Gansbaai, 2 1/2 hours drive from Cape Town had become known as one of only two unique areas in the world, where the chances to view the Great White shark was exceptionally high.
Generally Great White shark sightings in Gansbaai have been well below normal in the past few years with sightings of these rare animals being unpredictable and sporadic.
On days and weeks, when great whites are not seen another species of shark, the Copper Shark has become a frequently encountered species in this area.
This area focuses on cage diving and it is unlikely to see the breaching behaviour here. Duration is 3 to 4 hours at sea based on sea conditions and shark activity.
Environment and Education
There are 8 other operators in this area and it can be confusing as to which is the best company to book, so this is where we can advise you. There is no extra charge for us to book you on this tour and the benefit to you is that you will be going with a reputable operation that offers an environmentally friendly and educational experience.
The Boats and Cages
The boat’s capacities are anywhere from 20 to 37 guests and the cages accommodate 5- 9 divers. There are no intimate small group operators in this area. Facilities include: upper viewing decks & toilets.
Safety and Cage Diving
Your safety is paramount. Divers will be supervised by a Dive Master and all the required permits and safety equipment are in order and on board.
The cage is a securely designed steel cage which floats on the surface, with divers no more than 1 meter below the surface.
All dives are breath-hold which is comfortable and safe – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
The best way to see the sharks is to simply hold your breath!
The shark handlers are trained to bring the sharks close to the side of the boat. So, for those not wanting to get in the cage, you will still get to see this amazing animal up close and personal.
The price is the same for diving and surface viewing.
Video link footage of your adventure
The service of a professional underwater videographer will capture your personal experience on a high quality video / link (topside and underwater) and this link is available at a minimal cost. Capture this once-in-a-lifetime personal experience and take it home to show to your family and friends.
WhenThe service is available year round except for Christmas and New Year.
WhereKleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai, Western Cape (2 hours from Cape Town). Transfer guests If you require transfers these will depart from Cape Town Central. The exact pick up time will be confirmed with you late afternoon the day before your trip. Self-Drive Guests If you are self -drive the meeting address will be confirmed in a separate email and the exact meeting time confirmed with you late afternoon the day before your trip. Return Point Cape Town Central.
WeatherSea conditions permitting.
What to Wear* Dress in layers. It can be cold on the water. * Swimwear donned underneath your clothes for ease of changing on the vessel
Things to BringWhat to bring? Dress in layers, Warm weather jacket, closed shoes, beanie, scarf, hat/cap, polarized sunglasses, towel, bathing costume, sun block & camera. If you are prone to motion sickness, we recommend Sturgeron or Dramamine tablets. Take one the night before your trip and another one and a half hour before we are scheduled to meet. For your own enjoyment of the trip, we recommend that you do not over indulge in alcohol the night before as this may result in you being very sea sick the next day.
This service operates year round. Shark cage diving and surface viewing.
Exact time confirmed the day before the trip and is based on weather and tides.
Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement
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