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Extreme Scene - Day Trips

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Cape Town Central, South Africa
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About Extreme Scene - Day Trips
We are your Cape Town One Stop Adventure Shop. Contact us for all your outdoor adventure needs and rest assured of an experience of a lifetime. Shark cage diving, tandem skydiving, tandem paragliding, quad biking, sand boarding, helicopter flights, safaris or even an awesome abseil from Table Mountain. We will even give good local advice and book your accommodation. Let us make your experience in Cape Town an enjoyable one and contact us as soon as you can.
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Joe N wrote a review Mar 2020
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Interaction with Gavin was great. He stayed in touch all the way pricing in really reasonable. It was our first jump and the crew were awesome giving us all the safety tips and ensuring we were well looked after. What an adrenalin rush. Will definitely be back
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Yuqiao S wrote a review Mar 2020
Moraga, California67 contributions55 helpful votes
I found this service online and liked the reviews they’ve had. So I called their office just two days ahead of time (I was less than adequately prepared for this trip). The owner Gavin Pfister was very nice and super helpful. He helped to arrange my shark experience trip right away. The boat had about 30 visitors and a crew of probably 10 people. The crew, led by a marine biologist called Kelly, were fantastic. They were very knowledgeable, super pleasant, and eager to attend your needs even before you ask. For the trip we were very lucky: we saw a seal playing in ocean, saw a brown whale shark and even saw a young great white chasing a seal. The seal managed to escape, which made the entire boat cheer with happiness. All in all, this was a wonderful experience and I could not think of anything negative to say about the experience and the wonderful crew. Thank you all! Jerry
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Bhik wrote a review Feb 2020
London, United Kingdom56 contributions90 helpful votes
We booked our shark diving experience through Gavin who was super helpful throughout the booking process and even in the run up to confirm timings etc. We only booked the shark diving experience and really enjoyed ourselves despite the weather conditions. The morning of the experience it was raining and quite windy so we weren't 100% sure we'd be going out still. However, it did settle by the time we arrived to Gansbaai itself so we still did, but were warned that the water would be a bit choppy and visibility not the best. I didn't quite realise how small the boat would be so the ride itself was fine, but when stopped on the boat during the experience you can get sick pretty easily. I usually don't get sea sick, but combined with the smell of fish chum etc I was very close... and my wife unfortunately was sick. In the 13 of us on the boat I think 6 or 7 people did throw up so sea sickness pills maybe something to consider even if you don't think you need them! For the experience, everyone wears a wet suit because who knew but the water in Cape Town is FREEZING! You're all on the boat and 5 people at a time can go into the cage with goggles to see the sharks in the water as they're around the boat. You don't wear a scuba / snorkel kit as 5 seconds or so is enough to see the sharks as they do move super quick. I did appreciate this as was much less faff and meant you could go in and out of the cage easier. To be honest, you get a better view from being on the boat and that was incredible too so even if you don't go in the water it is great. We managed to see 4 copper sharks and a great white shark...although super briefly. Surprisingly, the sharks are all really calm and not quite thrashing and looking to attack as you'd expect. In terms of logistics for the day, we booked their transfer and were warned in advance that pickup can be as early at 4:30am and of course our pick up was this early. It's then about a 2 hour drive after picking up everyone so you get to Gansbaai around 8am or so. There's safety briefings and a decent small breakfast provided, so combined with a short 20min boat ride to the area for shark spotting so you get there around 9am for 2 hours on the water. You come back and have the option to shower and change as well as have a lunch provided to leave around 12pm and we got back to Cape Town for 3pm meaning the rest of the day is free - something we didn't quite plan for but appreciated (the other activities we did I've spoken about at Bhik Adventures). During the lunch period, they gave us amazing background on the sharks and the local conservation efforts going to help the sharks so would 100% recommend activities such as this where your money goes to helping save these amazing creatures. Overall, the day was something I was really looking forward to and perhaps not quite what I was expecting, it is something I'm glad I did and would recommend. I've left a detailed review as I think it's good to go with the right expectations to make the most of the day.
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Date of experience: February 2020
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Powelly1990 wrote a review Feb 2020
Tipton, United Kingdom60 contributions30 helpful votes
10 of us visited Cape Town for the Cricket in January, and gave ourselves a few days at the end for excursions. We were recommended this company through a family friend and we are glad they did. From enquiry to booking, Gavin the owner was very helpful and knowledgeable in making sure our days were full and we got to see everything we wanted to do in plenty of time. We did the Shark Dive, Safari and Cape Peninsula trips. We had the same driver Richard for all the 3 days who was fantastic. On time every morning at the hotel to pick us up and such a brilliant guide, host and driver. The trips were amazing! On Safari, we saw 4 of the big 5 including getting a bit too close to an Elephant and being chased by a Rhino. On Shark Dive, we had 17 Bronze Whaler Sharks around our boat at 1 stage which was an amazing and scary sight. (Please note, there are Great White Sharks in the area – one was seen 2 weeks before we went, but they are not the biggest, don't expect to be seeing any huge Great White Sharks with any company you book, despite what you are told). Then the Cape Peninsula tour included a trip up table mountain and a trip to the Cape Point lighthouse. Richard was very knowledgeable on the drive and took us to a brilliant Fish and Chip shop near to where he grew up. Don’t look anywhere else for your Cape Town Excursions!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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skierra wrote a review Jan 2020
Stowe, Vermont3 contributions
My teenage daughter scheduled this adventure. I have never been interested in Sky Diving and was hoping the weather might prevent us from doing the jump. It did not and I am so grateful I was able to experience the thrill and utter peacefulness of sky diving. From the moment I walked in the hanger, the 2 Oceans Team made me feel completely at ease. My jump master Rob, who has over 17 years of experience, said all needed to do was smile and have fun. This was 100% true. The flight up to 9,000 feet, putting my legs out of the plane and then leaving the plane was extremely reflective and meditative. I experienced great calm and not a ounce of fear and I attribute that to the very intentional ways of the Jump masters. I wholeheartedly recommend this company. They will take great care of you and you will have a once in a lifetime experience. I recommend the video service too. You will be so amazed with what they can capture on film. Heather
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Date of experience: January 2020
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