Gansbaai Shark Cage Dive From Cape Town
The ultimate in wildlife adventure tours has to be the face to face introduction to the Great White Shark. Few places can offer the conditions found off the coast of Gansbaai that make shark cage diving a daily event. Join us on this full day tour from Cape Town.
From pickup to drop off is about 10 hours. Pickup can be as early as 04:00 am. The final times are dependant on the tides, weather and logistics
We will pick you up from you accommodation with 10km of the City Centre.
Swimming costume, warm change of clothing, cameras or GoPros for underwater footage.
A Full Day Adventure with Sharks in Gansbaai
The Tour Starts
Your friendly Guide will collect you from your front door within 10km of the city centre. Our route to Gansbaai traverses the Elgin Valley and passes through Hermanus, a whale hotspot between June and November.
Breakfast and Safety Briefing
You arrive at least one hour before the launch departure. You will be required to complete the necessary indemnity forms followed by breakfast. This is followed by a safety briefing with our tour guide after which our boat departs from the harbour 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 and Crew
The vessel 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. The boat 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 meagre when time in the cage will be limited. This is to give everyone an opportunity to see the sharks from the cage.
We can only accommodate 20 people per trip, an advantage in the reduction of waiting time before and after dives.
End of The Day
When everyone is satisfied with their viewing and dives, we return to the harbour and Crew House for a light lunch and a viewing of the video taken during the trip. This is also the time to purchase your copy before your departure.