Shark cage diving
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Nothing quite compares with the adrenaline rush of shark cage diving in Gansbaai, home to the Great White Shark.
Our partners are a multi-awarded ecotourism organisation that contributes directly to the conservation of Great White Sharks, and a host of other marine life. A Marine Biologist is on board for every launch, and the 20-25 minute boat ride to the site is in itself an exhilarating adventure. En route, you will learn to distinguish between male and female sharks, and how to identify individual sharks by their unique dorsal fin and scars.
The boat is a unique, multi-million rand vessel custom designed for speed, stability, safety and space and can comfortably accommodate 40 passengers and the crew at a time.
On any given day, you will see at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five – sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins, as well as several bird species.
Clean, dry wetsuits are guaranteed, the base facilities are five starts and the crew has more combined experience than any other Shark Cage Diving crew.
|Tour price, 2017||Adults: R 2,100 (dive) plus R 500 (transfer)
Children <12 years: R 1,200 (dive) plus R 500 (transfer)
Children <5 years: R 500 for transfer only
|Tour starts||Cape Town, South Africa|
|Tour ends||Cape Town, South Africa|
On your arrival, you will meet at the shark dive base in Kleinbaai. You’ll recieve a delicious breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size.
We will then commence our pre-trip safety briefing and a biological background on Great White Sharks. Leaving our base behind, we take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board the boat.
Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride. On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, and number of divers. Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through Shark Alley, home to a colony of 60,000 Cape Fur Seals. The seals who feed here are a constant food source to the sharks, and at times it is possible to see a Great White breaching to ambush a seal – a truly amazing sight!
To finish, we debrief in the home base with soup and bread.
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