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Full Day
Availability : All Year Round
Cape Town
Gansbaai
Min Age : 5+

Tour Details

Experience White Shark Diving in Cape Town situated a mere stones-throw away from the southernmost tip of the African Continent. Established in 1992 we offer daily shark diving/sightseeing tours in Gansbaai, South Africa (2hrs drive from Cape Town). We venture approximately 12 km offshore where you’ll find two islands situated next to each other. Due to a number of geographical reasons – Dyer Island has become known as one of only two unique areas in the world, where your chances of seeing the great white shark in its natural habitat, increases significantly.

Please note that our Shark Cage Diving Cape Town Tour is weather permitting, rest assured 95% of our trips include diving. The reason for this is that we can only be sure on the shark activity and sea conditions upon arrival at our dive site.

White sharks are surface feeders,  which provides brilliant surface viewing from the safety of the shark-viewing deck of the boat. Our shark handlers are trained to bring the sharks right up against the side of the boat, with the head and the jaws clearly visible.

Ask our experienced underwater videographer to help you take a selfie while submerged on your shark cage diving trip in South Africa. Now that’s what we call brag rights! Book now and encounter the great white shark for yourself.

Departure & Return Location

Transfers available at ZAR 450 p.p

Cape Town – Gansbaai – Cape Town

  • Pick ups along the way at request.

Departure Time

First tour departure: Approx. 05:00 – 06:00

Second tour departure: Approx. 08:00 – 09:00

Afternoon tour return: Approx. 18:30

Price Includes

  • Safety & Educational briefing
  • Light continental breakfast upon arrival
  • Shark Expert present aboard each trip
  • Wet-suits & diving equipment provided for divers
  • Non divers can view from the deck vantage point
  • Aboard you will be provided with drinks & snacks.
  • Hot chocolate after you've dived!
  • Upon return you will be provided with a warm lunch.

Shark Cage Diving Optionals

  • Purchase a DVD of your unique experience! (R450)
  • Camera rentals available

Shark Diving Highlights

  • Scenic drive through Overberg
  • Shark cage diving
  • Deck vantage point great white viewing
  • Large, most luxurious catamaran named: Megalodon II - best in shark diving industry
  • Highly qualified & certified crew
  • State-of-the-art Facilities

Shark Cage Diving Photos

Shark Diving Cape Town Itinerary

Shark Cage Diving Cape Town, South AfricaFull Day Tour

You will be collected in the morning for either the early or late tour as per the times aforementioned. The scenic drive to Gansbaai for the shark diving takes roughly 2 hours. Upon arrival you will receive breakfast and undergo the safety and educational briefing.

You’ll be offered the chance to make a difference by supporting one of the various conservation initiatives we’re involved with – please consider it!

As we arrive at our dive site we’ll anchor in the channel and employ our securely designed six-man steel cage. The shark cage floats on the surface which allows for divers to submerge no more than 1m below the surface of the ocean. Experienced divers have the option of scuba diving while first-timers and alike are able to enjoy the encounter on snorkel. Snorkeling is equally comfortable and safe.

The trip is approximately 4 hours with about 3 hours of dive time, which sees everyone get ample opportunity and time to dive.

Once you return to land lunch will be served and you’ll be privvy to the DVD recap created by our experiences underwater videographer.

The drive back from you shark cage diving experience in South Africa will once again be about 2 hours. The timeline relies heavily on the sea conditions, traffic and various other factors.

We hope to meet you on our next trip!

Your safety is important to us!

Credentials

We are in possession of a valid White Shark Cage Diving Operators Permit (copy of permit available upon request). This allows us to enter and operate within the Dyer Island nature reserve. These certifications are only awarded to experienced, long-standing operators, whom comply with the rigorous safety regulations and Code of Conduct. We also maintain Passenger Liability Insurance and a Stability Booklet for our vessel and have a SAMSA Boat as well as ICASA Radio Operators Licence. The aforementioned is annually closely inspected by authorities to ensuring maximum safety for all our guests.

Equipment

We offer state-of-the-art medical and electronic gear such as: professionally engineered 5-6-man steel diving cage, 2 VHF radios, sophisticated radar equipment, navigation equipment, depth finder, echo sounder, medical first aid kit, current safety equipment, life vests for each passenger and a 50-man life raft (which is well below our maximum tour amount), 2 First Aid kits, fire extinguishers, oxygen cylinders and more.

Please do not hesitate to contact us for further information or assistance!

Qualifications

Our highly skilled crew members have nearly 20 years combined experience and are qualified in: Level 3 Medics; Satour Registered specialised tour guides, A1 (1) commercially licensed skippers, Dive Masters and qualified shark handlers. Our entire crew has successfully completed SAMSA compliant Fire-Fighters and Life-Raft Courses and our accomplished skippers are licensed with SAMSA (SA Maritime and Safety Authority) and ICASA (independent Commission Authority of SA). For your convenience we have also included a mindmap depictings the  step-by-step emergency procedures in the cabin of our vessel, which is available at all times.

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