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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

  1. Do I need to be Scuba Certified?
    No, you do not need a Scuba Certification, as you do not dive on scuba equipment.
  2. How do I book?
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.

 

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What have others said about Into the Blue Scuba Dive Center?

ceepee315

Incredible - I am so happy I chose this dive company...

to go with for our 2 dives in Cape Town, it was unforgettable.

We got picked up from our hotel on time, (thank you) and we took a small boat out to the dive site. Very bumpy but high winds made for rough seas. The first dive to the wreck was great, COLD but great visibility. Break for a small snack and water, then second dive with the seals an hour later. It was incredible to say the least, and run by professionals. I took many videos and photos, but from most experiences, you need to put the camera down and just ENJOY IT. So exhausted but so happy. The crew were amazing and hard workers, I can't say enough good things. Thank you for a great experience and unforgettable memories!!

Omar Badr

Guys i must thank you for an awesome diving experience!...

 i dove with you last Saturday and the Cow Sharks dive was the Best dive in my life!! 
Very knowledgeable instructors and amazing staff! 
Keep it up!

Maximilian Nehrkorn

If you want to go dive in Cape Town, this is the place to go!...

5 Star Padi dive centre, offering great packages, with an emphasis on safe diving practices.