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Great White Shark Tours

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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
+27 28 384 1418
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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai
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The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper who has always made a living from the sea. He started diving for perlemoen (abalone) at a young age, then moved on to become a commercial fisherman for 6 years and spent another 6 years diving in search of wrecks along the southern coast of Africa. This was followed by the diving for diamonds from the sea-bed for the next 20 years.He has become a local legend with his fascinating tales about the sea and underwater experiences. During the time when Great White Shark fishing was allowed, Brian caught Great Whites, some weighing more than 1 tonne.Today, he dearly regrets this and now spends his time and efforts in finding the great beasts to be observed and photographed at close range. Brian has worked with the Great Whites for 18 years and has only had 6 non-sighting days in the last 10 years.
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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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Great trip well organised professionally run, got to see some sharks sadly no great whites, all staff on shore as well as on board very friendly

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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Went in February, it would have been the highlight of our trip to South Africa. A bit disappointed by not seeing any great white. Saw one coperhead shark for 15 minutes and that was it. While they can't guarantee the shark, it would have been...More

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Went mid February for what was the highlight of our trip to South Africa. A bit disappointed by not seeing any great white. Saw one coperhead for 15 minutes and that was it. While they can't guarantee the shark, it would have been more transparent...More

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The company, captain, and crew were all excellent. They're very organized, safe, and overall very lovely. It's a fantastic experience.More

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Hello Sabina, Thank you for your excellent review of your shark diving adventure! We greatly appreciate the feedback and are so glad that all of us could add value to your holiday. But most importantly, that you enjoyed the whole shark experince! We hope that...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

Even though we didn't see any great whites, we still had a great time. Very accommodating, great breakfast and lunch were included and a partial refund since we didn't see any. We did however see copper sharks and lots of them. Great time!More

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Hello kbusi, Thank you for your review of your shark cage diving experience. We are touched by your appreciation of everyone's efforts to add value to your trip. The copper sharks are simply stunning and even though we can not offer any guarantees of sightings...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a great day this was , the day started at 5.20 am being pick up by the company in Cape Town and taken to the dive site , the company were very profesional on the day with all aspects of health and safety ,...More

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Hi there Andlyn50, Thank you for the much-appreciated review of your shark cage diving trip. We are especially glad to hear that you enjoyed the copper shark activity in the absence of the great whites and appreciated the extra cage time! Thankfully the good breakfast...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Trip on the 21st Jan 2018. Excellent communication from booking with confirmation of time and place of meeting in the morning before!! On arrival ample parking, great breakfast and introduction from the team. Very upfront about the great white action being slow All crew professional...More

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Hallo Shark Cage Diver, We greatly appreciate the time you took to review your shark cage diving trip with our company. I assure you that we hold the kind compliments and recommendation in high esteem! It is good to know that you felt you could...More

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Sabine161033
13 February 2018|
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Response from Sharky41 | Property representative |
Hallo Sabine, Thanks for the answers guys! You do not need any diving qualifications, Sabine. It is only breath-holding with a mask, diving suit and weight belt. The minimum age we prefer is 8 years of age. Sharks are... More
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Paul S
11 January 2018|
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Hallo Paul, March is not high season as the sharks are moving from the location close to land to the winter feeding area- Dyer Island. However, there is shark activity all year round in Gansbaai. Regards.
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Jennifer L
6 December 2017|
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Hi Jennifer, sharks are normally slow in February, but this year they came and go as they please. The best is to contact us via email and we can keep you up to date. Regards Letitia
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