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Gansbaai: Shark Cage Diving

Product ID: 250732
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Take an exhilarating boat ride into the shark-filled waters of Gansbaai. Get up close and personal with the majestic beasts from the safety of a metal cage positioned in the water.
About this activity
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Mobile ticketing
Duration: 10 hours
Starting time 9:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans

Pickup optional

Return transfers from your accommodation in Cape Town or Hermanus with pickup time to be confirmed the afternoon prior to the trip.
Wheelchair accessible

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  • Enjoy an adventurous boat ride en route to the shark cage diving site
  • Encounter great whites, copper sharks, and even stingrays up close
  • Take the opportunity to photograph these apex predators in their natural environment
  • Pick up insights into the aquatic ecosystem of South Africa while on board
Full description
Begin your excursion into the thrilling marine environment of South Africa with continental breakfast alongside a safety briefing by the boat’s skipper. Then, head out on a 20-minute boat ride to an area known for being brimming with sharks and other majestic ocean denizens. 

Once you’ve arrived, you can make the choice to watch the sharks from the raised observation deck, or to be lowered into the water in a metal cage for a true adrenaline rush. Watch a variety of sharks circling you, comfortable in a provided wetsuit, and safe behind the specially-designed cage. Keep your eyes peeled for dolphins, stingrays, and other wildlife on top of the sharks.

Afterwards, you’ll head back to land for lunch, and to watch a video clip of the day’s events over coffee, tea, and biscuits.
  • Continental breakfast
  • Drinks and snacks on board
  • Lunch
  • Coffee, tea, and biscuits
  • Weatherproof jackets
  • Towels
  • 7mm wetsuits, hoodie, booties, and goggles
  • Showers
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off from Cape Town, Somerset West, or Hermanus (if option selected)
What’s Not Included
  • Video of the excursion, which can be purchased after the tour
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

8 Swart St, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa. Exact meeting times to be confirmed the afternoon prior to the trip.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Motion sickness prevention
Know before you go
• This tour is weather dependent and will only be confirmed the day before your booking
• Exact meeting/pickup times will be confirmed the afternoon prior to the trip
• Please note, the local partner cannot guarantee that you will see great white sharks. At the moment, the tour dives with copper head sharks

From £113.35 per person

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