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Great White Shark Tours

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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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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 over 21 years.
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Hours Today: 08:00 - 21:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
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8 Swart Street | Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220, South Africa
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"felt very safe"
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we stayed on the boat, because the water was too cold, and it was a wonderful experience !!! Thank you

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Reviewed 3 days ago

It was great we got to see several sharks. All of the staff was very professional and there we no surprises, everything was as it was said on their website.

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Reviewed 3 days ago

The overall shark cage diving experience was absolutely fabulous...The team was absolutely professional is their plan and execution. We got some excellent citing of the Great White Sharks. The team ensured complete safety of all individuals and we in fact got to go 2 to...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We loved the entire experience with Great White Shark Tours. The crew was so professional and experienced. After getting over the initial shock of the water and how close we were to these amazing creatures, the adrenaline just kept coming until the end. Thank you...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

No trip to Capetown or South Africa without an excusion diving with the Great White Sharks. Great White Shark Tours was exceptional, very professional and we had an amazing experience. The crew was friendly and made sure we had a great time. This was one...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Amazing customer service and guidance throughout the whole process. Delicious breakfast & lunch served before and after the dive. The whole process was smooth and safe and I had a lot of fun doing it! Saw at least 7 sharks including a great white! All...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

All we could have ever asked for - saw 2 great whites and a copper shark. Really well organized with very friendly crew.

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Reviewed 5 days ago

this was on the bucket list of my husband and my son and his girlfriend- NOT on my bucket list. i was the ONLY one who got in the cage. the water was 55 degrees and freezing- there were 4 different sharks and they get...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago

We were picked up early in the morning from Cape Town and we had a great day. The people were friendly. The breakfast and lunch was good. The area was beautiful too. Definitely recommend!

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Reviewed 5 days ago

Even though I’ve lived next to the ocean in central California for over 40 years I’ve next seen a great white shark up close. This was a unique experience. Great Whites next to you. Worth doing at least once in your life.

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apimente
26 April 2018|
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Response from sharsEssex | Reviewed this property |
When you book the tour they can include transfers. The visibility was very good and saw 2 different sharks. You will have a fantastic time! Enjoy 😊
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Haley D
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Response from Andlyn50 | Reviewed this property |
My advise would be to e mail the company for the info you require , but it is a great experiance not to be missed ,and the company are very profesional
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