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Cape Town great white shark diving

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The trip begins at 9 in the morning with a transfer to Klein Bay, which is 2 km along the coast from the village of Gansbaai. Here you board our shark-chaser, for the 5 mile voyage to Dyer Island.

After dropping anchor, we all begin attracting Great Whites with a specially-formulated 'Chum' mixture. Sharks are seen on 97% of our trips.

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Once the Great Whites arrive, you will have the opportunity to photograph these awe-inspiring animals feeding at the surface, right alongside the boat. If you got the guts...this is when you enter the cage!

We have a shuttle service from Cape Town & Hermanus to the launch site at Klein Bay if you need it.

It is recommended that you book well in advance and allow at least 2 days diving in case of adverse weather conditions. Passengers are exposed to the open sea while travelling to and from the islands. At the islands the boat is anchored off the lee sides and protected bays.

The boat leaves the docks at 10 in the morning, and returns at 3 in the afternoon.

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The Cages

Only a minimum of snorkling experience is required if you want to go down in the cage.

Sometimes the water will be extremely rough or far too murky to use the cage, although viewing from the boat is still an awesome experience, with excellent photo opportunities and hand-feeding.

The cage is of the floating-variety and is custom-made with 12mm galvanised steel mesh. The sharks cannot get inside, and they don't try. The air is fed from the boat, so you don't have to worry about a tank strapped to your back.

All diving equipment is supplied. All of our wetsuits are new and leak-free...just like our boat.

The cage floats right next to the boat, so you can climb out at any time if you get scared and want to call your Mummy.

Viewing Season

The Great Whites are here in 'Shark Alley' all year long. We get the sharks to come to the boat on 9 out of 10 trips.


The Islands

Dyer Island is 5 miles (8 km) offshore, near the village of Gansbaai at the southern tip of Africa...only 2 hours from Capetown. Nearby, Geyser Rock supports a colony of 40,000 Cape Fur Seals....these guys are the reason the Great Whites stay here.

Shark Alley is the channel between the 2 islands, and is protected from the worst of the Southern Atlantic's weather...this is where we park the Predator. The islands, and Shark Alley itself are teeming with life. Cape Fur Seals, Jackass Penguins, and a wide variety of sea birds are commonly seen from the boat. From July to November, Southern Right Whales are spotted almost every day as well!

Passenger Requirements & Equipment

Cage diving with us does not require a scuba certification. Minimal snorkling experience is all you need to go down in the cage.

Everyone is welcome for surface viewing of the White Sharks as they are surface feeders and can be observed closely from the boat.

All diving equipment is supplied free of charge, including towels. Warm clothing, a cap, sun block, camera & film are essential items for the trip. A light lunch, cool drinks, fruit & other snacks will be provided on board.
You'll remember this trip for the rest of your life!