Water activity

Gansbaai: Shark Cage Dive and Onboard Viewing

4.5 / 5

2 reviews

Activity provider: White Shark Diving Company

Gansbaai: Shark Cage Dive and Onboard Viewing

Activity provider: White Shark Diving Company

From US$ 144.80 per person

Get your adrenaline pumping with a shark cage diving and viewing adventure. Enjoy an unforgettable experience and see a great white shark in the wild.

About this activity

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Valid 1 day
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Wheelchair accessible
Small group
Limited to 15 participants


  • Take a thrilling boat ride to the world-famous "Shark Alley"
  • Enjoy wonderful on-board viewing from the upper deck
  • Marvel at the raw natural beauty at sea, near the Southern most tip of Africa where two oceans meet and breathtaking creatures make their home
  • Hop into the water and get up close to one of the ocean's most powerful creatures
Full description
Embark on a once in a lifetime adventure and get up close and personal with a great white shark. Hop into the water and observe sharks from inside a metal cage. Meet the cage diving team in Gansbaai, located 2.5 hours away from Cape Town, and enjoy a light breakfast and refreshments upon arrival. Take part in a safety briefing and demonstration. Afterward, board the vessel and take a short boat ride to "Shark Alley." Once there, the boat will anchor and the cage will be lowered into the water.  Put on your wet suit, jump into the cage and see the sharks as they swim by. Enjoy great views of the sharks from both on board and in the water. Sharks are surface feeders and shark activity takes place on or near the surface, meaning you don’t have to actually dive to see a shark. Hang out at the water’s surface and stick your head under when a shark comes by. You can also enjoy excellent views of the sharks from on deck. Enjoy seeing a shark up close and in the wild, without having to have extensive swimming experience. The free-floating cage is attached to the side of the boat, allowing divers to their keep head and shoulders above water. You’ll be able to fully submerge yourself underwater by holding onto the handrail when the sharks pass the cage. No scuba gear or diving certification is required as the use of oxygen supply is not necessary for the experience. A snorkel will allow you to see the sharks just fine. Afterward, enjoy post-dive snacks and refreshments. Once the local partner has sent you the detailed confirmation of your booking via email, your time slot preference (early morning from 6:00 AM, mid-morning from 10:00 AM or midday from 12:00 PM) can be requested.
  • Pre-trip snacks and beverages
  • Safety briefing
  • Boat ride and experienced crew
  • Cage dive (if option selected)
  • All necessary equipment (wetsuits, masks, if option selected)
  • Post-trip meal and beverages
  • Screening of the trip video footage
  • Transportation to and from the meeting point, available for an additional cost
  • Towels (the local partner is deeply committed to water conservation efforts and reduce unnecessary laundry. Emergency towels are available)
  • Underwater cameras are available (limited) for hire for ZAR 350 and the SD card containing your personal footage can be taken home
  • A copy of your trip video can be purchased on USB drive for ZAR 350
Not suitable for
  • Children under 5 years
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All required protective equipment is provided
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Meeting point

The meeting point is a large white building located directly opposite the Kleinbaai slipway where the boats launch. The entrance to the office is on ground level, on the right hand side and clearly marked with the local partner's name on a sign. Entrance to the office is on ground level, right hand side and clearly marked from street view as White Shark Diving Co.

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Important information

What to bring

  • Sunglasses
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen

Not allowed

  • High-heeled shoes
  • Drones

Know before you go

  • Sightings of wildlife cannot be guaranteed. In the unfortunate event that there are no shark sightings during your trip, you will be given a voucher for a complimentary trip.
  • Please note, this tour operates seven days a week, dependant on the weather. It is recommended to take part in the tour at the start of your visit to Cape Town to allow for alternative weather days before your departure.
  • Please note, trips are subject to daily weather and sea conditions.
  • Trip times are confirmed a day in advance, once the final weather and sea forecast has been reviewed, and you will receive an e-mail notification of your time on the day prior to the activity.
  • The duration of the activity, from the time of your arrival at our premises to the time of departure, is approximately four hours in total, of which approximately two hours is spent at sea.
  • The travel time from Cape Town to Gansbaai is 2.5 hours.
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 2 reviews

Review summary

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Very impressive

It was very cold and for the youngsters who did not speak English well, the process was not entirely clear.

July 22, 2019

August 24, 2019

Product ID: 224130