While there are wealth of shark viewing and diving opportunities in South Africa, Gansbaai shark cage diving (and Shark Alley in particular), is the best of the best.
Shark Alley is a channel of water between two islands: Dyer Island and Geyser Rock. As Dyer Island is home to 50 000 Cape Fur seals, it provides ample hunting opportunities for the apex predator.
As such, Gansbaai is the world’s capital for Great White Sharks and boasts the largest population of these majestic animals year-round.
With the Dyer Island Group a few km south of the town Gansbaai being home to 50 000 cape fur seals, it is the World’s capital for Great White sharks. Boasting the largest population of these majestic creatures year-round, shark cage diving and shark viewing trips are a must!
Self Drive Adults: R 1900 per person Children 5 to 9 years of age only: R 1300
Transfer Adults: R 2500 per person Children 5 to 9 years of age only: R 1750
Each Great White shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai lasts approximately 3-4
hours, and during this time you will have the chance to go eyeball to eyeball
with these incredible creatures. All year round, weather dependant.
You can either select the early bird trip with an approximate meeting time in
Gansbaai of between 06h30-07h30 or the later trip with an approximate meeting
time in Gansbaai of between 10h00-11h00.
WHAT TO BRING
Sunblock and hat
Sea sickness tablets
WHAT TO WEAR
Comfortable clothing and shoe and swimwear.
WHAT TO EXPECT
Slowly make your way to the meeting point in Gansbaai. Upon arrival in
Gansbaai, you will be served a delectable breakfast whilst you listen to the allimportant
safety briefing. After eating, you will be taken on a short walk to the
Kleinbaai Harbour, just 3 minutes away, to board the boat.
Once the boat has anchored, the crew will immediately begin to chum the water
with products such as tuna and fish out to attract the Great Whites. When the
first shark has been sighted, kit up, slip into the cage and get ready to be
captivated, and experience the magnificence of these animals up close and
personal. For those who aren’t into cage diving, the sharks can also be viewed
from the boat, and this is often just a good, or even a better viewpoint.
You will also be treated to drinks and snacks on board to keep the hunger pangs
away and allow you to focus your full attention of the Great Whites. You will then
return to harbour and the meeting place and enjoy a light lunch whilst watching
the DVD of the day.
Breakfast, Lunch and refreshments:
We offer you a light breakfast on arrival in Gansbaai, snacks and drinks for you
to enjoy at leisure whilst on board the boat. On our return to the meeting point
we treat you to a wholesome lunch.
All diving and safety equipment is supplied
A swimming costume