White Shark Cage Diving

» GREAT WHITE SHARK CAGE DIVING TOURS

 

Our operation is situated in the town of Gansbaai at Kleinbaai harbour, which has a worldwide reputation of being the ‘Great White Shark Capital of the World’.  It is only 2 hours’ drive from Cape Town or +3 hours’ drive from MosselBay.  The sharks are with us every day of the year and we launch every day (weather dependent). 

 

As we are working with wildlife in their natural environment, please bear in mind that sightings, water visibility and/or diving with these beautiful creatures can never be absolutely guaranteed.    However, in the unlikely event of no shark sightings and/or if diving is not possible, we will happily provide you with a voucher to join us again on another excursion (transfers excluded) – but, unfortunately, we are not in a position to provide cash refunds.

 

The Cage and the Dive

 

Our cage can accommodate 6 divers at any one time.

 

No diving is taking place via scuba neither snorkel neither through an air supply system.  The sharks in our area is more likely to preserve their energy and the vibrations might be scaring them off.  Diving will be taking place via the simple breath-hold method.

 

A part of the cage is always above the water – therefore allowing you room to breath naturally and, if lucky, see approaching sharks.

 

Divers conventionally use the ‘hold breath’ technique and drop below the water to view the sharks as they come close to the cage. 

 

You do not need a qualification to dive in the cage, but we always have a qualified Dive Master on board our vessel for safety and advice.

 

Weather, Sea Tides and Launch Times

 

All our trips are dependent on weather conditions and sea tides.  If you decide to book a dive, we will always make contact with you the day before and advise on the exact meeting time at our premises.  Please bear in mind that meeting times might be as early as 6.30a.m. in Kleinbaai and, subsequently, the pick-up time and departure from Cape Town may be around 3.30a.m.  Don’t be put off such an early start, as this truly is a once in a lifetime experience and well worth the effort.  Remember: ‘The early bird catches the sharks’!

 

Package and Rates

 

Our rate is the same for divers and non-divers (people who wish to view from our decks and not the cage) and the minimum age for the trip is 10 years.

 

R1300 per person - self drive to our premises in Kleinbaai


or

 

R1600 per person - inclusive of return transfers by road from central pick up points in Cape Town

 

These rates include the following:

 

  • Buffet breakfast upon arrival
  • Dive & Safety briefing
  • 3 hour boat trip with either cage diving and/or surface viewing
  • Snacks and refreshments on board
  • Diving equipment and towels
  • Hot Soup & Bread on return to shore

 

Optional extras available

 

Our videographer on board will make a DVD of the trip.  After viewing the DVD back onshore, you will have the option to buy a copy for R350 via cash or R400 via credit card.

 

 

 

An " Experience of a Lifetime " meeting this magnificent animal face to face for the first time in his own environment, will be forever imprinted in your memory!

So join us on a trip and we will help to make this your "Experience of a Lifetime"

 




 

 

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Great White Shark cage diving tours


» 8 DAYS BREACHING / CAGE DIVING COMBINATION TOURS

 

8 DAYS PACKAGE (June – end August):

ALL PRICES ARE PER PERSON, UNLESS SPECIFIED OTHERWISE

The guide will supply a luxurious air conditioned car @ R1 200 per day. This rate include 300km per day, petrol costs and the guide’s fee.

DAY 1:

Pickup from Airport, Cape Town, overnight Green Point, Cape Town @ R420 per person per night  (Breakfast NOT included, but is available as an extra.) (Guide’s accommodation @ R420 per night.)

Guide @ R1 200

TOTAL: R2 040 for the day.

DAY 2: 

Shark Breaching / Diving combination trip @ R2 000 per person.

Visit a Penquin Colony @ R40.

Overnight Green Point, Cape Town @ R420 per person (Guide’s accommodation @ R420 per night.)

Guide @ R1 200

TOTAL: R4 080 for the day.

DAY 3: 

Shark Breaching / Diving combination trip @ R2 000 per person.

Overnight Green Point, Cape Town @ R420 per person. (Guide’s accommodation @ R420 per night.)

Guide @ R1 200

TOTAL: R4 040 for the day.

 DAY 4: 

Last minute shopping in Cape Town.

Day at leisure, enjoy the scenic drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai.

Overnight Kleinbaai, Gansbaai @ R850 per room, breakfast included. (Guide will stay with family)

Guide @ R1 200

TOTAL: R2 050  for the day.

 DAY 5:

Great White shark cage diving @ R1 200 per person

Overnight Kleinbaai, Gansbaai @ R850 per room, breakfast included.

(Guide will stay with family)

Guide @ R1 200

TOTAL: R3 250 for the day.

DAY 6: 

Day at leisure.

Enjoy the scenic drive through the winelands to your next destination – the winelands!

We will stop at various wine cellars for tasting and purchasing. A private cellar tour can also be arranged.

Tasting at most of the cellars are free. Those that do charge, charge absolutely the minimum.

Overnight at a well established, well known wine farm @ R530 per night for a self catering cottage. Enjoy a truly South African braai at your cottage or go out to have something to eat. (Guide’s accommodation @ R420 for the night).

Guide @ R1200.

TOTAL: R2 150 for the day.

DAY 7: 

This is a real “must do”, an experience not to be forgotten easily!!

Arrive at the wildlife resort.

Overnight @ R1 670 per person and includes: (Guide’s accommodation @ R1670 per night extra)

Daily overnight Itinerary as follows :

12h00 - Welcome drinks 

12h30 - Lunch

14h00 - Check into Cottage

17h00 - Game Drive and visit to ARC (Animal Rescue and Conservation Centre)

19h30 - Dinner

06h00 - Early morning Game Drive

08h00 - 09h00 - Breakfast

10h00 - Check Out

11h30 - Ostrich Farm Tour

12h30 - Depart for Cape Town

In keeping with the design and flow of the architecture, the Standard Cottages do not compromise the experience nor standard. Each has its own patio, corner bath and outdoor rock shower. Cottages are equipped with mini bars, fans and feature ‘coal’ stoves for that extra bit of warmth and cosines in the colder months.

Guide @ R1 200

TOTAL: R4 540 for the day.

 DAY8:

 Depart from  the wildlife resort to Cape Town. We will stop at Butterfly World (R48) and the Cheetah Outreach,if we have time, (R10) before your drop of at the airport.

Guide @ R1 200

TOTAL: R1 258 for the day.

 An additional R200 per person will cover dinner fees. 

We can change the accommodation sites for less , however the venues chosen, are really excellent and offers excellent value for money.

TOTAL COST FOR TOUR: R23 408

 

Note: Launching times may vary from day to day depending on the tide of the day and will be discussed before the day of your trip.

 

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