• Great White Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving & Viewing Trip

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: R2,050
  • Adult divers:
  • Non-divers (viewing on board):
  • Children (12 years and younger, viewing on board):
  • WINTER PROMO (T’s & C’s apply):
  • Transport:
    R450 (Round trip)
  • Private charters available on request.

Get your adrenaline pumping with a shark cage diving trip where you will be closer than ever before to one of nature’s most astonishing creatures.

We limit the number of passengers to 22 people per trip in order to provide a more exclusive experience.

*WHALE PROMO* The exclusive Kalfiefees and whale festival promotion is valid for standard shark cage diving trips as well as the shark dive and whale viewing combined trips offered during the Kalfiefees and Whale festival weeks: 5 –12 August and 23-30 September respectively.

To qualify for the R200 per person discount, mention the promo code (as advertised on the home page) in the comments section of the online booking form. T’s & C’s apply.

*WINTER PROMO* The exclusive winter promotion is valid for shark cage diving trips between 1 June – 30 September 2019. The discounted dive rate of R1750 is available for a limited time and only for bookings made while the promotion is advertised. To qualify, mention the promo code: WSDCEWP19 in the comments section of the online booking form. T’s & C’s apply.

Trip and transport times

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

The duration of the 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 activities, 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 Kusweg, Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai
Breakfast/lunch, beverages and a briefing on safety and what to expect during the trip
Boat ride to the dive site (approximately 15 to 20 minutes)
Cage is dropped at the diving site and guests 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:

  • The cage will be lowered, wetsuits provided, and video footage taken when shark activity allows for cage diving to commence. The captain is authorised to make any changes to onboard 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. Sharks are extremely sensitive to vibrations caused by air supply and the breath-holding method is the most effective way of enjoying close encounters with sharks.
  • 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.
  • Underwater digital camera rental (including memory card, which you take home with you).
  • 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-transferrable 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).

Return transport:

  • R450pp from Cape Town or close surrounds
  • Private vehicles/road transfers or helicopter transfers are available on request.

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