- Shark diving tour from Cape Town
- Journey into the open ocean from Gansbaai, a fishing village known for its dense population of great white sharks
- Enjoy breakfast at the Great White House before heading off your adventure
- Learn about the sharks in their natural habitat from an onboard marine biologist and expert guides
- Jump into the cage and prepare for the experience of a lifetime as you ‘swim’ with great white sharks
- In addition to sharks, look for the rest of the ‘marine big five’: whales, dolphins, seals and penguins
- Purchase an optional professional video of your shark-divinge experience so you can show off to friends back home!
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What You Can Expect
On arrival in Gansbaai, your driver will drop you off to enjoy breakfast (or lunch if your tour start time is delayed due to bad weather) at the shark-diving center, known as the Great White House. During this time, you'll meet the expert guides who are leading you on your adventure and be fitted for your diving gear.
Board the specialized diving boat and enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute boat ride to Dyer Island. Your captain will stop in the optimal spot, and then the onboard team will tempt the great whites to the boat with bait so you’ll get a fantastic view of the sharks before heading into the shark-diving cage. The boat will stay anchored for approximately two hours, depending on the shark activity.
Your cage is attached to the boat and will stay just a few feet/meters below the water’s surface during your dive, which means it’s quick and easy to get out of the water as soon as you want. If you don't want to get into the cage at all, you’ll still have awesome views of the sharks as they swim around the boat. Keep your eyes peeled for more of the animals known as the ‘marine big five’: sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins.
While you’re on board the boat, hydrate and refuel with the included drinks and snacks. Once back on shore, enjoy a light refreshment at the Great White House, where you can purchase a professional video of your once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you wish.
I accepted to go on this tour for my husband but I was super scared. Once we were there, I realized this is probably the best company to go with. They have the best boat, VERY professional and friendly staff, they take care of you at all times, help you with everything you need. They picked us up in our hotel in cape town, drove for about 1 hour and a half and got breakfast. They give you clean wetsuits. Snacks and drinks are for free on the boat. I got in the cage, I don't know how to dive, but there is no need, you are always at surface level. Sharks came around us, very close but everything is fine, no need to panic. Staff can't provide you with any seasick medicine, so make sure you do this before. When we were back on the restaurant, we got hot soup and a lady talked about how they take care of sharks and how they are trying to help them. It was a very interesting experience and I'm glad we did it!
We had a great time! I at first was afraid that the large boat and 24 or so people would ruin the trip and give us little access in the water. We all got a lot of time in the cage and saw 10 sharks. The food is really boring at best, but who is going on this to eat.