Meet the Great White shark in Gansbaai - The shark cage diving capital of South Africa. No diving experience required, 100% Safe.
Gansbaai is located 160km from Cape Town, you can selected between self driving or having hotel pick up drop off included. Dyer island is just off the coast and is home to one of the largest seal colonies in Southern Africa. The approximately 60 000 seals provide the main diet of the Great White Shark. The channel that intersects this island is called Shark Alley.
Your knowledgeable guide will pick you up from your accommodation in around the Cape Town CBD in our luxury air conditioned mini bus . We will transfer you over the Helderberg Mountains to the Overberg, pass the whale watching town of Hermanus and arrive in Gansbaai 2.5 hours after departure.
We arrive at the crew house an hour before launch. You will be required to complete the necessary indemnity forms followed by breakfast. This is followed by a safety briefing with the tour guide after which the boat, departs from the harbor to look for the sharks on a 20 minute boat trip to Shark Alley(in Winter) or a 10-15 minute trip to the alternative viewing spot (in Summer) where most of the sharks usually hang out.
The boat is manned by the Skipper and Dive Master, a tour guide, a shark handler and a videographer.
The boat is equipped with sufficient diving equipment to accommodate all our guests on their cage dive and the dive master ensures that everyone is safe and comfortable with the experience. It is also equipped with all the necessary safety gear as well as a life-boat large enough to accommodate all the guests should it become necessary.
Snacks including chips, fruit, bread-rolls and water are available for the duration of the trip. Divers can spend at least 20 minutes in the cage, unless shark sightings are really meager, when time in the cage will be limited to give everyone an opportunity to see the sharks from the cage.The boat can only accommodate 24 people per trip, an advantage in the reduction of waiting time before and after dives.
When everyone is satisfied with their viewing and dives, the boat returns to the harbor and crew house for lunch and a viewing of the video taken during the trip. This is also the time to purchase your copy before your departure.