SHARK CAGE

DIVING EXPEDITIONS.

Adventure isn’t something you need to contemplate.

Our Shark Cage Diving trips take place from the Kleinbaai harbour in the fishing town Gansbaai, 160 km from Cape Town and it takes about 2 hours 30 min by road. Although Gansbaai was once known as the White Shark Capital of the World, the most common shark seen on our trip is the Bronze Whaler Shark – also known as the Copper Shark (Carcharhinus brachyurus).

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

The excursion we offer consists of approximately two-and-a-half 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 16h00 the day before and may vary between 04h30 and 11h30.

Meet the team for a light breakfast and your introductory briefing at the Cape Shark Adventures Crew House.

Bottled water is available on our boat, Barracuda. Wetsuits and diving masks are provided and there are hot showers available on return to shore.

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 under 12 are allowed to come on the boat but only those over 12 years old are permitted to dive. Cape Shark Adventures is committed to showing you the sharks in the most environmentally friendly way possible. In the unlikely event that we don’t find sharks we will offer you a free trip on an alternate day.

If you are staying in the Gansbaai area we will collect you from your front door, and when we take you back home, you will have uncovered a mystery and made lifelong memories. Longer transfers are also available at an additional cost.

You will spend two-and-a-half hours at sea, but after that, it will wash through you forever.

SHARK CAGE DIVING.

Adults: R2400pp | Children U12: R1200pp

Our Shark Cage Diving trips take place from the Kleinbaai harbour in Gansbaai, formerly known as the White Shark Capital of the World.
Please note children under 12 are not permitted to dive.

  • No Experience Required

  • No Fitness Requirement

  • Age from 5+

  • Incl. Bottled Water

  • Incl. Diving Suite & Mask

  • Incl. Weather Jackets

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PRIVATE CHARTER.

Price available on request

Book a private charter and allow our experienced team to curate an unforgettable experience for your group. The private charter experience will ensure your group will have exclusive use of the vessel, Barracuda, that can accommodate up to 30 persons.

Your private charter experience is inclusive of:

  • Two Light Meals

  • Bottled Water

  • Wetsuit and Diving Mask

  • Foul Weather Jackets

  • World Class Conservation/Education Experience

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DETAILS & ITINERARY.

Due to variable weather conditions and shark activity, diving may not always be possible and is therefore not guaranteed. Sharks are sighted regularly but sightings are not guaranteed.

The boat tour we offer consists of approximately two-and-a-half 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 16h00 the day before and may vary between 04h30 and 11h30.

Meet the team for a light breakfast and your introductory briefing at the Cape Shark Adventures Crew House.

Bottled water is available on our boat, Barracuda. Wetsuits and diving masks are provided and there are hot showers available on return to shore.

Read our FAQ for more info
  • Duration: Open Ended
  • When: 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.
  • Where: No 1 Swart street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai. (The area is also known as Van Dyks Bay). The time slot selected is a nominal time, please contact Cape Shark Adventures for the exact time as it will change according to tide and sea conditions.
  • Weather: 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.
  • What to Wear: 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 and towel if you are going to dive. Although we do provide divers with booties, light comfortable footwear is recommended for non-divers (sneakers or action footwear).
  • What to Bring: Sun cream/block, sunglasses, bathing costume, towel, and anti seasick pills (if this is an issue).
  • Includes: Light meals before and after the excursion as well as bottled water on board. Diving suits, booties and masks are provided. Life jacket and a waterproof jacket is also available.
  • Excludes: 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 afterwards. Add a return transfer for additional cost.