SHARK CAGE DIVING GANSBAAI

We offer Shark Cage Diving Trips in Gansbaai.

SHARK CAGE DIVING GANSBAAI

We offer Shark Cage Diving Trips in Gansbaai.

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Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Do you want to come FACE TO FACE with one of the oceans primary predators of the ocean - a Great White Shark

Would you like to do this in their natural environment in a responsible manner?

How awesome would it be to EYEBALL a GREAT WHITE SHARK?

Is this on your Bucket List? look no further, you have come to the right place to tick it right off, once and for all.

 South Africa is the Great White Shark Capital of the World and we offer Shark Cage diving and Boat Based Great White Shark Watching trip's in Gansbaai

Gansbaai

Gansbaai is a Dutch or Afrikaans word for "bay of geese," sometimes also referred to as - Gans Bay or Gangs Bay. Gansbaai is a fishing village and a very popular tourist attraction in the Overberg District Municipality, Western CapeSouth Africa. It is very well known for its dense population of great white sharks and is also a whale-watching location.

Shark Cage Diving with Great White Sharks is the main tourist attraction in Gansbaai since approximately 1995. It has been said that the Shark Cage Diving industry in Gansbaai, attracts the highest number of Tourists in South Africa after the Kruger National Park, for any singular activity.

Dyer Island, Geyser Rock and Shark Alley

The original name of Dyer Island is Ilha da Fera translated -Island of wild creatures, which was named by Portuguese seafarers in the 15th century.

Dyer Island is the largest of a group of islands about 8 km (5 miles) offshore from Gansbaai and not very far from Danger Point peninsula. The Island is named after Samson Dyer, an immigrant from the USA that came to the Cape Colony in 1806. He lived on the island collecting guano, which he then sold to the mainlanders as fertilizer. The island is home to a declining colony of Jackass Penguins formally known as African penguins ( A count of 5000 Penguins in 2015).

Geyser Rock is a smaller island and is home to about 60,000 Cape fur seals.

The shallow channel that lies between these two islands is known as "Shark Alley".

Dyer Island is a declared nature reserve and cannot be accessed by the general public, but can be seen by going on Great White Shark Experience or a Whale Watching Trips

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Family Friendly

All Children are welcome to go Shark Cage Diving / Boat-based Great White Shark Watching. As long as they are accompanied by Adults. No children 12 and under are allowed in the Cage.

 

Where is Gansbaai?

Gansbaai is a 2.5 to 3 hour drive from Cape Town City Centre 

Season

The Great White Sharks are in South Africa 365 days of the year. Peak Season is from June to end of August

Professional Guide

The friendly staff on the boat are all qualified guides and the boat is Skippered by a very experienced qualified Skipper and a paramedic on board. 

Photo Friendly

This is an understatement, to say the least. Imagine getting a Great White Shark looking at you with its gaping jaws open in front of you or a Great White Shark Breaching. Definitely bring a Camera and Go Pro. Drones are allowed subject to prior arrangements. 

Weather Dependant

All trips are weather dependent and can be CANCELLED at a moments notice. Your safety comes 1st and foremost.

What time must I arrive for my trip?

You will receive an SMS the day before to inform you exactly what time you need to be at the Shark Office for your Great White Shark Experience. Please ensure you arrive 1 hour before the Shark Boat departs.

What times are available?

You can book either an Early Morning Trip or an afternoon trip. Exact Departure times vary due to the different tides and weather conditions.

What to Bring?

Sunblock - Factor 50 minimum
Sunglasses - Polarized
Cap
Warm Waterproof Jacket
Towel
Swimsuit - Put your swimsuit underneath the clothes you are wearing before arriving, as this makes changing into the wetsuit far easier.
Camera
Go Pro
Drones - Only by prior arrangement with management
Batteries

 

Wheel Chair Friendly

All are welcome to join this AMAZING experience. Prior arrangements must be made if you would like to go inside the cage. This is subject to certain conditions as to the severity of the disability and if the Guest can be controlled SAFELY inside the cage. Otherwise, the view from the boat is JUST as amazing to see Great White Sharks. 

Packages Available

We do offer 2 - 10 day White Pointer Experience packages if you are interested. Please email us for more details.

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TRIP ITINERARY

See below details of what you can expect on the day of your Shark Cage Diving Experience. 

Morning or Afternoon Trip

Please arrive at the Office 1 hour before your Great White Shark Experience Departs

Payment

You can pay by Cash or Credit Card on Arrival. We do require your Credit Card details to secure your booking. Your, Credit Card, will not be debited. It is only for security purposes in the event of 'NO SHOWS'.

Orientation

After you arrive you will have a brief orientation of what you can expect on your Trip  

Breakfast / Lunch

You will be served with a small Continental Breakfast or light Lunch while orientation takes place. 

Make your Way to the Harbor

You will be escorted to the Harbor where you will board the Shark Boat for launching. 

15 - 20 minute Boat ride to the Island

There is a 15 - 20-minute boat ride to the island before the boat anchors to lower the Shark Cage. 

Anchor the Boat

The Skipper will anchor the boat and the friendly staff will lower the Cage into the sea while guests get into their wetsuit (Advisable to wear your costume underneath your clothes before getting on the boat) that is provided before getting inside the Cage. For those that do not want to get in the cage, the viewing is just as good from the boat

Cage Diving / Great White Shark Watching

You will have an opportunity to enter the cage for 15 - 20 minutes at a time where you will be rotated so everyone that would like to enter the cage may get a chance to do so. For the others that do not get inside the cage, they can view everything from the boat as this is just as good on the boat. You will be out on the sea for about 3 - 4 hours

Return to the Harbor

After you have had an AMAZING experience with Great White Sharks, you will return to the Harbour and to the office, where you can freshen up and watch a video of your Trip, which you can purchase, while having some tea, coffee, and some snacks to warm you up before you make your way to the next adventure in South Africa. 

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“Looking for a trip of a lifetime. This is certainly it. What an AMAZING adventure. Would recommend this to anyone that loves the outdoors and love's nature. These creatures are awe-inspiring and incredible ”

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