• Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration: 4-6 hours
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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)

What You Can Expect

Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

Ride around in the 'slashfin' boat and swim with sharks!

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.

Customer Reviews


5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2018

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


5 star rating: Highly Recommended February 2018

Unbelievably great experience!

Mark S

5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 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.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended December 2017


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!

William D United States of ... 

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Do this one!!! Water is cold but really worth it to see the sharks this close. The time on the boat is also exceptional as you get to see the sharks from a different perspective. A seal showed up and gave us a show which was fun. The water is cold, but the wet suits are good insulation. Be careful eating the breakfast before hand - it could be cause for motion sickness. The soup and bread afterwards is wonderful. Staff and crew were the best.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

Had a Great Time.

Ingrid G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended November 2017

We had a wonderful day and saw lots of sharks--a couple different kinds!

Louise M

5 star rating: Highly Recommended October 2017

Safe, professional and fun. We had a beautiful day on and under the water but most impressive was the staff’s dedication to and passion for their work. The experience did not feel exploitative , we saw sharks up close and came away with a better understanding.

Samantha G

5 star rating: Highly Recommended May 2017

Scary as hell but great to do.


5 star rating: Highly Recommended April 2017


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