CAGE DIVING WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS IN CAPE TOWN - INTRODUCTION
Brave one of the worlds most feared wonders, as you come face to face with a Great White– while being in the protection of a metal cage! Quiver with adrenaline as these gigantic meat-eaters glide through the water only centimetres away from you… or, if you prefer, stay aboard and watch these magnificent beasts from above.
False Bay and Gansbaai near Cape Town are some of the best spots in the world to watch the Great White Shark in action. Here you can enjoy the majestic splendour of one of the most feared creatures in the sea.
CAGE DIVING WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS - ITENERARY
Your Great White diving experience starts off with a journey of about 1,5 hours to Gansbay from Cape Town. If you stay in Cape Town, our shuttle can come and pick you up at your hotel door. Pick-up times are normally early – at about 5am in the morning.
Once you get to Gansbay, you will be treated to a light breakfast. Divers are advised not to eat to heavily in the morning, to avoid seasickness. Once we are done with breakfast, you board the boat, and set off to go and do the Great White Shark cage diving.
When they are found, the boat will throw out the anchor, and then it's time to start with the shark cage diving. Participants take turns in the cage (up to 6 people in the cage at one time), until everybody has spent some time with the sharks. Participants who would like a second turn will also get a chance.
While you are not in the cage, you also get to enjoy the view from the upper deck - you can see the sharks quite clearly from here, and it is quite funny watching other divers' reactions when they see a Great White Shark for the first time! You are also welcome to enjoy a snack at this time.
CAGE DIVING WITH GREAT WHITE SHARKS - FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
- Do I need to be Scuba Certified?
No, you do not need a Scuba Certification, as you do not dive on scuba equipment.
- How do I book?
- Bookings can be made via email, phone, or in person at Into the Blue. A deposit of R750 is required to secure your booking, with the balance payable on the day of your dive.
- How long does it take ?
It starts quite early (expect to be picked up from 5am or even earlier onwards), and will take up most of your day. Expect to be back in Cape Town at around 5 or 6 pm.
- What do I need to bring ?
Bring with a towel, swimming clothes, and some sun cream. You might also want to bring something warm, as the wind on the ocean can be chilly. Wetsuits and scuba masks are supplied.