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Gansbaai: Shark Cage Diving Experience

4.2 / 5

37 reviews

Gansbaai: Shark Cage Diving Experience

Activity provider: White shark projects
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From US$ 140.77 per person

Have a once in a lifetime experience of cage diving with sharks in South Africa. Witness the wonder of the great white shark in a safe and professional environment.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Duration 5 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
Pickup optional
Pickup is available from your accommodation in Cape Town or Hermanus.


  • Meeting a great white eye to eye
  • Be in a safe environment up close and personal with a great white shark
  • Spend a day in the company of the excellent crew!
  • Learn first hand about the wonders and misteries of the great white shark
Full description
South Africa has privileged access to great white sharks … if you know where to go and when. Enjoy great white sharks face-to-face. Observing and diving with these creatures under the correct conditions and guidance is a wonderful experience. Even ‘anti-shark’ people return from an expedition or diving trip with love, and certainly respect, for the great white. This tour is without doubt the most successful white shark diving tour in the world: Working in the unique marine area off the southern Cape coast, the skippers log more contact with great white sharks than anyone else worldwide. Tour itinerary: · Breakfast at the stunning Lodge The continental breakfast consists of freshly made muffins, quiches, yogurt, cereals, toast and cold meats, tea and coffee. · Your day at sea and a lecture on board The skipper of the day gives a short lecture on the Great White Shark and explains how the tour supplier works with the sharks in the area. You will spend 2 to 4 hours at sea, depending on how often the sharks visit the boat. Be sure to ask as many questions as you can think up! · Diving and viewing The cage takes 6 people at a time. Each person spends about 20 minutes in the cage. All scuba equipment, including 7 mm wetsuits, is provided – you don’t need a scuba licence to cage dive. · Afternoon refreshments On your return to dry land, you will return to the Lodge for a light lunch. · A DVD of your trip A professional videographer will film your trip.
  • Breakfast
  • Boat trip
  • Guide
  • Skipper
  • Diving equipment
  • Shark cage dive
  • Certificate
  • Lunch
  • DVD
  • Merchandise
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Towel

Know before you go

  • Due to tides and collection schedules, exact collection times can only be confirmed at 4:00 PM on the day prior to your tour. The local operator will get in touch with the exact starting time
  • Driving time from Cape Town is approximately 2 hours and from Hermanus 45 minutes
  • No diving experience is necessary
  • Bring your swimsuit and sun protection: sunscreen, hat, sunglasses etc.
  • Anti-seasickness tablets are strongly recommended
  • Please bring a warm jacket and sensible shoes
  • Child policy: children under the age of 6 are not permitted on the boat due to the duration of the tour being 3-4 hours out at sea. An in-house babysitting service for children under the age of 6 is offered at an additional charge
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.2 /5

based on 37 reviews

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Everything was well planned. The information you got was very interesting and all questions were answered. Unfortunately I did not see great white sharks, there is a large area there and the shark is a wild animal! However, there were a lot of bronze sharks that are also very impressive! The whole trip was carried out absolutely safely and professionally.

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December 12, 2019

Very well-kept day trip. On arrival and during the boat trip there were sufficient eating and drinking facilities. It was also very informative, because we learned a lot about sharks and the behavior itself. We were lucky and spotted 5 white sharks and 3 bronze walers. Everyone was taken into account during the activity, you could enter the cage several times if desired and the time allowed. Really great!

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August 4, 2019

Everything was great!

The organizer informed me in good time that the tour would not take place the next day due to bad weather. A new appointment was then made and was picked up on time. First there was enough breakfast and a brief instruction and then we started with the boat for 30 minutes. After about 20 minutes some sharks came but unfortunately no white shark. Everyone was in the cage for about 20 minutes and afterwards we went back to lunch very little was just a soup with bread.

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May 20, 2019

Product ID: 717