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White Shark Ventures

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Kleinbaai, South Africa
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About White Shark Ventures
White Shark Ventures invites you cage diving 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 recognition as the single most successful area to view the great white shark in a short period of time. In successful operation for more than 25 years, White Shark Ventures were the founders of shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Our tours are not only highly educational, as we also participate in documenting valuable research information on great white sharks, made available to Government Researchers and various Marine Biologists world-wide. Our directors and employees are passionate about conservation and rehabilitation of all wildlife species. Our company were the founders of the Great White Shark Protection Foundation, a body dedicated to the protection and preservation of great white sharks globally. Join us for the ultimate experience…
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Alex I wrote a review Mar 2020
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After all morning in the water, we did not get to see a shark within 10 meters (and from the surface of the boat). The company offered us to do the activity another day, probably knowing that all the clients of that day were foreigners and most of us would not have time to do the activity again. In my case, I was leaving the next day to my country, they told me that they would call me to offer me a solution. I'm still waiting for that call ...
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Date of experience: March 2020
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Kimberly Rogers wrote a review Feb 2020
Waterloo, Iowa14 contributions2 helpful votes
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I can't say this enough - this was a trip highlight on a dream vacation. To actually see a great white shark ... and many of his smaller Copper Shark friends ... up close and personal in the Great White Shark Capital of the world was incredible. Any lover of Shark Week should do this dive. I had already resigned myself to the fact that white sharks weren't as prevalent in the area because of Orcas killing them ... so when the first shark we saw as we dropped anchor was a 14-ft white shark, I couldn't believe it! She was a beauty! And then to get in the cage and come literally face to face or face to tail was outstanding. I didn't want to leave! A fantastic crew from start to finish! And they offer a video of the trip - buy it! You won't regret having the memories!
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Melani wrote a review Jan 2020
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This was an amazing experience that everyone should have! This experience is 100% safe and you don't need to know how to swim to participate! The staff is very friendly and knowledgeable! The transportation to and from the facility was very convenient and safe. The van was comfortable. You get a lot of time in the cage and get the opportunity to see a lot of sharks! My group was fortunate enough to see a sting ray, seal and some dolphins as well!
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Andrey_igorevich wrote a review Jan 2020
Almaty, Kazakhstan3 contributions6 helpful votes
We came in a group of 13 people which was enough to pack the whole boat but the company added two other tourists so it was too crowded onboard. The smell of gasolin was so strong that it made many of our team members sick. The cage is quite small, suitable for three to four people max, but the company put six people every time so we kept pushing each other. After coming back to the base frozen and shaking (water was 14 degrees celcium) we waited in queue for shower for at least 20 minutes. The shower and toilet are in very poor condition, it has not been refurbished for 30 or 40 years. Finally, we were “treated” with lunch. There were two salads (enough for half of our team) and veg lasagne that I could not eat. It was probably very overcooked so it looked like a jelly consisting of 60% cheese, 35% dough and 5% vegetables. It looked disgusting and tasted like pure fat (no taste) The only positive side that we saw small grey sharks really close, there were many of them.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Nourhan ElBadry wrote a review Jan 2020
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It’s a 2.5 hours from capetown. The experience is amazing, one of a kind where you see the sharks 5cm away from you. We saw smaller sharks but no white sharks. We enjoyed this a lot. Went into the water twice, each for 10-15min. When you get out you smell like fish
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Date of experience: January 2020
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