• Dive Gansbaai

Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive Gansbaai, South Africa and come face to face with sharks twice the size of grown men. Gansbaai, located about 160km southeast of Cape Town, South Africa, offers one of the world’s finest locations for viewing the Great White Shark and other marine animals. You don’t have to be a certified diver to have an incredible adventure. It’s not unusual to see 4 meter Great Whites as they feed on the area’s large seal population.

You’ll spend most of the day in the passageway between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, known throughout the world as Shark Alley. It was around here that a 6.2 meter shark was accidentally caught in a trawling net.


Sample 1 DAY (12 hours) Itinerary

06h00: Door-to-door pickup at hotel/ accommodation in Cape Town Metropolitan area. Guided transfer through to Gansbaai – “Great White Shark Capital of the World”

08h00: Breakfast is served overlooking the harbour – full safety briefing given by guide

09h00: Launch from Kleinbaai Harbour, 30 minutes later anchoring at “Shark Alley”. Shark interaction commences

12h00: Snacks and light lunch served on-board

14h30: Approximate time of return to harbor

5h00: Afternoon drinks and transfer tour of the magnificent Walker Bay – “Land based Whale Watching Capital of the World”

18h00: Arrive back in Cape Town

Wildlife spotted: Great Whites, Cape Gannets, Cape Cormorants, African Penguins, Whales, Dolphins

Cost: $375, fully inclusive of all activities, guide service, transfers, meals, equipment

Experience Level Required: No prior scuba experience is necessary. Snorkel experience preferable.

Dive Profile: Cage tethered to the side of the boat at surface depth. Maximum depth: 2.5m. 5 – 15 minutes in the cage per dive. 3 – 4 dive opportunities (depending on the action)

Great White Shark Season: The Peak season is April – October. There is good shark activity through the end of January. Water visibility degrades in the Summer months, averaging 2 -5m/ 6 – 15ft. February is the low month.

Accommodations: Arranged upon request.

Weather Conditions: Variable in the “Cape of Storms” – sunshine, wind, rain, sea swell all possible during the day

Safety:

  • No serious accidents recorded in 10 years of cage diving.
  • 2 skilled Dive Masters with Level 3 Medic certification (including O2 Management) supervise each dive, along with our highly experienced boat skippers
  • Dive boats and boat operations are monitored by SAMSA – South African Marine Safety Association
  • Ship to shore communications via radio and cellular
  • As this is a door-to-door service provided by a certified and registered guide, personal safety is assured.

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Gansbaai Shark by Chris Fallows

Gansbaai Great White (photo by C. Fallows)

Diving Cage, Gansbaai Shore by Chris Fallows

Diving Cage Gansbaai (photo by C Fallows)

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