Lunch: Included Transport: Included Meeting point: Pick up at your accommodation Finishing point: Drop off at your accommodation
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Our Shark Cage Diving trips take place from the Kleinbaai harbour in the fishing town Gansbaai.
Gansbaai is about 160 km from Cape Town and it takes about 2 hours 30 min by road.
Gansbaai was previously known as the White Shark Capital of the World, however, the most common shark seen on our trip is the Bronze Whaler Shark – also known as the Copper Shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus)

Of course one also have good chance to see a White Shark as Gansbaai is indeed one of the best places in the world to see the White Sharks

It is important to note that our times of operation depend on tides, weather and sea conditions, so the timing arrangements can change.

In the unlikely event that we don’t find sharks we will offer you a free trip on an alternate day.

Guests or SpectatorsMembers of the family or group that prefer not to go on the excursion are welcome to use our facilities at our dive base. There are grassy sea sides nearby where children can play, as well as nearby coffee shops and restaurants.

Due to variable weather conditions and shark activity, diving may not always be possible and is therefore not guaranteed.

The boat tour we offer consists of approximately 2-2:30 hours at sea. Time related itineraries and collection times are dependent on tides, weather conditions and the number of scheduled tours for a particular day. Exact collection times are therefore only available after 16:00 hrs. the day before.

We will have the following stops:


Stop 1

Cape Town Collection

You will be picked up from your accommodation in and around Cape Town. Gansbaai is situated approximately 160 km from Cape Town, the journey by road takes approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes.

Stop 2

Food/suit size

Meet the team for a light breakfast and your introductory briefing at the Cape Shark Adventures Crew House. Wet suits, booties and diving masks are provided for the cage dive.

Stop 3

Security training

Receive a pre-trip safety briefing on what to expect during the trip.

Stop 4

To the ship

Head on to our boat, Barracuda. The boat tour we offer consists of approximately 2-2:30 hours at sea (depending on shark activity/conditions).

Stop 5

Shark Cage Diving

You DO NOT need to be a qualified diver to enter the cage as we use a simple breath-hold technique whilst in the cage. Children as young as 12 years old are allowed to get into the cage.

We are committed to showing you sharks in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

Stop 6

Return to land

Upon your return a hot shower and a light meal will be available.

Stop 7

Cape Town

Finally, we return to your accommodation in Cape Town in a 2.5 to 3-hour drive.

• Light meals before and after the excursion as well as bottled water on board.
• Shower upon return.
• Diving suits, booties and masks are provided.

• Life jackets and a waterproof jackets are also available on the boat.

• A video link of the trip is not included in the price but can be purchased additionally at R300.00

• The video link is uploaded 24-48 hours after the trip.
• Towel.
• Sea sick tablets (please bring your own if you are prone to motion sickness)

• Camera
• Sun cream/block
• Sunglasses
• Bathing Costume
• Anti Sea Sick pills (if this is an issue)
• Own Towel

• It can be cold at sea, so some warm outer wear is recommended.
• It is best to layer clothes so that one can change according to the weather.
• Bring your bathing costume if you are going to dive.
• Wear light comfortable foot wear (sneakers or action foot wear)

Maximum weight: 150.0 kg
Minimum Height: 1 m
Maximum Height: 2.1 m

We operate throughout the year except on bad weather days. We work with the tides of the ocean and the weather so operational times will change accordingly. We confirm departure times the day before we go to sea.

Our excursions are completely dependent on sea conditions. It is essential to make contact 24 hours before your trip so that times can be confirmed.

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