Shark Cage Diving

Get up close and personal with the Great White Shark...

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Duration Full day
Departs Daily
Pick Up Transfers can be arranged on request (optional extra)
Meals Breakfast, light lunch, soft drinks and snacks provided
Equipment All diving equipment is included
Experience None
Price R1 300 per person (Self drive option)
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Our competent and experienced shark cage diving operators will introduce you to the magnificent Great White Sharks in their own habitat and will ensure your safety at all times. Select the booking enquiry tab above to secure your adventure of a lifetime!

No qualifications required!

  • Pick up in Cape Town city centre (or elsewhere on request) - optional extra
  • Drive through to Gansbaai which should take approx. 2hrs
  • Breakfast will be served on arrival in Gansbaai together with a brief overview of the day
  • Transfer to the harbour
  • Safety and dive briefing before launch
  • Launch out of Kleinbaai harbour towards Geyser and Deyer islands ("shark alley")
  • Anchor and lower cage to begin diving
  • Return to the harbour
  • A light lunch is served together with a viewing of the DVD taken during your dive
  • Return to Cape Town

After a scenic drive from Cape Town, your Cape adventure tour begins at the picturesque Kleinbaai Harbour just outside Gansbaai. This is the launch area for all cage diving operations and can be a hive of adventure activity on a beautiful morning. Geyser and Deyer islands (also known as "shark alley") are situated approximately 10 km offshore and it's here where you'll meet face to face with the Great White Shark. This area has earned worldwide fame for being one of the most prolific viewing sites in the world, almost guaranteeing sightings on every trip.

Once anchored, a securely designed 4/5 man steel cage is lowered into the water and is attached to the boat. This allows easy access to and from the cage and enables divers to go no more than 1m below the surface. Safety is of utmost importance to us, so we ensure our operators have all the necessary qualifications. All skippers, dive masters and crew are highly experienced and are always happy to share their expertise with you.

What should I bring?

  • Towel
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Warm jacket

When is the best time to see sharks?

Usually the best time for shark diving is between April and June, although the high season runs from February until September. As winter approaches though, storm activity increases reducing the number of good weather days. That is why it is always a good idea to book in advance to allow for bad weather. October to January is regarded as the low season, but sightings are still very common in these months.

Is it safe?

Yes, safety is of paramount importance to us. The cage is designed to fully protect you should a shark get a little curious. This is extremly uncommon though as this is not part of it's natural habitat and they tend to leave it alone. All crew and equipment are fully certified and registered with the relevant authorities. A first aid officer is on board at all times in case of a medical emergency.

Am I guaranteed to see a Great White Shark?

Due to the nature of these animals, there are no guarantees, but usually there is more than a 99% chance of a sighting. In the unlikely event we don't find sharks, you will be offered a free trip (excl. transport)

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A Gansbaai Great White Shark swims ahead of Adventurer A Great White Shark Cage Dive beautiful Cape Great White diving Adventure Luring the Great White for Cage Divers to see.

Dive with the Great White Shark

Great White Shark seen from the cage in Gansbaai

Join us on a Shark Cage Diving day trip out of Cape Town for an experience that is guaranteed to be the highlight of your stay. Gansbaai is only a 2 hour scenic drive from Cape Town and is widely known as the shark capital of the world.

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