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Shark Cage Diving Viewing Only provided by White Shark Diving Company

Shark Cage Diving Viewing Only

Shark Cage Diving Viewing Only
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
4h 30m
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Group size:
22
Service animals allowed
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 4h 30m
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
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Call the number below and use the product code: 244207P2
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Round-trip transport from Cape Town is available at R650.
Duration
4h 30m
Departure details
  • 9 Kus Dr, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Coffee and/or Tea
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
Exclusions
  • Round-trip transport from Cape Town is available at R650.
Departure details
  • 9 Kus Dr, Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, 7220, South Africa
Duration
4h 30m
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • Service animals allowed
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 22 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Detailed Reviews: Reviews order informed by descriptiveness of user-identified themes such as cleanliness, atmosphere, general tips and location information.
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5.0
38 reviews
Excellent
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Snez and Jack
2 contributions
Couples
We had a phenomenal time with the two Pauls yesterday. We managed to see approximately 30 copper sharks up close and personal - an unforgettable experience. Our guide Paul put us all at ease and was great fun. Recommend taking a sea sickness tablet if you suffer from motion sickness as the boat can be quite rocky. Tasty muffins and coffee/tea on arrival and a yummy lasagne from a local restaurant afterwards. Paul Hammann of Client Services was particularly a hoot and a riot! Highly recommend booking with these guys - they’re the best :-) Snez and Jack
Written 18 January 2022
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Dear Snez and Jack It was such a pleasure having you both on board and we're so glad that you were placed with White Shark Diving Company for your wonderful adventure. We go the extra mile in giving all our guests the most safe, awesome and unforgettable experience and that is evident from the very 1st contact with our team. A good sense of humor certainly helps with calming those nerves and you're most welcome. We also have to thank you both for being so relaxed and easy going. Thank you once again for your review and recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priority. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 20 January 2022
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Daniela
1 contribution
Couples
We were a bit skeptical of doing this excursion at first just because of all the mixed reviews we read online about the chances of actually seeing a great white, but we're so happy we decided to book anyway, and even happier that we did it with White Shark Diving Company!
The entire experience from start to finish was amazing. The staff are super friendly, knowledgeable, and transparent about your chances of seeing a great white. Safety is a huge priority, and it's so evident that they truly care about making your experience enjoyable and, above all, about the animals. The breakfast, lunch, and snacks were much appreciated bonuses :) They also put together a short video of the trip...super cool!
In the end, we were lucky enough to see 2 great whites (one hung out with us for a while, the other just made an appearance). The staff were very efficient in getting everyone in and out of the cage to make sure we all got (several) opportunities to view.
The whole thing was well worth it, and I would definitely recommend White Shark Diving Company. Thank you for making it memorable, and for allowing us to tick this experience off our bucketlist!
Daniela & Luigi
Written 20 March 2020
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It was such a pleasure having you on board and we are honoured that you chose White Shark Diving Company in order to make your dream come true of meeting these absolutely magnificent sharks as well as our dedicated and friendly team. We go the extra mile in giving all our guests the most safe, awesome and unforgettable experience and that is evident from the very 1st contact with White Shark Diving Company. The efforts of our passionate and friendly and crew and staff evidently did not go unnoticed and we will most certainly forward your kind words to the team. Although Great White numbers are not what it used to be many years ago, one always needs to go to sea with a hopeful attitude when dealing wild animals in the vast ocean and we're glad that the tireless efforts of our crew in attracting the sharks to the boat, paid off. It's our mission to change the perception that sharks are absolutely magnificent and misunderstood animals in greater need of further research and protection. We are actively involved in the research of these absolutely awesome animals and we're glad that your experience can testify to the fact that they are most definitely not the man eating machines as portrayed by the general media. Thank you once again for your review and recommendation. We look forward to perhaps meeting you again during your next visit to South Africa. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priority. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 21 March 2020
