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Shark Cage Diving!!!

Full Day: Pick ups around 05h30 - from ZAR 1750.00 per person.

This Amazing Tour is carried out throughout the year, weather dependent, except for Christmas and New Year’s Day (25th December and 1st January).
No diving experience or certification is required to carry out shark cage diving.

The tour includes:

- Optional door to door return road transport.
- Breakfast or a welcome light pre trip meal and drinks on arrival, and the briefing.
- 15-20 minute boat drive to the dive site for shark cage diving and the chances of sightings of the magnificent Great Whites and other sea life.
 -Diving equipment including wetsuits, hoodies, booties and towels.
- The services of our experienced crew including our experienced skipper, internationally renowned shark handler recognized for his exceptional abilities to attract the Great Whites and our on board videographer.
- A cooler snack box containing refreshments on board for self service.
- Hot shower facilities.
- Hot drinks while viewing the DVD.
- A post trip light lunch.

Underwater digital cameras are available for hire, including the downloading onto disc, for ZAR350.00.

- Shark cage diving excursion from Kleinbaai - ZAR 1750.00 per person
- Viewing only excursion (not going in the cage) - ZAR 1600,00 per person
- Children aged 12 years or younger - ZAR 1050,00 per person
- Breaching and diving combo trips – June, July and August only - ZAR 1950.00 per person
- The rate for the door to door return road transport from the reception area of the hotels in Cape Town and close surrounding areas is ZAR350.00 per person.


Alternative transport arrangements can be made.
Discounted rates are available for groups of five or more passengers.
Rates for private charters are available on request and are dependent on the number of passengers. The price will be e-mailed on request.

The excursion takes approximately four and a half hours starting normally at about 8:00am or 11:30am with a light welcome pre trip meal and briefing before departing on a 15-20 minute boat drive to the dive site for about four hours at sea, enjoying the close sightings of the Great Whites. While not in the cage, refreshments are enjoyed while on the viewing deck. The excursion ends with post trip refreshments and viewing of the DVD of the day's trip, with an option to buy the DVD at ZAR 350.00 per DVD.By limiting the number of passengers, each passenger receives more personal attention and each diver has more cage time and more experiences with the Great Whites.

Please note that the breaching and shark cage diving combined excursions are carried out when a minimum of six people from all sources have booked. If less than six people from all the bookings have been booked, the tour is converted to a shark cage diving and viewing tour with the cost adjusted accordingly. The maximum number of passengers for these trips is twelve. During the breaching part of the excursion, a decoy is trawled for the first hour, to attract the breaching. The normal shark cage diving activities then kicks in.

We operate from Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai which is about a two and a quarter hour’s drive from Cape Town.
We fetch clients from their respective hotel or guesthouse approximately two and a half hours before expected arrival time.

The meeting time for a light breakfast and the briefing before boarding the boat is normally 7am or 7 30am during summer months and 8am during the other months of the year. When a second trip is run, the meeting time is normally 11am for the second trip of the day.  Alternative times can be arranged for bigger groups or private charters. Guests normally leave Gansbaai five hours after arrival time. During the afternoon before dive date we phone the guests to advise the meeting time if they are driving themselves to Gansbaai or to advise the time our driver-guide will fetch them if they require our door to door return road transport shuttle service.

As shark cage diving is weather dependent, it is recommended that the earliest date be booked for clients for the shark cage diving and that an alternative date be available if rescheduling is required if adverse sea and weather conditions are present on their first date.  If no rescheduled date is available, if a trip has to be cancelled due to adverse sea and weather conditions, the booking is cancelled and no payment is due.
Payment can be made after arrival in Gansbaai either via credit card or cash or via a bank electronic fund transfer payment.

Guests enjoy their welcome pre trip and post trip meals and view the DVD of their day’s trip including footage of themselves in our superb venue that overlooks the Kleinbaai Harbour slipway. Our on board videographer and guide, who is fluent in English and French records the experiences of the trip. After docking the DVD recording is shown with guests then having the option to purchase this DVD at ZAR350.00 per copy. Guests are most welcome to also make their own recordings and take their own photos.
The Great White shark is a surface feeder. The shark activity takes place on or just below sea level. When guests are not in the cage they enjoy refreshments while viewing the Great Whites and other sea life from the boat’s upper deck. Guests who do not want to go in the cage are most welcome to join in for the viewing trip. For the first dive, guests are normally in the cage for about thirty minutes.  After all the guests have been in the cage, divers take turns for subsequent dives.

Our partners; White Shark Diving Co is a registered and fully compliant shark cage diving operator and is a founder and on-going member of The Great White Shark Protection Foundation and a certified member of GreenLine of The Heritage Environmental Management Group.
   
We look forward to welcoming our clients on board The White Shark Diving.
See you soon.

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