Portal cover

Shark Cage Diving with RETURN Transfer from Cape Town

Gansbaai

Activity Description

All trips are weather and tide dependant and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before.

Unlike bungee jumping or sky diving, the adrenaline rush from shark cage diving comes from being face to face with one of the world’s greatest predators: the Great White Shark.

The experience puts you in their territory while the safety of the activity allows you to be an observer and learn what Great White Sharks are really like. An on board marine biologist will educate you about this amazing apex predator.

Shark Cage Diving is safe for children and elders and gives the whole family a wonderful opportunity to bond in a fun environment surrounded by experts and researchers.

After this once in a life time experience, you’ll find yourself buzzing with excitement and adrenaline. You will have had the opportunity to come up close and personal with one of the oceans most majestic and foreboding creatures.

Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect once you arrive:
• Before the trip guests meet at THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE in Kleinbaai
• You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size
• Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks
• We then take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board Slashfin
• Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are)
• On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers
• Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley
• Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House and a celebratory beverage to toast the occasion!

Why We Are Different:
• A dedicated marine biologist on board every trip
• Our Boat (Slashfin) is the largest in the industry (most deck space per customer) and was purposely built for shark cage diving and includes two restrooms, and an upper deck for the ultimate viewing and photography experience when not in the cage.
• A fully licensed Restaurant and Crew House, aptly named the GREAT WHITE HOUSE, which includes facilities such as: 2 marine rooms where professional safety and informative briefings are given before each trip + separate ladies/gents/handicap restroom facilities with a 5-star rating + curio shop
• We guarantee clean, dry wetsuits (a rarity in the industry)
• Our crew receives as many compliments as the Great White Sharks, with more combined experience than any other Shark Cage Diving crew.
• You will leave with great memories and a deep appreciation of this majestic animal.
.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
When7 days a week year round, subject to availability and weather conditions. Only closed on Christmas day and New Year. Time slots are not confirmed times. Please ensure that you make the whole day available as we can only confirm times the day before, and is not negotiable.
WhereThe Great White House, Gansbaai
WeatherThe service is weather dependent. Contact must be made 24 hours before the time of the excursion to be informed about the local weather and sea conditions.
What to WearBathing Costume, warm clothing (it is cold on the water when the wind blows), tackies / sneakers, wind breaker.
Things to BringCamera, Sunblock, Sunglasses, Bathing Costume, Anti Nausea medication (should seasickness be a concern- recommend that it is taken the night before and two hours prior to the trip).
Guests or SpectatorsGuests can wait for their party at The Great White House Restaurant where they can purchase drinks, meals and shop for curios.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight150.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

InclusionsChauffeur driven RETURN trip from Cape Town, A Shark Cage Dive / Viewing guided by a marine biologist, Road Transfer from selected locations, a light meal (breakfast or lunch depending on time of trip), refreshments on board and soup and bread on return is included. Equipment such as wet suits, booties, masks, towel are provided. Life jackets and waterproof jacket is alo supplied.
ExclusionsA video link of your experience is not included in the price but can be purchased in addition to the dive / viewing excursion. Cost R200. This is uploaded 24-48 hours after trip and once downloaded can be used across social platforms and saved for your memories.

Notes

All trips are weather and tide dependant and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before.

Customer Reviews

Amazing experience from start to finish! From the moment I was picked up from my hotel to when I was dropped off the experience was second to none. When we arrived at the centre we were greeted by very happy and enthusiastic staff who provided us with lots of information both about sharks, the area we were in and the trip itself, all while eating a delicious breakfast. The entire time on the boat we were well looked after by all the staff, the dive itself was very exciting and an adventure I will never forget. I was feeling extremely seasick while onboard but the staff on board looked after me, making sure I was okay until we returned to land - even upon returning they made sure I was settled before getting my bus home. I would highly recommend Marine Dynamics for your shark diving experience for their great service, how well they treat the animals around us never mind how well they treated us divers, and just for an all round great day out! - Grainne McGlinchey


This was such an amazing experience. We booked directly through the website, and paid for the pick up and return transportation to Cape Town. By booking online, it also gave us the highlight video for free - which you could also purchase afterward. Our driver picked us up nice and early (around 5:45am) for the 11am trip. It was a long drive, about 3 hours, but we stopped at a cute little store for snacks and a restroom break at the halfway mark. When we arrived, breakfast was waiting, which was pastries, coffee and such. After a brief safety talk, which essentially tells you that the scariest part is the drive from Cape Town :), they outfit you with your wind jacket, a life jacket, and your wetsuit. After a short 2 minute walk to the boat, you are on your way. We were lucky and the seas were incredibly calm. It took about 15 minutes to get to the spot where they anchor and get set up. There were about 5 other boats in the area, all doing the same thing. They asked us to suit up into our wetsuits and facemarks - which were 7mm fully hooded wetsuits and get ready. They dropped the cage in the water, and then we rotated about 10 people at a time in the cage. The cage is attached to the boat, and sits at the surface of the water. When sharks arrive, the crew yells “DIVE” and you dip your head under the surface and check out the amazing view. You’re in there for about 20-30 minutes, depending on how many sharks and what’s going on in the water. Everyone should experience seeing these creatures in their environment - it’s truly an amazing experience. During our turn, we saw 2 great whites (one at 4.2 meters and the other at 2 meters), along with 7 copper sharks. It was truly UNREAL to see these amazing creatures. The water was super cold, but you forget about it after a few minutes in the water and once the wetsuit does it’s job. When we came out of the water, they had towels, hot chocolate and hot tea waiting for everyone. Accompanying us the entire time, and leading the day was a marine biologist. We had Kelly who was AWESOME. She was incredibly knowledgable, and answered the millions of questions from the passengers with a true passion for the ocean and it’s creatures. Outside of the amazing sharks, Kelly made the trip. We were out there for about 3 hours, and then headed back in to shore. Awaiting us was soup and bread, and Kelly debriefed us on what all we saw. There is a chance to grab a beer too, as well as a gift shop. We took advantage of both! We then loaded back up in the same vans, and headed back to town. We arrived back around 5:30p/6pm for the day. Pro Tip #1: Next time, stay in Hermanus - the beautiful little town about 30 minutes away. It’s an amazing town, and MUCH closer to this experience. Pro Tip #2: Bring a change of clothes for the van ride back. You’re gross (after all of that chum in the water), and you will want a fresh set of clothes. - Staci Cross


Absolutely great day. Well organised and professional. Loved having a biologist on board to answer questions and ensure that the whole process was eco friendly. Easy return transfer to Cape Town - Victoria Henry


This experience was truly amazing and far exceeded my expectations. The staff was so accommodating, friendly and knowledgeable. We got plenty of time in the cage and were able to observe the sharks easily from the boat while other groups were in the cage. The experience was very organized. I would highly recommend it to anyone considering! - Erin Sullivan


Great day out! Was lucky enough to see a great white shark inches from my face, 8 copper sharks and a huge manta ray!!! The crew on the boat were super friendly. Helping everyone put on and take off their wet suits, handing out hot chocolate and being amazing to the people feeling sea sick! Got to spend around 40 minutes in the water, two 20 minutes experiences in the cage. Would highly recommend!!! - Scott Hill




© 2019 Tornado Tour Systems (Pty) Ltd ta Activitar.

Help and Support