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  1. South Africa
  2. Garden Route
  3. Gans Bay

Gansbaai: Shark Cage Dive and Animal Sanctuary Experience

Product ID: 129735
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Get up close with the ocean's most majestic apex predator on a cage dive amongst the great white sharks of Gansbaai. Learn more from the on-board marine biologists and get a pre and post-dive briefing.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Get up close with great white sharks from the safety of a cage
  • Enjoy 5-star facilities at the Great White House, including a licensed restaurant and bar
  • Visit a rehabilitation center for sick seabirds
  • Learn more about the conservation projects and how you can make a difference
  • Benefit from the expertise of an on-board marine biologist
Full description
Enjoy breakfast or lunch on arrival in Gansbaai before a safety briefing about what to expect. Then, stroll to the harbor to board a dedicated shark dive vessel.

Journey to Dyer Island in 20 minutes to drop anchor where the sharks reside. Avail of the boat's amenities, along with drinks and snacks, and collect your waterproof bag containing your dive kit. Get up close to the magnificent mammals in their natural environment, protected by a cage.

Travel through the shark alley if conditions permit before returning to land for a de-briefing and warm bowl of soup. Benefit from free entry to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary to complete your experience.
  • All dive equipment
  • Breakfast or lunch upon arrival
  • Snacks and drinks on board
  • Light lunch after your trip
  • Briefing sessions before and after the trip
  • Free visit to the African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary
What’s Not Included
  • Souvenirs at the curio shop
  • Transportation (available for an additional fee)
  • Extra meals and drinks
  • Professional trip footage

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Meet at The Great White House in Kleinbaai. Please note that the meeting time will be confirmed the day before your trip. All self-drive guests will start at this point as indicated on the map.

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Important information
What to bring
  • Swimwear
Know before you go
• Catering for any dietary requirement is possible
• There are no age restrictions for the boat trip, but children must be over 7 years old to do the dive
• Viewing from the boat is also possible. You don't have to do the dive
• The boats and welcome facilities are wheelchair friendly. The boat can accommodate 2 wheelchairs per trip
• Please note that sightings are not guaranteed
• This activity is weather dependent. You will be contacted the day before the trip to confirm times. If you have not been contacted by 7:00 PM the day before please contact our local partners, details provide after booking
• Does not run on 25 December and January 1
• All ages are welcome on the vessels. Should you have kids under 5 years, please contact the local partner directly to amend your booking accordingly. Infants 1–4 years are free of charge
Customer reviews
Overall rating
4.5 / 5
based on 4 reviews
Review summary
Value for money

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Marine Dynamics Shark Tours

Product ID: 129735