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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

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  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration: 8-10 hours (approx.)
  • Tour code: 5659SHARKCAGE
You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks! This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Breakfast and snacks are included.


  • Breakfast included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
After being picked up from your Cape Town hotel, relax on the approximate two-hour scenic drive to the South African fishing village of Gansbaai -- famous for being one of the best places in the world to see great white sharks.

On arrival in Gansbaai, your driver will drop you off to enjoy breakfast (or lunch if your tour start time is delayed due to bad weather) at the shark-diving center, known as the Great White House. During this time, you'll meet the expert guides who are leading you on your adventure and be fitted for your diving gear.

Board the specialized diving boat and enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute boat ride to Dyer Island. Your captain will stop in the optimal spot, and then the onboard team will tempt the great whites to the boat with bait so you’ll get a fantastic view of the sharks before heading into the shark-diving cage. The boat will stay anchored for approximately two hours, depending on the shark activity.

Your cage is attached to the boat and will stay just a few feet/meters below the water’s surface during your dive, which means it’s quick and easy to get out of the water as soon as you want. If you don't want to get into the cage at all, you’ll still have awesome views of the sharks as they swim around the boat. Keep your eyes peeled for more of the animals known as the ‘marine big five’: sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins.

While you’re on board the boat, hydrate and refuel with the included drinks and snacks. Once back on shore, enjoy a light refreshment at the Great White House, where you can purchase a professional video of your once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you wish.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Cape Town city hotels
Departure Time:
7am-9am; you must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure between approximately 5pm and 7pm

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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

Shark Diving Experience from Cape Town

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All diving gear and towels supplied
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
  • This tour typically departs at 9am, however if the weather conditions are bad in the morning, the tour will leave in the afternoon; this will be confirmed by the tour operator close to the day of your tour

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Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Clay S, USA, November 2014

The crew is highly professional, and the trip went off without a hitch, despite bad weather.

Reviewed by: E Happi W, October 2014

Viator is a facilitator website - the actual shark adventure was through a local operator. But it was really well organized, great communication between the two companies so Marine Dynamics had us squared away! Fun trip! Sharks are magnificent - and better than on whats presented on TV. Great equipment, marine biologist on board was a great asset, very professional staff. Everyone stayed in the water with the sharks far longer than I expected, AND WE SAW A TONE OF HUGE SHARKS.

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Tour code: 5659SHARKCAGE