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Shark Cage Diving

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Go cage diving and get an eye-to-eye encounter with a great white shark that's guaranteed to get your adrenalin pumping

Come face to face with a great white shark in Shark Alley near the fishing village of Gansbaai, about two hours out of Cape Town. A face-to-face encounter with these awesome animals is guaranteed to be an experience you'll remember and talk about forever.

You'll board the boat in Gansbaai and head out to Dyer Island where the boat will anchor in the channel. You'll make use of a securely designed six-man steel cage that floats on the surface, with divers no more than a metre below the surface.

Experienced divers can dive on scuba while inexperienced divers can enjoy the same experience with a snorkel. Snorkeling is equally comfortable and safe. Using 5mm diving wetsuits, hoodies, booties and masks, you'll enter the cage and get up close and personal with these sharks, which can be as big as 2.5 to 6 metres. 

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  • Transport from Cape Town in Mercedes Sprinter (Premier package only)
  • Hot tea/coffee and light breakfast on arrival at Gansbaai office
  • A hot light lunch is served on our return (beef lasagne, rolls and Greek salad)
  • Complimentary beer and wine to accompany your lunch
  • A fast, yet safe 20-minute boat ride to Dyer Island
  • Snacks, drinks and sweets on-board the boat 
  • Educational information and safety briefing
  • Diving equipment and wet-suits available at no additional cost
  • Scuba diving in the cage for experienced divers (conditions allowing)
  • Assisted snorkeling in cage for inexperienced divers
  • Spectacular surface viewing for non-divers (shark activity allowing)
  • View Cape fur seals from the boat (conditions allowing)
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  • Camera or underwater camera
  • Change of clothes, towel and a warm jacket


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