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Avon Radley
Randburg, South Africa1 contribution
The best part was the experience in the cage being so close to the sharks. The service offered from both Paul's - guide and Tour organizer was the best I have received in a long time.
This was a awesome company to deal with from booking right until the end. I would strongly recommend them to anyone interested in shark cage diving.
Written 31 January 2022
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Dear Avon It was such a pleasure having you on board and we are honored that you chose White Shark Diving Company for your adventure at sea with our team and these awesome Bronze Whaler sharks. You're quite right in saying that nothing beats meeting these amazing creatures in the safety of a cage and up close and personal, in their natural habitat. We go the extra mile in giving all our guests the most safe and unforgettable experience and that is evident from the very 1st contact with White Shark Diving Company. The efforts of our passionate and friendly crew and staff evidently did not go unnoticed and we will most certainly forward your kind words to the team. Thank you once again for your review and recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priority. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 4 February 2022
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Freebird1925
2 contributions
What can I say !!! Absolutely brilliant !! From the moment myself and my friends arrived we were made to feel welcome. We had a relaxing breakfast and met the team and the other people we were going to be on the tour with. Everything was so we'll organized and the staff we very informative. As the tour commenced the team talked through what was going to happen and we learned all about the Great white sharks, there was opportunity to ask questions and learn more about the protection and conservation of these fish. Equipment was clean and wetsuits available for every size. It didn't take long to see the sharks in all there glory so magnificent!!! I was taken back to be honest. The team seemed to enjoy ever minute of our experience and we're delighted we had the opportunity to see the sharks, I felt so safe.
I would definitely recommend this trip especially this particular company nothing was too much trouble. When we went back to shore they were so eager to find out all about our trip and genuinely was delighted we were happy with the outcome.
Written 22 March 2021
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It was an absolute pleasure having you on board and thank you so much for your kind review. We are all extremely passionate about what we do and it certainly shows. 😉 Great White sharks travel in and out of our bay and we are happy that you had so many around the boat during your trip. We're very professional in our interaction with our guests in order to ensure an informed, safe and memorable adventure for our valued guests and we're glad that you had the opportunity to experience this firsthand. Thank you once more for your review and recommendation and we look forward to meeting you again. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priorities. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 25 March 2021
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Emilia
7 contributions
Couples
What an amazing day! Amazing to see over 25 bronzer whales right up close, crew did a brilliant job and obviously take such care (conservation and animal welfare is clearly very high on their priorities). While the adrenaline was very high, never did we once feel unsafe which was brilliant. The two Pauls were great, really friendly feel - and a delicious meal waiting for us on return! Would 100% recommend White Shark Diving company to anyone.
Written 17 November 2021
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Dear Amilia It was an absolute pleasure having you on board and thank you so much for your kind review of your great time with our team and these amazing sharks. Everyone in our WSDC team are extremely passionate and are actively involved in the conservation and protection of sharks and we always go the extra mile in ensuring a safe, educational and memorable time for all. We're pleased that you had the opportunity to experience this first hand. Thank you once again for your review and recommendation and we look forward to welcoming you on board when you are back in South Africa. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priorities. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 18 November 2021
