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1 Day Shark Diving Tour
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Introduction

Meet the Great White Shark Face to Face

Gansbaai, South Africa is home to the largest population of Great White Sharks in the world. This is where your shark cage dive adventure will begin.

Be awed by the natural splendour of the Overberg landscape whilst witnessing these majestic creatures in their natural habitat. Enjoy onboard refreshments, as well as delicious pre and post trip meals.

Our Shark Dive Tours are an invigorating mixture of adrenaline from shark interaction, education about their behaviour and species and relaxation from time spent in the open seas. On a good day, you may also see dolphins, whales, seals or penguins. No two trips are ever the same!

We keep our shark cage dive tours small and intimate, maximizing individual diving time and safety for all of our guests. We are a legitimate, governmentally recognised operating company, not agents. We run our own dives and boats, not cutting any corner when it comes to the experience of our guests.

We have a 98% shark sighting success rate through the year, however, please bear in mind that sightings of wild animals can never be guaranteed. In the unfortunate event that you do not have shark sightings during your trip, we do not offer refunds but we will provide you with a voucher (valid for two years) allowing you to join us for another trip free of charge on a date of your choice (dependent on availability).

*Exact times vary due to seasons, tides, sea and weather conditions, number of daily trips, shark activities, etc. The final/24 hour weather and sea report will be reviewed on the day prior to the dive and the trip time schedule and subsequent transport pick-up times will be advised via e-mail on the day before the dive.

Included:

  • Pre-trip breakfast/lunch and beverages on arrival.
  • Safety briefing followed by the 15-20 minute boat ride to the dive site where we will anchor for shark cage diving and close sightings of the magnificent Great Whites.
  • All diving equipment including wetsuits, hoodies, booties and towels (although you’re welcome to bring your own).
  • Underwater digital camera rental, including memory card containing your footage (which you can take home)
  • The service of our experienced crew, including our onboard videographer.
  • Self-service refreshments and snacks such as crisps or nuts onboard.
  • Viewing of the video footage taken of your trip with the option to purchase a copy.
  • Warm post-dive lunch served at our premises. Alternative meal options can be arranged for clients with specific dietary requirements.

* Please advise on any special dietary requirements

Excluded:

  • Transport to Gansbaai
  • DVD

TRANSPORT

We offer return transport from your accommodation in the Cape Town metropole area or close surrounds at an additional fee.

Itinerary

This Will Be Your Itinerary

*Exact times vary due to seasons, tides, sea and weather conditions, number of daily trips, shark activities, etc. The final/24 hour weather and sea report will be reviewed on the day prior to the dive and the trip time schedule and subsequent transport pick-up times will be advised via e-mail on the day before the dive.

  • Optional transport (additional rate) in WiFi-ready shuttle.
  • Arrive at WSDC headquarters in Gansbaai.
  • Enjoy a pre-trip breakfast/lunch and beverages on arrival.
  • Attend a briefing on safety guidelines and what to expect during the dive.
  • Board the White Shark vessel and then launch. After a short boat ride our experienced crew will set anchor.
  • Wetsuits and gear are allocated to passengers.
  • Groups of divers take consecutive turns to participate in cage diving activity.
  • Back at headquarters, enjoy refreshments and a post-trip meal while watching the video footage of your trip (Option to purchase).
Location

This is where your adventure will take place

The Gansbaai area presents a variety of scenic vistas with an extensive collection of flora and fauna. South Africa is famous for its Big Five but Gansbaai is home to the ‘Big Six and Seven’ – the Great White Shark and Southern Right Whale.

Additional Info

This Is Why You Will Love Our Tour:

*Exact times vary due to seasons, tides, sea and weather conditions, number of daily trips, shark activities, etc. The final/24 hour weather and sea report will be reviewed on the day prior to the dive and the trip time schedule and subsequent transport pick-up times will be advised via e-mail on the day before the dive.

  • Our boat was custom designed and built for stability, safety and space and can comfortably accommodate 22 passengers and our 5 crew members.
  • WSCD operates under a permit issued by the Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts.
  • You do not need any diving certification to shark cage dive.
  • We limit the number of passengers per trip to ensure that divers receives maximum cage time.
  • We have a 98% shark sighting success rate through the year, however, please bear in mind that sightings of wild animals can never be guaranteed. In the unfortunate event that you do not have shark sightings during your trip, we do not offer refunds but we will provide you with a voucher (valid for two years) allowing you to join us for another trip free of charge on a date of your choice (dependent on availability).
  • Our equipment is regularly checked by South African Marine Safety Authority (SAMSA).
  • Our free-floating cage is attached to the side of the boat.
  • Our wetsuits are available in a variety of sizes, from children’s sizes to XXXXL.
  • Pre- and post- meals and beverages are provided, as well as onboard refreshments.
  • White Shark Diving bottled water and crisps are available on the boat.
  • 2014/2015/2016 winner of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence Award.
  • Only company that has an audited Green Line Certification from The Heritage Group – www.heritagesa.co.za.
  • Founding Member of Great White Shark Protection Foundation – gwspf.co.za.
  • Member of the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA) – www.samsa.org.za.
  • Member of Cape Town Tourism.
Rates

Transportation

Return road transport is available at a rate of R400 per person if your address is in Cape Town or close surrounding areas or at R250 per person if your address is in Hermanus. Return road transport is available from other areas, on request.

What is Included

  • Pre-trip breakfast/lunch and beverages on arrival.
  • Safety briefing followed by the 15-20 minute boat ride to the dive site where we will anchor for shark cage diving and close sightings of the magnificent Great Whites.
  • All diving equipment including wetsuits, hoodies, booties and towels (although you’re welcome to bring your own).
  • Underwater digital camera rental, including memory card containing your footage (which you can take home).
  • The service of our experienced crew, including our onboard videographer.
  • Self-service refreshments and snacks such as crisps or nuts onboard.
  • Viewing of the video footage taken of your trip with the option to purchase a copy.
  • Warm post-dive lunch served at our premises. Alternative meal options can be arranged for clients with specific dietary requirements.

 

NEED A DIFFERENT SOLUTION, SUCH AS A PRIVATE CHARTER OR GROUP BOOKING?

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Why Choose Us?

- Exclusive private charters are also available

– Experienced crew

– Customised boat

– 100% safety record

- As seen on TV – NatGeo, CNBC, Japan Africa,

Gift Vouchers Available

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Why Choose Us?

100% Safety Record

Strict precautions mean no shark dive has ever resulted in accident or injury.

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TripAdvisor Winner

An unwavering commitment to excellence. Winner of the 2014/2015/2016 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award.

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High Sightings Success Rate

We have a high sightings success rate, on average 98% through the year.

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Personalised Exclusive Service

Luxury transportation, delicious meals, a certificate and DVD capturing your shark cage dive.

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Customised Boat

White Shark has been specially designed and built for optimal safety and comfort. Our boat can comfortably accommodate 22 guests and our 5 crew members.

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We Are Shark Experts

Our accredited dive masters and skippers have years of experience with Great Whites.

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Our Guarantee


We have a 98% sightings success rate. In the unlikely event that no sharks are seen, a voucher is given for another trip

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Ready For The Experience of Your Lifetime?

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