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White Shark Ventures

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7 Kusweg | Corner Kusweg & Geelbek Str., Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 21 532 0470
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mixed feelings and mixed reviews

After doing extensive research on all the operating companies in Gasbaai, my pocket helped me... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cape Town Central, South Africa
Great value for a bucket list item!

Great value! Extremely fair price for the quality of the day. Pick up and drop off, light... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Emily M
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White Shark Ventures invites you cage diving with great white sharks in the aptly named "Shark Alley", near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa. Due to various geographical reasons, water temperatures and easy access to food, this area has earned worldwide fame and recognition as the single most successful area to view the great white shark within a very shot period of time. In successful operation for 23 years, and established in 1992, White Shark Ventures were the founders and pioneers of shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Our tours are not only highly educational, but we also actively participate in documenting valuable research information on great white sharks, which is forwarded to Marine & Coastal Management Research and various Marine Biologists world-wide. Our directors and employees are passionate about conservation and rehabilitation of all wildlife species, more which can be seen on our website. Our company were the founders of the Great White Shark Protection Foundation, a body dedicated to the protection and preservation of the great white shark globally. Our tour includes; Luxurious return road transfers from Cape Town; Light breakfast and hot beverages offered upon arrival in Gansbaai; Snacks and drinks on-board; Educational information and safety briefing; Diving equipment and wet-suits available at no additional cost; Assisted cage diving for divers and snorkelers; Spectacular surface viewing for non divers; Hot lunch, beer and wine served upon return to shore; Stop over for land based whale watching in Hermanus (only when whales are spotted) Drop-off at Cape Town International Airport at no additional cost. (Upon request).
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  • Very good21%
  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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7 Kusweg | Corner Kusweg & Geelbek Str., Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 21 532 0470

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Reviewed 1 week ago

After doing extensive research on all the operating companies in Gasbaai, my pocket helped me decide on this one and I was not disappointed. My expectations were not as unrealistic as some divers who would expect to do a deep sea dive, see 5 Great...More

Thank Shazzi27
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great value! Extremely fair price for the quality of the day. Pick up and drop off, light brekky/snacks and a good size lunch afterwards. Since there was time I was able to go into the cage twice 🙂 bonus! Even when you're not in the...More

Thank Emily M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Any good reviews are most likely a result of white shark sightings. We did not see any white sharks at all. We took a chance and were unlucky. This is the nature of the excursion as nothing is guaranteed other than your transfer, meals, and...More

Thank chud1979
white-shark-diving, Manager at White Shark Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Hi Chud Thanks for your review. All guests are aware that it is a long drive to and from the diving site. It is for this reason that we guarantee the latest and most luxurious busses available in the shark diving industry. Unfortunately we cannot...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Originally signed up for the hunting and breach tour but this one was cancelled due to the season. But I had a great time with white shark ventures, made two cage dives and saw 5 great whites. Enough time to interact and see the shark...More

Thank Christopher_U89
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

AMAZING experience. Well-run, safe, professional. Saw the most amazing sights of my life and put a big checkmark on my bucket list. Saw three great whites that the guides kept interested for the couple hours that we were there. The food was just ok, but...More

Thank psmires
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

What an amazing trip! Thanks to the whole crew from the booking to the guys cleaning up after us. Everything was organised great, we were well informed about safety and weather conditions and the chance of a no show on the sharks part but 5...More

Thank 345christellek
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was not on my bucket list, not something I had ever wanted to do but did it for my children's sake and honestly it was one of the most amazing experiences. We had a great team who ensured that our safety was of utmost...More

Thank Colleen M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Diving with sharks is an amazing experience, however I would not recommend doing it with this company. For a 12 hour day you actually only have around 15 minutes in the cage. Staff also quite rude and uninterested.More

Thank Kery L
white-shark-diving, Manager at White Shark Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for your response. No-one at our company ever guaranteed you a certain amount of time in the cage. If the sharks are active (like they were on the day of your tour), even 5 minutes is a lot in the cage as there...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went on a shark dive with this company a few days ago and learned much about how misunderstood sharks really are. The educational aspect was very important to me, but I was even more surprized by how courteous and professional this company was. From...More

Thank Marete S
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend completed 2 cage dives with white shark ventures , enjoyed every minute of both trips, even if I did feel sea sick on my 1st dive. Saw 3 awesome white sharks on both trips. Recommend highly.

Thank Damian T
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Response from Jcarm270 | Reviewed this property |
did not use SCUBA because the visibility at the time of year we were there was only about 10-15ft and it was explained to us that the scuba bubbles tend to make the sharks really wary so they will not come in close to find... More