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Shark Cage Diving - Self Drive

Gansbaai

Activity Description

Our tours are weather permitting and we can only confirm the exact time of the trip the day before the tour. Timings can only be confirmed the day prior to the tour and can be anytime between 07h00 – 12h00.
How it begins:
Following the N2 from Cape Town or Hermanus takes you on a scenic drive to ‘White Shark Lodge’, our home base in Kleinbaai, to enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and discuss current sightings, indemnities, wetsuits and equipment before heading off to board our custom built 36 ft, 4 tonne white shark dive catamaran – ‘Shark Team’. We limit her to 20 passenger capacity plus 5 crew to ensure your comfort and viewing pleasure throughout your adventure experience.
You get to meet one of our intrepid skippers, a qualified paramedic, a Dive Master and our friendly crew and enjoy a short talk on shark anatomy and behavior. We explain how White Shark Projects works with the sharks in the area and how you will spend the next couple of hours diving and viewing these wondrous predators in their natural habitat.
As the day unfolds:
You are fully briefed on all procedures and the action begins as our crew ‘scents’ the cruise area and you wait with bated breath for your initial glimpse of the first shark fin.

Sharks are usually wary at first and we wait a while for them to settle and then lower the dive cage. Our first guests enter the cage (takes 5 – 6 people) and spend about 20 minutes face to face with the sharks !

We will work with individual sharks and you can enjoy topside viewing during your wait as shark activity is often close to the surface.
In fact Great Whites are also known for their ‘spy hopping’ – breaching right out of the water in pursuit of prey ! Topside viewing can yield a lot of those action shots !

Arrangements

Duration3 hours
WhenAll year round depending on the weather and tides.
WhereGansbaai
WeatherThis service is very weather dependent. Due to weather and tide conditions, all tours and tours times are only confirmed the day before the tour. Please contact us on + 27 (0) 76 245 5880 the day prior to your tour to receive your exact meeting or collection time for your shark cage diving experience.
What to WearSuntan lotion, a cap, sunglasses, a warm jacket and comfortable shoes
Things to BringA swimming costume. If you know you are prone to motion sickness or even if you are unsure if you are, we advise you take medication 2 hours before we depart so as not to spoil your adventure! Don't forget your camera.
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators are allowed. Spectators are welcome to wait at our offices until the boat returns.

Requirements

Minimum Age5 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Lunch and refreshments:

Our lunch boxes are hearty, offering a variety of snacks, fruit, water and assorted juices and soft drinks for you to enjoy at leisure whilst on board enjoying the fine South African weather.
On our return to the harbour we treat you to tea and home made vegetable soup at the lodge giving you a chance to regroup and share the day’s experiences after which you will be driven back to your original meeting point.

Equipment:

We provide all necessary diving and safety equipment for you to enjoy your cage diving experience in South Africa in comfort and security.
We only ask that you bring suntan lotion, cap and sunglasses, a warm jersey/jacket and of course, your swimming suit.
If you know you are prone to motion sickness or even if you are unsure if you are, we advise you take medication 2 hours before we depart so as not to spoil your adventure!

ExclusionsAny items not mentioned in inclusions.

Notes

Our tours are weather permitting and we can only confirm the exact time of the trip the day before the tour. Timings can only be confirmed the day prior to the tour and can be anytime between 07h00 – 12h00.
If you know you are prone to motion sickness or even if you are unsure if you are, we advise you take medication 2 hours before we depart so as not to spoil your adventure!

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