Cape Town, South Africa
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clock-o6 hours (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English

Overview

Spend time watching one of the world’s most feared fish on this 4-to-6-hour cage diving experience in Cape Town. Travel to the ocean off the coast of Gansbaai for a full-day tour. Learn about great white sharks from your marine-biologist guide, and then dive into the water in a cage to observe sharks in their natural habitat. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.
  • Full-day 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
  • Learn about the sharks in their natural habitat from an onboard marine biologist
  • Jump into a cage as your lowered into the water, which is the natural habitat of great white sharks
  • Bring home a video of your experience (own expense)
This exciting shark experience begins from your central Cape Town hotel.

Start at the Great White House, Gansbaai’s shark diving center, where you’ll eat breakfast, and meet your guides for the day. After eating, get fitted into the appropriate diving gear.

Climb into the specialized diving boat, complete with a shark diving cage, for the 20-minute trip into the ocean. Your captain heads for Dyer Island, choosing an ideal place to stop for the dive.

The cage is secured to the side of the boat, and during the cage dives it stays a few feet (meters) below the surface of the water. This means it’s easy for you to get out of the water at any point when you want to.

The boat stays anchored in this diving spot for roughly two hours, depending on shark activity. During that time, there are drinks and snacks for you aboard the boat. After the boat returns to Gansbaai, enjoy light refreshments back at the Great White House. You can choose to buy a professional video of your shark cage diving experience (own expense).

Your experience concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Cape Town.

Reviews

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D
, Aug 2018

fantastic people, passionate and professional

O
, Aug 2018

Amazing experience and crew

T
, Jul 2018

Great Experience!

C
, May 2018

A lot of really good close encounter, chum the waters, cycled through cage for 5 to 10 min, multiple times

R
, Feb 2018

Unfortunately we didn't get to see any Great White Sharks, but we did see a bunch of Copper sharks, so it wasn't a bust. The crew was very friendly and informative about sharks and how the Great Whites were being hunted by the Killer Whales

c
, Feb 2018

Unbelievably great experience!

T
, Jan 2018

Very early morning start. Visibility was less than a meter. Still, we got right up close with these fantastic creatures.

c
, Dec 2017

was picked up on time from hotel was about a 3 hr drive with stop on way, was met a office for shark tour the co was very friendly and looked after us very well,went out on our boat trip got to our shark destination but on way was told we might not see any great white because earlier in week the were orga's in bay so we would not see any great white's' but what we did see were 2 or 3 brown sharks, so out trip was,nt a waste, the boat crew were apsoloutly fantastick i would recommend this tour was worth the money even though we did,nt see any white sharks, we also did see plent of whales

M
, Dec 2017

An early rise was required to get to the place which is over 2 hours drive away. Our driver stopped on the way to and from at a bay where we could see whales swimming incredibly close to the shore. On the way back we also stopped at a penguin sanctuary. A mid-break home for a snack was also welcome. The trip itself is well organised. You can see the sharks well from the boat and so don't have to get into the water if you don't want to. The equipment was fine and snacks particularly after being in the sea were nice and welcome. There were a number of sharks seen but they were mainly Copperback sharks. We were lucky that just as we were about to leave we did see a Great White shark. You do have to be patient as the sharks are not reliable and there are periods with no activity. The naturalist on the boat gave a good explanation of what is known about the sharks and how it is researched which was interesting.

J
, Dec 2017

AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

The company who ran this did an exceptional job. We saw Great Whites and Copper Sharks. It is certainly an early day but it is well worth it. My 1 bucket list item has officially been checked off!


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