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From Cape Town or Hermanus: Shark Cage Diving Experience

Product ID: 161655
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Cage diving with great white sharks in South Africa is a once in a lifetime experience. This tour provides a unique opportunity to witness the wonder of the Great White Shark in a safe and professional environment.
About this activity
Duration 1 day
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide

Pick-up service

The local operator will get in touch the day before to confirm the exact pick-up time in Cape Town or Hermanus.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Meet a great white eye to eye
  • Relax knowing you are in a safe environment and enjoy getting up close and personal with a great white shark
  • Spend a day in the company of the excellent crew
  • Learn first hand about the wonders and mysteries of the great white shark
Full description
Enjoy an experience with a company that practices responsible tourism. This involves sharing the country's natural and cultural riches, whilst contributing positively to the preservation and growth of the local community and environment. Working in the unique marine area off the southern Cape coast, the skippers log more contact with great white sharks than anyone else worldwide.

To start your experience, you will be collected from Cape Town or Hermanus and driven to White Shark Lodge, the home base in Kleinbaai. On arrival, enjoy a continental breakfast consisting of freshly baked muffins, quiches, yogurts, cereals, toast, cold meats, tea, and coffee.

Your day at sea will start with the skipper of the day giving a short lecture on the Great White Shark. They will explain how they work with the sharks in the area. Then, you will spend 2 to 4 hours at sea, depending on how often the sharks visit the boat. During the experience, be sure to ask as many questions as you can think up. The cage takes 6 people at a time, and each person spends about 20 minutes in the cage. All diving gear, including 7mm wetsuits, is provided. While onboard, you can enjoy a variety of refreshments and snacks, such as crisps, water, assorted juices and soft drinks. On your return to dry land, you can relax and enjoy a light lunch.
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks and beverages on-board the boat
  • Light lunch
  • Pickup and drop-offs included
  • Diving equipment
  • Boat trip
  • Certificate
What’s Not Included
  • DVD
  • Souvenirs

Prepare for the activity

Important information
Know before you go
• Due to tides and collection schedules, exact collection times can only be confirmed on the day prior to your tour. The local operator will get in touch the day before to confirm the exact pick-up time in Cape Town or Hermanus
• You don’t need a scuba license to cage dive as the local operator works on a breath-holding method
• There will be a professional videographer on all trips
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.4 / 5
based on 11 reviews
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Product ID: 161655