Shark Cage Diving Tour

Destination: Gansbaai

Duration: 1 Day

Price: R2,500 - Winter Special - R1875 - Save R625 per person

Non-divers: R2,200

Local, family & group rates available on request

Children: R1,500

Transport: R750 pp from Cape Town and close surrounds (Round trip)

🌊Experience the thrill of winter with White Shark Diving Co's extraordinary "Hello Winter" Special! 🦈 Dive into the invigorating, icy waters of Gansbaai and witness the majesty of sharks at a remarkable 25% discount – now only R1875! Don't miss this limited-time opportunity to embark on an unforgettable adventure and save R625 per person. Valid for tours booked and attended from 1 May - 31 August 2024❄️🦈 

Recent shark sightings have mainly featured an abundance of beautiful schooling Bronze Whaler Sharks, averaging 3-3.5 meters. The last Great White Shark sighting was in December 2023. Great Whites are critically endangered in South Africa, with fewer than a few hundred individuals remaining. Gansbaai offers unique viewing opportunities, but sightings are unpredictable. Encountering a Great White is a privilege, not guaranteed. Your support aids in research and protection efforts.

Competitive private charter rates provided on request. Private charters include the use of our onboard air supply system at no extra cost – enjoy uninterrupted views of sharks and other marine life in the blissful privacy of an exclusive private charter shark cage diving experience.

E-mail us with your enquiry.

Booking your tour with us is easy! We offer two options for your convenience. You can book and pay now using our live availability system with a secure payment gateway. Or, you can use our book and pay later option by filling out a pre-authorization form that requires valid credit card details to secure your spaces. Payment will only be taken on the day of your dive or the day before your tour via a secure payment link.

Please discuss your preferred payment method with our reservations team who are ready and waiting to help you secure this once-in-a-lifetime bucket list adventure.

Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai trip and transport times

WSDC operates 1 to 3 cage diving trips per day, with trip meeting times ranging from early morning to midday.

White Shark Diving Company limits the number of passengers on board each trip for a personalized, exclusive experience with increased shark diving time in the cage.

The duration of the Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai excursion from your time of arrival at our premises to your time of departure is approximately four and a half hours. The time spent at sea from launch to return to the harbour is approximately 2 – 3 hours, and the exact dive/cage time as well as the number of dive sessions differ from day to day, depending on shark activity and sea conditions. When making your booking, please ensure that you have the full day available for this excursion as we cannot guarantee start or finish times in advance.

Travel time from Cape Town is roughly 2.5 hours.

If you opt to make use of our transport service, collection times will be confirmed on the day prior to your trip.

*Exact times vary due to seasons, tides, sea and weather conditions, number of daily trips, shark activity, etc.

The final/24-hour weather and sea report will be reviewed on the day prior to the dive and the trip time schedule and subsequent transport pick-up times will be advised via e-mail on the day before the dive.


Please note
Trips are subject to daily weather and sea conditions and start times will vary accordingly.
Start Point Pickup: Optional collection from your accommodation in Cape Town or close surrounds
Arrival at White Shark Diving Co at 9 Kus Drive, Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai
Breakfast/lunch, beverages and a briefing on safety and what to expect during the trip
The cage is dropped at the diving site and you are allocated diving gear
Guests take consecutive turns in the 8-man floating cage for an up close and personal experience with Great Whites and other amazing species of Sharks and Rays
When not in the cage, guests can enjoy onboard refreshments and sightings of the Great White Sharks, other amazing species of Sharks and Rays, and other sea life from the viewing deck of the boat
Anchor is lifted and the skipper heads back to dock
Back at the WSDC crew house, guests enjoy a post-trip meal while watching the video footage of their trip
Enjoy the scenic drive back to Cape Town in our Wi-Fi enabled shuttle or depart at your convenience with your own vehicle.

Additional information about our Shark Cage Diving Excursion

  • We lower the floating cage into the water and secure it to the side of the boat. We then issue wetsuits and equipment to our guests. Our videographer and Marine Expert captures all the excitement on video once the diving and shark activity begins. The captain is authorized to make any changes to on board trip activities based on safety measures and shark activity.
  • Shark activity takes place on and just below sea level. No scuba gear or diving certification is required as the free-floating cage is attached to the side of the boat and guests use a simple breath-holding technique for effective underwater viewing as sharks pass the cage.
  • Kindly bring your own towel as we are deeply committed to all conservation efforts during the current water crisis and will have minimal towels available.
  • Video footage of your trip available for purchase.
  • Alternative meal options for passengers with specific dietary requirements, by prior arrangement only.
  • We generally have shark sightings through the year, however, please bear in mind that sightings of wild animals can never be guaranteed. In the unfortunate event that no sharks were sighted during your trip, we do not offer refunds but, we will provide you with a non-transferable voucher (valid for two years) allowing you to join us for another trip free of charge on a date of your choice (dependent on availability).

Round-trip transport

  • From Cape Town or close surrounds in our air-conditioned vehicles with free WiFi
  • Private vehicles/road transfers or helicopter transfers are available on request.

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