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Cape Town to Gans Bay: Shark Cage Dive and Viewing

Product ID: 245957
Book the ultimate in thrill-seeking experiences and come eye to eye with the most respected animal in our ocean. Enjoy this once in a lifetime shark cage diving adventure.
About this activity
Duration: 5 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans

Pickup optional

Collection from your hotel lobby or airbnb by our air conditioned bus with our logo on the door.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Experience the grace and magnificence of one of nature's most fearsome predators
  • Enjoy 3 hours at sea learning about sharks and marine life from a shark expert
  • Look back on your day's experience thanks to the on board camera man
Full description
You will be picked up from your Cape Town or Hermanus hotel in a luxury, air-conditioned bus, which will take you to the local partner's facilities opposite the harbour slipway. Enjoy unspoilt sea views with your complimentary continental breakfast during the safety briefing. Get kitted up in your 5mm wetsuits while still on land and head out to Shark Alley on Megalodon II.

Once anchored, the sharks are lured by bait line to the cage. Viewing from the deck of the boat is almost as exciting as getting into the cage for an unforgettable close encounter. Approximately 3 hours at sea allows for more than one dive. The cage takes 4 or 5 people at a time on a rotational basis. There are drinks and snacks on board to enjoy while you warm up on the deck, before having another underwater encounter with these awe-inspiring apex predators. No diving experience is necessary for this surface cage dive, it's as easy as holding your breath.

The onboard cameraman is there to capture this unforgettable experience for you and after viewing the day's footage back on land, while you enjoy a hot lunch, you can choose to purchase a souvenir USB.

Enjoy land-based whale watching en route back to Cape Town or airport transfers at no extra cost.
  • Door to door hotel pick up and drop off from Cape Town or Hermanus (only if option selected)
  • Light breakfast and lunch
  • Clean wetsuits and masks
  • Refreshments on board
  • Hot shower available at the crew house
  • Registered tour guide and shark expert
  • Complimentary shark dive offered if no sharks are seen
What’s Not Included
  • Footage of the diving (available to purchase)
  • Seasickness tablets
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Opposite the Kleibaai harbour (slipway) in the double storey building. Please find parking behind the building and take the stairs up to the first floor. 9 Kusfront, Van Dyks Bay, 7220

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
Know before you go
• No scuba or diving experience required.
• It is the same price per head on the boat, whether viewing or diving but you can always change your mind.
• This tour is accredited with blue flag standards of responsible eco-friendly tourism.
Customer reviews
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It was a really great experience. When we arrived, we were greeted with breakfast, received a short briefing (in English) and Nepor suits, since the water itself now only gets 10 to 14 ° C in summer. Then we went out by boat for about 5 km. As soon as the first shark showed up, the first 5 people could enter the cage. Little by little there were more and more sharks that kept coming close to the cage. -Madness! Even if you chose not to get in the cage, you had a good view. In the end, a baby seal also appeared. After about half an hour there was a change and the next 5 people were able to get into the cage. Finally, the question was asked who would be interested in a second round. After a total of about 2-3 hours on the water we drove back and received a delicious lunch. The dive was also filmed. We were lucky with the weather. Really highly recommended!

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February 11, 2020

The excursion is well and professionally organized. But you advertise with the "great white shark" and hadn't sighted us for a few days. For us, too, it was “only” copper sharks - but of course the organizers have no influence on that. It was a shame not to have seen a great white shark, but it was impressive

January 6, 2020

Unfortunately we did not see any great whites, however we saw plenty of bronze whaler sharks. The cage diving is fun but be prepared for quite a bumpy ride depending on the sea. We really got shook around in the cage and at times this made it difficult to see the sharks, however we did get plenty of face to face viewings of the sharks! This has been on my bucket list for years and I’m glad to have done it but will need to go again as I want to see great whites! It’s a bit rushed as you are required to get into the cage quickly to ensure their is enough time for everyone to have a go.

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November 19, 2019

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White Shark Ventures

Product ID: 245957