Shark Cage Diving Trip

The trip starts anywhere between 6.00 and 12.00 in the morning from Kleinbaai harbour, which is a short drive from the village of Gansbaai and 2h30 hours from Cape Town in South Africa.
The launch times may vary due to the tides and expected sea conditions.
You will personally receive a notification about the time you must meet at our crew house between 17:00 - 18:00 the day before your dive.
This notification will be sent either to the contact number or the e-mail, whichever is provided when the booking is made.
Arrival time at the crew house in Kleinbaai is 1 hour before launch time.

Itinerary

*The trip starts anything between 6.00 and 12.00 in the morning from Kleinbaai
harbor, a short drive from the village of Gansbaai. Please note, however, launch times may vary due to the tides and expedited sea conditions both of which the skipper can only determine the day prior to the trip.
*You will be personally be notified, between 17:00-18:00 on the day before your dive about the meeting time at our crew house in Kleinbaai.
This notification will be sent to the contact number or email address provided when the booking is made. Arrival time is 1 hour before the launch time.
* After a continental breakfast (with no greasy foods to reduce seasickness),
indemnities are signed, payments made and a safety briefing given.
*After a short 2- minute walk down to the harbor, you will board our luxurious,
very safe, custom build catamaran, Apex Predator for the 5-mile voyage to Dyer
Island or the anchor spot where that latest great white shark activity has been reported.
*The trip at sea is about 4 to 5 hours, depending on the weather and the shark activity.
* After dropping anchor, the crew will begin attracting the great white sharks with a
specially formulated ‘Chum’ mixture, made from completely legal ingredients. It has taken owner/operator Brian MacFarlane years to perfect this mixture and is a
highly-guarded trade secret.
*(MANDATE AGAINST THE USE OF SHARK PRODUCTS - Great White Shark Tours (Pty) Ltd do not feed the sharks, nor use any part of a shark product in their ‘secret chum mixture’ and have signed a mandate to this effect.) * Once the Great Whites arrive, you will have the excellent photographic opportunities from the boat as these spectacular apex predators are surface feeders and will swim right into the chum line.
*The crew will also now start dressing you for the cage in diving suits and masks for that moment you have been anticipating for a lifetime- a face to face encounter with a great white shark!


What's included

*A scrumptious full continental breakfast (We do not serve greasy food which
encourages seasickness) is served before the trip.
*A light self-help lunch which consists of a variety of fresh bread rolls, cool drinks,
fruit, chips and snacks are available on the boat.
*All diving gear ( masks, booties, diving suit & weight belt) is provided
*Dry fresh towels for every diver on every trip.
*A certificate with substantial shark info will be handed to each participant on
completion of the trip.


What's excluded

* Transfers from Cape Town and Hermanus available on request at an additional price.
* A video link with the activities of the day is also available after the trip at an
additional cost of R200.


Fitness level

*If you are prone to seasickness, we advise that you speak to your pharmacist before the trip in order to receive medication which might prevent seasickness. (We suggest Stugeron.)


Skill level

*No previous diving experience is necessary.
*Cage diving with us does not require scuba certification.
* Minimal experience is needed to go down in the cage. It is only breath holding and
not snorkeling.

What to bring

* Warm clothing( fleecy top) including a change of underwear.
* Swimsuit ( we suggest you wear your swimsuit upon arrival)
* Sunhat
* Sunblock
* Camera & film are essential items for the trip.
*Seasick tablets (drink the night before your dive)


What to wear

*Comfortable beach or swimwear in summer.
*Warm fleecy tops and jackets in winter.
*We supply waterproof jackets on every trip
*No flip-flops as it the might become slippery


Departure point

Waterfront
Central Cape Town
Sea Point
Green Point
Camps Bay
Bantry Bay up to 12 Apostles.
Please inform us of your preferred pickup location before the trip.


Return point

Waterfront
Central Cape Town
Sea Point
Green Point
Camps Bay
Bantry Bay up to 12 Apostles.

Cancellation policy

"No Shows" and Cancellations within 48 hours of departure - 100% cancellation fee.
Note: If for any reason, the Tour is cancelled due to weather conditions or any unforeseen circumstances, payment will be REFUNDED or an alternative date/departure can be arranged, subject to availability.
NO PRE-PAYMENTS FROM CREDIT CARDS WILL BE TAKEN. CREDIT CARD DETAILS SUPPLIED IS ONLY TO SECURE YOUR BOOKING.
In case of a "no-show" we will debit your card with the full amount.

Conditions

No Children under 8 years allowed.

The trip starts anything between 6h00 and 12h00 in the morning from Kleinbaai harbour, which is a short drive from the village of Gansbaai and 2h30 min from Cape Town in South Africa, but may vary due to the tides and expedited sea conditions. You will be personally notified of the launch time between 17:00 - 18:00 the day before your dive. Arrival time at the crew house in Kleinbaai is 1 hour before the boat launch.



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   Eunice Wang

15 December, 2018
Amazing crew, honest and upfront if there won't be great white sharks. But saw a ton of Copper Sharks which is equally as good.
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   Kevin Munford

7 March, 2019
Excellent close up encounter wig the Great White Sharks and Bronze/Copper shark
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   Kate K

25 December, 2018
We came to the reception at 7:30 and were given breakfast, as well as safety instructions. We then went on the boat that could seat 40 passengers. Unfortunately, we spent 1 and a half hours on waiting for a great white shark, but it was no where to be seen. However, it was the season of copper sharks, so everyone got to go in the cage and witness around 10 sharks. It was amazing overall, to see these beasts up close and there was no problem with refreshments and food on the boat as well. However, since the boat is staying n one place most of the time and the waver are big, many passengers got sea sick. Unfortunately, seasickness pills did not help.
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   Claire Williams

13 January, 2019
Best day of my life without question! The experienced crew members were informative, entertaining and friendly, and the sharks were certainly putting on a show too. This is an experience I wouldn't want to have with any other company as Great White Shark Tours has set the bar so high!
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   Edric Salone

8 January, 2019
Even though it was an incredibly long ride to the departure point the trip was worth it. Check to see if any killer whales have been sighted recently because if so...you will not see any great white sharks. We did see plenty of other sharks up to 12ft in length up close and personal. It was a bit difficult holding your breath while trying to submerge yourself to see the sharks but you dont have get diver certification also. Complimentary breakfast was included and the staff was very knowledgeable. Great experience overall!
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