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Madelein R
Bloemfontein, South Africa4 contributions
Family
Come prepared for the best cage diving you are ever likely to experience. My entire family loves the crew to bits. They tended to our every need and they were incredibly knowledgeable about these lovely sea creatures. They seem to have an almost mystical ability to attract sharks, so we saw sharks up close and personal since we got into the cage until we got out. I was only one of the many special needs clients they have had over the years and I was treated with so much kindness an professionalism that I was able to enjoy every bit of the experience with my family. They promised to bend over backwards for me and they truly did. Highly recommended.
Written 22 November 2020
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Dear Madelaine It was an absolute pleasure having you all on board. Thank you so much for your absolutely awesome and kind review and for choosing White Shark Diving Company in order to make your dream of meeting these magnificent sharks, come true. Because of the fact that we take less passengers than most other boats, it makes for a much more personalised experience and our staff and crew have more time available in order to share their knowledge of these amazing wildlife with our valued guests. With your special needs in mind, we're glad that our booking staff managed to pull out all the stops and assist you with your prior requests and that our staff and crew were always on hand in order to make you comfortable and safe at all times during your time with us. We believe that no request is too big or too small and with obvious safety issues always in mind, will do anything humanly possible in order to make someone's dream of meeting these magnificent sharks, a reality. Although our crew try their utmost in order to attract the sharks to the boat, we are dealing with wild animals and Mother Nature which are unpredictable, but we are so glad that their efforts paid off during your trip with us and that you had the opportunity to meet the sharks up close and personal in their natural environment. As you've experienced, everyone in our team absolutely love interacting with our guests and the wildlife we encounter and are extremely professional and passionate about the conservation and protection of sharks. Many thanks once again for your review and recommendation as it certainly helps in lifting our spirits during these trying Covid-19 times. We wish you well with the many challenges you face every day and which you face with great determination and a smile. We sincerely look forward to meeting you again as you've all managed to find a special place in our hearts. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priorities. Warm regards Your WSDC team
Written 23 November 2020
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Foodie-in-the-West
Krugersdorp, South Africa43 contributions
I am NO "water baby" and was really scared but decided to spoil my husband, confront my fears of the deep and sharks (which I really admire but am so scared of) and book a trip to go shark cage diving. From the moment I enquired till eventually booking and then going on the trip itself, I was encouraged, given advice and reassured. Lynn handled everything and assured me that I will be taken care of and that I will never forget this experience and she was 100% right! Everything ran smoothly, I felt that everyone knew what they were doing and it was simply awesome! To see these, often misunderstood, animal sin their natural surroundings was simply fantastic. I encourage anyone to do this, it really is a memory that will stay with you forever!
Written 27 September 2021
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It was such a pleasure having you on board and we are honored that you chose White Shark Diving Company in order to turn you into a "water baby" and change your perception of these amazing sharks.😉 We go the extra mile in giving all our guests a safe, awesome and unforgettable experience and that is evident from the very 1st contact with our super helpful team. It's our mission to change the perception that sharks are not the man eating machines as portrayed by the media, but rather magnificent and misunderstood animals in greater need of further research and protection. Thank you once again for your review and recommendation and we look forward to seeing you again. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priority. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 23 October 2021
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Katie C
5 contributions
Incredible! Staff was amazing, and made us feel so safe and comfortable. We were nervous at first, but the cage is very secure, and we never felt threatened once we were underwater... only in awe of their beauty! They get so close, and we made eye contact! Eeeek! No great whites for us-- just bronze whaler sharks, but they were so majestic. We used a regulator to breathe underwater while we gazed submerged.

