CT & your staff was fantastic in finding it for her & getting bk to CT for easy pick up for us so a big thank you guys . - David andrews

It's definitely experience worth the money! Great day out from the start when I got picked up early in the morning from my hotel till I got dropped back in the afternoon where I started from. It's something that will be remembered for many years. The very professional crew made me feel welcome and safe and even though we didn't get to see the great white we saw lots of only slightly smaller sharks and the emotions were there :) - Piotr Jaszczuk

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