Water activity

Cape Town to Gans Bay: Shark Cage Dive and Viewing

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44 reviews

Cape Town to Gans Bay: Shark Cage Dive and Viewing

Activity provider: White Shark Ventures
Likely to sell out
Likely to sell out

From US$ 137.89 per person

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

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
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Duration 5 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Pickup optional
Be collected from your hotel lobby or Airbnb by air-conditioned bus. Look out for the bus with a logo on the door.

Experience

Highlights
  • 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 harbor slipway. Enjoy unspoiled 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.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Wetsuits
  • Masks
  • Drinks on board
  • Showers at the crew house
  • Tour guide
  • Footage of the diving (available to purchase)
  • Seasickness tablets
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Date

Meeting point

Meet in front of the "Megalodon II" (blue and white boat).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Motion sickness prevention

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Plastic bags

Know before you go

  •  No scuba or diving experience required
  •  Complimentary shark dive offered if no sharks are seen
  •  This tour is accredited with blue flag standards of responsible eco-friendly tourism
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 44 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Great experience! In the beginning there were bronze sharks on the boat, but they were gone very quickly. After a waiting time of about 1 hour, 2 great white sharks appeared - one of them about 4.5-5m long. Unforgettable moments, whether in the shark cage or from the boat. We were extremely lucky with that! The company mainly does marine/shark research and does the tourist trips for funding only.

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March 19, 2020

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

Product ID: 245957