About White Shark Diving Co.

Atta Certified

White Shark Diving Company is more than just a diving company – we are deeply committed to conservation. We are one of just 8 cage diving operators based in Gansbaai – the ‘Great White Shark Capital of the World’.
White Shark Diving Company is a founding member of the Great White Protection Foundation and has been a leading voice in the call for operators to collaborate to protect the dwindling number of sharks and other marine species off the coastline of South Africa.
A crucial part of our initiative is to educate local and international visitors about the conservation plight of the Great White Shark. We run daily trips to educate guests about Great White Sharks and our current conservation initiatives. Our cage diving trips give visitors the opportunity to see great white sharks in their natural environment, where their grace and beauty is most evident.

  • We are holders of the TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award from 2014 to 2019
  • We have been operating for 22 years with a 100% safety record
  • We limit the number of passengers on White Shark to 22 people in order to provide more time for shark cage viewing and a personal, exclusive experience
  • White Shark Diving Company is fully committed to the preservation of great white sharks and our marine environment as a whole. This is reflected in our various conservation and social responsibility initiatives, including our volunteer programme.
  • Our adventures have been captured on various local and international television documentaries

Our Dive Permit

2017 Shark Tour Permit

To qualify for a shark dive permit, which is issued by the South African Government’s Department of Environmental Affairs (D.E.A.) and the Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries (D.A.F.F) , an operator has to comply with a strict set of rules and a code of ethics.

Sea worthiness of the boat, qualifications of the crew, standard of facilities, equipment and cages are all qualifying factors. Vessels and equipment are subject to an annual inspection by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority).

White Shark Diving Company operates in a responsible and eco-friendly manner, our staff and crew are well-trained individuals, and our facilities are upgraded on an ongoing basis to ensure customer satisfaction through continuous growth.

Safety

The White Shark Diving Co. operates in a responsible and ecofriendly way. The Great White Shark is not harmed in any manner, nor is the environment polluted. White Shark Diving Co complies with a strict set of safety regulations, required by the South African Government Department of Labour. We are affiliated to:

Department of Environmental Affairs – Oceans and Coasts
South African Marine Safety Authority
Cape Town Tourism
South Africa Tourism
The Great White Shark Protection Foundation
The Heritage Environmental Management Company – Green Globe Certification

Our crew consists of a Divemaster, Level 3 Medic and a Skipper with SAMSA authority, who are trained to handle any emergency situation that may arise whilst out at sea.

Safety precautions include emergency and evacuation flow charts in the Skipper’s cabin as well as a step-by-step emergency manual, maintenance plan and equipment checklist.

The White Shark Co complies with a strict set of safety regulations required by the South African Government Department of Labour.

The boat, cage and diving equipment are inspected and surveyed by SAMSA, DEA – Oceans and Coasts, and by our crew on an ongoing basis.