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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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Shark Diving South Africa

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Shark Diving South Africa

So you want to go Shark Diving in South Africa? Well then the best place to do it is in Gansbaai, a small coastal town a mere two hour scenic drive from Cape Town in South Africa. Better known as the Great White Capital of the world, Gansbaai is blessed with Great White Sharks all year round, making it the number one Shark Cage Diving destination in the world.

What you need to know

  • NO DIVING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED
    You don’t need any diving experience in order to go down in the cage.
  • ALL EQUIPMENT SUPPLIED
    All the equipment is supplied and matched to your specific size for ultimate comfort. This includes: dry clean wetsuits (a rarity in the industry), towels, booties and diving goggles.
  • FOOD & DRINK PROVIDED
    Breakfast is provided at the Great White House on arrival and a light lunch at the end of the trip. Soft drinks and water plus sandwithces are served on board of the boat during the trip.
  • 99,9% VIEW GUARANTEED
    We cannot guarantee that you will see sharks as this is after all nature, but we can say that you have a 99.9% of seeing at least one Great White Shark.
  • TRANSFER & ACCOMMODATION ON REQUEST
    If you need a transfer from and to Cape Town (R300 per person) and or accommodation in Gansbaai we can arrange it for you upon request.

Shark Diving in South Africa is truly an once-in-a-lifetime experience that will leave you with goose bump thrills and a much deeper appreciation for one of the most misunderstood predators in the world.

Best VALUE FOR MONEY GUARENTEED

Per Adult R1,500.00 Enquire Now
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Per Kid (Under 12) R900.00
When choosing which Shark Cage Diving operator to use, keep in mind that Great White Sharks are endangered and that YOUR CHOICE DOES MAKES A DIFFERENCE! READ MORE below

About the trip:

5:30  - Pick up from Cape Town/Alternative Accommodation (If transfer is requested)
8:00  - Meet at our headquarters, the Great White House, in Kleinbaai – Breakfast & Safety Briefing
9:00  - Launch from Kleinbaai harbour – approx 15 min boat ride to dive site
9:15  - Estimated 3-4 hours at sea for the shark dive tour (drinks & snacks on the boat)
13:00 - Return to harbour and back up to the Great White House
13:15 - Light lunch whilst watching video of the day (Option to purchase DVD @ R150 per copy)
14:00 – Finish up at the Great White House & Return to Cape Town
16:30 – Arrive back in Cape Town

Directions from Cape Town

Your Safety is Our Priority

Shark Cage Diving in South Africa, with Marine Dynamics, is 100% safe. Our expert team has the best gear, a highly qualified team and unrivalled experience in providing this adrenalin packed experience in South Africa under extreme safe and secure conditions.