Whether we’re on land or out at sea, the White Shark Diving Company is rivalled only by the best in the world. Our seasoned crew has years of maritime and managerial experience to ensure you receive first-class trips and shark cage dive tours whenever you visit.

We are a fully licensed, government-recognised operator, not an agent. You know what you’re getting and who you’re diving with when you book with WSDC. Everything is transparent and trustworthy. This difference is evident in the quality experience, maximum dive time and smaller groups enjoyed by guests. We own and run our own boats and have an unbeatable location in the heart of the Gansbaai Harbour.

As our operating permit is partially dependent on the qualifications of our crew, each member is equipped to handle any challenge this adventurous industry brings our way. You can rely on our accredited great white shark cage diving business and the trained professionals who man our ship.

For an experience unlike any other in the world, dare to dip into the ocean with nature’s apex predator. The adrenaline rush of shark cage diving with powerful Great Whites is an unmissable thrill for anyone visiting the gorgeous South African coastline.


Having our clients feeling safe and comfortable whilst being out of their comfort zone is our crew’s main objective each and every day at sea. Doing this whilst living their dream is a pleasure for our crew.

With Philip Snr (26 years with WSCD) and Philip Jnr comprising our Skipper (and our Captain) and Dive Master team respectively, we are indeed amongst highly experienced crew on board the White Shark! No father and son team have clocked more Great White Shark trips anywhere else on the planet!

  • Nikolas Walsh
    Nikolas Walsh Managing Director
    Environmental curiosity has led this eco-loving executive on trips the world over. With degrees in marketing, the tourism industry was an ideal career choice for Nikolas. Thankfully, his exceptional skills docked at our shores.
  • Philip Colyn
    Sail easy with Kleinbaai’s most experienced seafarer. Over 25 years at sea has led Phillip to the thrilling shark cage diving world. WSDC is honoured to have him on board our vessels.

Why Choose Us

With over 100 years of combined experience and a 100% safety record, the White Shark Diving Company are proud to say we have one of the most experienced crews operating in South Africa.


White Shark Diving Company is an internationally recognized shark cage diving operation which is endorsed by the SA Government of Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEAT). Rest assured: our insurance will cover you from point of pick-up throughout your day touring with us.


Experienced Staff

With over 20 years of experience as operator, White Shark Diving Company:

  • Have a 100% safety record
  • Have over 100 years of combined experience in our crew & staff
  • Also specialise in personalised and exclusive trips which include smaller groups, film shoots and exclusive charters
  • Philip Colyn JNR
    With 11 years of professional experience under his belt, Philip has joined forces with his father at WSCD. Philip Snr has spent 16 years as a vital part of the WSCD team. No father and son team have clocked more Great White Shark trips anywhere else on the planet.
  • Anthony Tromp
    Anthony Tromp Tour Guide / Driver
    With over 20 years’ experience, Trompie is a huge asset to our team. He often provides the first warm greeting to our visitor and transport between Cape Town and Kleinbaai. Packaged tour guests will delight in his rich knowledge of our country and its wildlife.
  • Lalo Saidy
    Lalo Saidy Videographer / Research Administrator
    This talented videographer is truly living his dream and has filmed for the likes of André Haartmen’s “the Original Shark Man”. He also briefs clients before trips, provides Spanish and French translations and assists in dorsal fin identification.
  • Christabel Vosloo
    Christabel Vosloo Marketing and Trip Co-ordination Manager
    This proficient manager ensures the smooth running of daily activities. Christabel’s planning, scheduling and understanding of the industry enable us to offer clients world-class excursions.
  • Elizabeth van Niekerk
    Elizabeth van Niekerk Sales & Trip Co-ordinator / Travel Consultant
    Elizabeth’s passion for wildlife and nature conservation coupled with her experience as a film and events coordinator, ensures that your shark cage diving adventure will be planned with the greatest of care from start to finish.
  • Nicolette Bester
    Nicolette Bester Operations Asst.
    Our versatile Nicci is fluent in English, Afrikaans and Dutch. From first contact with WSDC, she ensures that client needs are met and surpassed. Nicci has years of professional experience in travel consulting.
  • Karin van der Westhuizen
    Karin van der Westhuizen Crew House Hostess
    Karin is our hostess at headquarters. She ensures that our guests experience a safe and fulfilling shark dive adventure. She happily caters to guest needs throughout their stay.
  • Shaheen Moola-Feika
    Shaheen Moola-Feika Maritime Legal Representative
    Shaheen ensures that all legal matters are taken care of. She also manages communications with the governmental department that oversees our industry.
  • Wilma Wellmann
    Wilma Wellmann Financial Manager
    Wilma keeps a watchful eye on WSDC’s compliancy and environmental interests. She also maintains our accounts and financial records. Your money is safe in the hands of this skilled financial guru.
  • “George” Mongezi Tikise
    “George” Mongezi Tikise Deckhand
    George ensures that the White Shark and her diving equipment are cleaned and ready for use. He’s extremely proficient at luring sharks near the boat with his delicate “chumming”.
  • Frans Havinga
    Frans Havinga Group Accountant
    With unbeatable attention to detail, our skilled accountant prepares all our financial documentation. We also benefit from her expert advice on all financial matters.
  • Mary Nomfundo
    Mary Nomfundo Crew House Cleaner
    Our freshly laundered towels and the mint condition of our crew house are accredited to this lovely lady. She’s also responsible for stocking the daily provisions for our trips.