Shark Cage Diving starting from Kleinbaai near Gansbaai

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Activity description

Gansbaai, a 2 1/2 hours drive from Cape Town had become known as one of only two unique areas in the world, where the chances to view the Great White shark were exceptionally high. Generally, Great White shark sightings in Gansbaai have been well below normal in the past few years with sightings of these rare animals being unpredictable and sporadic.
On days and weeks, when great whites are not seen another species of shark, the Copper Shark has become a frequently encountered species in this area.

This area focuses on cage diving and it is unlikely to see the breaching behaviour here. Duration is 3 to 4 hours at sea based on sea conditions and shark activity.

Environment and Education:
There are 8 other operators in this area and it can be confusing as to which is the best company to book, so this is where we can advise you. There is no extra charge for us to book you on this tour and the benefit to you is that you will be going with a reputable operation that offers an environmentally friendly and educational experience.

The Boats and Cages:
The boat’s capacities are anywhere from 20 to 37 guests and the cages accommodate 5- 9 divers. There are no intimate small group operators in this area. Facilities include upper viewing decks & toilets.

Safety and Cage Diving:
Your safety is paramount. Divers will be supervised by a Dive Master and all the required permits and safety equipment are in order and on board. The cage is a securely designed steel cage which floats on the surface, with divers no more than 1 meter below the surface.

All dives are breath-hold which is comfortable and safe – NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!
The best way to see the sharks is to simply hold your breath!

Activity requirements

Children above 10 years old will be allowed into the cage on the basis that parents vouch for their aquatic experience.

Divers and surface viewers pay the same price.


Special terms

Sharks are completely wild animals and as such sightings and behaviour cannot be guaranteed.

Trips are weather dependent and not species-dependent.

The exact time is confirmed the day before the trip and is based on weather and tides.

  • Dive gear including mask
  • Snorkel
  • Weight belt
  • Wet suit (5mm)
  • Certified crew
  • Breakfast
  • Snacks and refreshments on board
  • Towels
  • Jackets
  • Transfers
  • R25.00 (€1.50) Conservation fee (Mandatory) To be paid on the day of the trip.
Do not forget to bring
  • Dress in layers
  • Warm weather jacket
  • Closed shoes
  • Beanie
  • Scarf
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Towel
  • Swimwear
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Motion sickness tablets (if prone)
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Meeting point
Kleinbaai Harbour - Van Dyks Bay, 7220, South Africa The meeting address will be confirmed in a separate email and the exact meeting time confirmed with you late afternoon the day before your trip. Get directions

Cancellation policy

Cancellation 30 days or more prior to the agreed activity date
You will be automatically refunded for the full amount for the activity
30 days
Cancellation between 10 and 30 days prior to the agreed activity date
You are entitled to a 50% refund
10 days
Cancellation 10 days 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