So grateful for this experience. The videographer/guide from Alabama was awesome!

Loved our time with White Shark Diving Company!
Written 22 June 2022
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Waldo vd M
Johannesburg, South Africa2 contributions
Couples
This was super amazing. From the bookings support from Tracy, up until the check-in morning with Paul (1) all the way to diving and back was so wonderful. We spotted 12 Bronze whaler sharks, 2 sting rays and had an amazing crew supporting all on deck. They all were so professional, polite and we all felt so safe during during the whole adventure.

Afterwards Paul (2) presented a video of the trip, that one can buy. Which was worth buying. Do consider. Also, the Lasagne was super delicious. Just what you need after a very early morning out on sea and breakfast.

I would highly recommend this. Thank you all and both Paul's and crew. This was so worth it.

Everything from waiting at check-in with coffee and rusk, all the way to ending with Lasagne and video viewing is top rated. Well done. Money well spent.
Written 29 December 2020
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Dear Waldo It was such a pleasure having you both on board and we are honored that you chose White Shark Diving Company in order to make your dream come true of meeting these absolutely magnificent sharks in it's natural habitat. We go the extra mile in giving all our guests the most safe, awesome and unforgettable experience and that is evident from the very 1st contact with White Shark Diving Company. The efforts of our passionate and friendly and crew and staff evidently did not go unnoticed and we will forward your kind words to the team. Thank you. It's our mission to change the perception that sharks are absolutely magnificent and misunderstood animals in greater need of further research and protection. We are glad that your experience can testify to the fact that they are most definitely not the man eating machines as portrayed by the general media. Thank you once again for your review and recommendation and in the meantime you'll have the video of your amazing time with us, to keep those memories alive until we meet again. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priority. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 1 January 2021
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StacySaunders
2 contributions
Family
My mom always wanted to do the shark cage diving and we decided to surprise her for her 60th birthday. The crew was so WARM, WELCOMING, and EXCEPTIONAL. They went the extra mile and sang for my mom & even baked her yummy chocolate cupcakes. It is by far good value for money and is very informative. I would definitely go back and would highly recommend them. I've had the opportunity to go cage diving before and this surpassed my previous experience!!
Written 16 March 2022
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Dear Stacy Thank you for your recommendation, your kind review and for joining us on your mom's very special day. It's great to know that you and your family had an absolutely amazing time with us and that we could provide you with the opportunity of meeting these awesome sharks in its natural habitat. Our friendly and passionate staff and crew always go the extra mile in ensuring that our guests have a safe, educational and truly memorable time and we're glad that you had the opportunity to experience this first hand with our WSDC family. It was certainly a day filled with shark excitement and enough cupcakes to go around and in the meantime you'll have the fun footage of your trip to keep those memories alive until we meet you all again. Safety, education, respect and research (while having fun) remain our priorities. Best wishes and safe travels Your WSDC team
Written 18 March 2022
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LouisePheiffer
LouisePheiffer
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Wow wow wow!
An incredible experience I will never ever forget. The entire team is so professional. The booking experience is fl
jackbern1er
jackbern1er
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Unbelievable Crew
Not only was the experience surreal, but the crew was also incredible. Felt like everyone on the boat was friends w
galavet
galavet
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Exhilarating experience!
Got horrifically seasick... would still go again! Seeing the sharks right in front of us was exhilarating- we got l
E8982KNpeter
E8982KNpeter
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A bucket list experience!
What a wonderful time we had. We were warmly greeted by the staff at the centre and Paul (1) and Lynne immediately
marsh4fx
marsh4fx
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Incredible experience
My daughter really wanted to do this for her 21st birthday; I thought she’d lost her marbles. I tried talking her o
AngeSandhurst
AngeSandhurst
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Amazing trip
The trip was absolutely amazing - very well-planned and fabulous, friendly staff. We were collected from our hotel
philbreeden
philbreeden
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A Fantastic Experience in Gansbaai
Paul and the team made us very welcome and gave us an amazing experience to get close to 8 Bronze Whaler Sharks. A
Melanie G
Melanie G
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Shark Cage Hookah Dive
My boyfriend and I did the shark cage diving on April 11th, 2022. The whole operation is super professional and all
FernandoI663
FernandoI663
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Must do
It was a lovely experience! we had lots of fun and everybody looked after us very much. Starting the day with a cup
Jessica B
Jessica B
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Amazing day!!!
Brilliant day with knowledgeable, kind people who you can tell care about the sharks and their plight. Well planned
Dcione3871
Dcione3871
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Amazing experience
Did last week and was super professional, i asked for the pickup from capetown and everything was super smooth, . t
fpt87fpt
fpt87fpt
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Great experience, excellent service
Great trip! Excellent service through and through, great communication before the trip, and a wonderful crew. The v
Paulineanais
Paulineanais
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Mesmerising experience
Wow - first of all thank you so much for this mesmerising experience! This was the only thing ever on my bucketlist
DyngusDay
DyngusDay
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Excellent experience!
Just incredible! Didn't get to see any whites, but the copper sharks were just as awesome. The staff was fantastic.
hunterp549
hunterp549
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Shark Dive!
Absolutely amazing experience! The staff was helpful, friendly and kind. Would definitely recommend this company to
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