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Private boat charter (no transfers)


Activity Description

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 will 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 persona eye-to-eye encounter with this awesome animal, is therefore 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. Divers are also able to 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 3 to 4 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 / swell conditions and shark activity. We rarely have more than 16 divers on board at a time, ensuring maximum cage diving time for all.

Why are we a cut above?
As a sustainable boat operator in Cape Town, White Shark Ventures were the second shark diving boat worldwide, to have received the prestigious Blue Flag Award.
We pioneered shark cage diving in Gansbaai 29 years ago, making us the industry leaders.
South African Government awarded us with the highest score during the shark cage diving permit application and evaluation process.
Winners of Trip Advisor Service Excellence Rewards
Awarded international environmental conservationists
Industry leaders in BEE compliance and social upliftment programs
Most experienced operator with an accident free track record
We have a shark expert on each tour.
Only boat in the industry with rounded edge cage, designed not to harm sharks


DurationOpen Ended
WhenTrips are offered through the year except on Christmas Day. Tours are completely weather dependent.
WhereMeeting point is at Kleinbaai Harbour, Van Dyks Bay, 7220. Look out for our boat (Megalodon II – Blue and White boat), as this is where our Tour Guide will await you at the given meeting time.
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


Continental breakfast, hot tea and coffee
Snacks on the boat
Light lunch upon return to shore
5mm wetsuits, masks, hoodies and booties available for divers
Great surface viewing for non-divers
Dry bags
Changing cubicles
Lockers to keep your belongings safe
Hot shower after the tour
Shark and whale expert on each tour
Educational information and safety briefing
Optional USB of your personal experience, for sale after the tour


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

Brilliant service, lovely friendly people and extremely professional. We had an amazing experience an experience of a lifetime thank you. - Sue Holdbrook

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