- 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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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.
Reviewed by Lou A, April 2013
A great trip with a very professional group. Everything was arranged. The drive to and from Gansbaii was an enjoyable mini-tour of the area. The shark dive was a once-in-a-lifetime experience! My wife's need for a wheelchair was cheerfully accomodated.
Reviewed by Adam S, March 2013
Amazing experience - we booked the tour without really knowing what to expect but were blown away by the whole experience. We were staying out of town but the staff were really helpful making sure we were able to find a convenient meeting point for the minibus. Its a long drive out to the bay but the scenery is stunning so adds to the experience. When we arrived at Marine Dynamics we were instantly impressed with the set up. From the initial briefing we knew it was going to be a great experience, the guides were all very knowledgeable and endering and presented the conservation aspect of the bay and the sharks very well. On walking down to the dock we saw we were on the best tour as they had by far the best boat for the trip - when we got to the viewing site we split into groups, 8 at a time to go in the cage for 20/30mins - we were in the last group so got to sit back and watch while taking on the snacks and refreshments and just seeing the sharks from above the water was impressive but nothing compared to when we got down there! We came litterally face to face with half a dozen sharks, teeth and all - i have to say it was definitley one to tick off the bucket list - i would recommend to anyone - no experience like it and the tour company were supurb and really made the day