Cage diving with shark in Gansbaai

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Activity Snapshot

Fitness level: Everybody welcome
Duration: 1 half day
Spoken languages: Afrikaans, English
Minimum age: From 10 years-old and up
Cancellation policy: flexible More info
Opening seasons:

Activity description

While safe and secure in the partially submerged cage, view these magnificent creatures as they pass by, feeding their curious nature. As sharks are surface feeders, anyone wishing to remain on board will have a great view of them from the viewing deck too!

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai (2.5 hrs from Cape Town), is done in a narrow channel called Shark Alley, which is the open stretch of water between Dyer Island and nearby Geyser rock.


Each participant gets to spend 20 minutes in the structurally engineered cage, which remains partially above the water and secured to the side of the boat. From there you are able to witness these graceful creatures as they interact with their natural surroundings in their natural environment. You will get to see these amazing sharks from the safety and security of the cage.


No diving experience is necessary to cage dive, a rudimentary understanding of swimming is required if you are to get into the cage. There is no scuba offered, but you may request a snorkel or you dive using a breath-hold.


The shark’s safety is of the utmost importance, and this time spent with the guests is used to educate and instill a love and respect of sharks of all kinds. A portion of your booking fee goes towards the institution for shark protection and study. It is African Shark Eco-Charters' fight to have sharks and their environment protected.

Please note that this activity is available from October to end of January! For the rest of the year, the shark diving is performed in Simon's Town!

Offer Description

- Shark cage diving for 20 minutes per person 
- 18 to 22 people 
- 4 or 6 people in the cage 
- 20 minutes boat transfer to the diving point
- Possibility to re-dive if you like once every passenger had his turn
- Breakfast/lunch provided

Course of events

Times will vary according to availability and tides, so you may be booked on a later trip if the earlier one is fully booked. All times given below are approximates.

04.00 – 05.30am: Pick up in Cape Town (Optional)

07.30 – 08.15am: Breakfast and briefing (overview of the day)

08.30 – 09.00: Launch

09.30am: Anchor at dive spot and start diving

11.30. Return back to Gansbaai harbour and transfer back to facilities.

12.30  Transfer Back in Cape Town (Optional)

Activity requirements

Minimum age: 10

All participants must have a rudimentary understanding of swimming. 

Special terms

Trips are subject to weather and sea conditions and start times will vary
Exact times are confirmed 24 hours in advance and an e-mail notification of the
meeting time at our premises will be sent to you on the day prior to your dive
Please ensure that you have the full day available for this excursion as we cannot
guarantee start or finish times in advance.

Please Note: Although Gansbaai has a high success rate, shark sightings and activity is never
a guarantee, even during peak season, there may be days when sightings and shark activity
is lower than previous days, this is nature, and as we do not interfere with nature we cannot make guarantees. In the unlikely event that there is no shark activity, you will be offered a voucher to return for another trip, free of charge.

Pick-up and drop off is available at an additional R650.00, from designated pick-up points in
and around Cape Town, for the beautiful 2.5-hour drive to Gansbaai

  • Breakfast and refreshment drinks
  • Photos and video
  • Transfer from/to Cape town 650ZAR
Do not forget to bring
  • Swimsuit
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes
  • Sensible closed shoes
  • Underwater camera or GoPro
100% secure payments
by credit card or Paypal
Meeting point
Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai (Exact point to confirm with the Pro) Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 4 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
4 days
Cancellation between 48 and 96 hours prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
48 hrs
Cancellation 48 hours or later prior to the agreed activity date
No refund will be possible
Weather Guarantee
Regardless of the date, if the activity is cancelled due to bad weather conditions, you will be offered a refund or the chance to reschedule


Average rating
4.5 / 5
  • (2)
Very good
  • 5 / 5

An experience of a lifetime! The trip lasted around 4 hours, and the staff was absolutely incredible. They worked tirelessly to ensure we could find and swim with sharks. We had the opportunity to see about four to five sharks and numerous seals. I highly recommend this tour to everyone!

  • 4 / 5

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