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Shark Cage Diving with RETURN Transfer from Cape Town

Gansbaai

Activity Description

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.
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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

The experience was amazing. The whole team were very friendly and on hand to help and give advice on the sharks we were seeing. Can't thank you all enough for making the day so special. If I am ever lucky enough to get the opportunity to do the trip again I would only book with yourselves as I greatly appreciate the conservation work you are doing. Wish you all the best. - Alison Clarke


Excellent service from booking to event. Was a long journey from cape town, but transport was comfortable. When we arrived we were fed and given safety procedures. The journey out was fast and no seasickness. Snacks and drinks on board were plentiful. Staff were friendly and informative. We had about half hour in cage, but unfortunately no sharks were seen from cage. We were given a part refund due to this, which was very welcomed. The only downside was trying to get changed, we felt that it was a bit rushed and there is nowhere to get changed in private, my husband had to wait until we got back onshore to get dried and changed before we could get back on the bus to go back to cape town. Other than this everything was excellent, and would not put us of doing it again. - Christine Sime


Very good service referring to the pick up option with a shuttle bus, food providing and overall comfort. Excellent philosophy when it comes to educating their visitors, a biologist is guaranteed on board, they even do their own research. Marine Dynamics does a good job in presenting sharks the way they are, not killing machines but amazing and majestic predators, which is especially important in the hard times sharks are facing nowadays. When it comes to responsible shark cage diving with the best biological background information Marine Dynamics is the best choice. - Fabian Grüner


Our experience was better than advertised! We had no idea how experienced and professional the staff was. We found out quite quickly when we were the only boat on the water that had sharks around! It was obvious to everyone on the boat that this was no fluke. It was because of the professionalism of the staff. It was an experience that my sons and I will never forget. I wouldn't recommend any other cage diving company. This is the best!!!!! - Anthony Smith


It was an experience of a lifetime that I will never forget! - Nancy Lauletta




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