- All year round:
Shark cage diving and surface viewing.
Exact time confirmed the day before the trip and is based on weather and tides.
Note: All trips are confirmed weather dependent and are not shark species dependent.
Door to door transfers arranged upon request.
3 to 4 hours at sea based on sea conditions and shark activity.
Minimum 20 guests. Maximum 35 guests.
- Cage size:
Minimum 5 divers. Maximum 8 divers. No experience required. Cage time is dependant on shark activity and sea conditions.
- Trip includes:
Breakfast / brunch, presentation, dive gear, light meal on board, snacks & refreshments.
Shark diving in Gansbaai
Gansbaai is located just 2 hours from Cape Town and Great White Shark cage diving trips are generally offered throughout the year however Great White shark sightings in Gansbaai have been well below normal in the past few years with sightings of these rare animals becoming unpredictable and sporadic. The last week has seen at least 1 Great White on most of the trips although the water visibility is poor (11 May 2019)
On days when great whites are not seen another species of shark, the Copper shark has suddenly become a frequently encountered species in this area. The Copper shark (Bronze Whalers) can attain a length of over 3m. The sleek body has a bronze-grey sheen dorsally with an off-white underside and is slightly arched above the gills. The success rate on these sharks is 100% as of 2 April 2019. For the latest sightngs, click here.
The waters off of Dyer Island in Gansbaai are aptly named Shark Alley and are known for their exceptional shark populations. The sharks are attracted by the massive 60 000-strong Cape Fur Seal colony which inhabits the smaller island of Geyser Rock. This location is only visted in the June/July months when the sharks are feeding here, otherwise the vessels anchor closer inshore and guests do not get to see Shark Alley or the Island.
Other wildlife species such as Cape Gannets, Cape Cormorants, African Penguins, whales ( July to November) and dolphins are also likely to be sighted.
Read Monique's blog on Summer Cage diving in Gansbaai.
The boat is the first of its kind. Designed specifically for shark cage diving, she is built for stability, speed, safety and comfort. The vessel can comfortably accommodate 40 passengers however trips are usually limited to 35 plus crew.
Facilities include designated toilets for males and females, a staircase on either side of the boat provides easy access and a smooth flow of traffic to the upper viewing deck. A canvas dressing cubicle for guests who prefer privacy. (Upon request)
A securely designed steel cage is used, which floats on the surface, with divers no more than 1m below the surface. The cage accommodates 7 -8 guests on a rotational basis. All dives are breath-hold which is comfortable and safe - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
White sharks are surface feeders, providing brilliant surface viewing from the safety of the shark-viewing deck of the boat. 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.
Shark Guarantee: A voucher for no shark sightings.