Shark Cage Hookah Dive

  • Destination:
  • Duration: 1 day
  • Price: R3,300
  • Adult divers and non-divers:
    R3,300 (12+ years)
  • Children (5 -12 years, onboard viewing):
    R2,350
  • Transport:
    From R450 (Round trip)

Our exclusive Hookah dive excursions are only offered on select days of the week and limits the number of passengers to 12 people per trip.

The onboard air supply system allows divers to remain underwater while in the cage, without scuba tanks, extra equipment or any diving experience.

Four Divers will share the 8-man cage per dive rotation, allowing ample space and uninterrupted underwater viewing of sharks and other marine life.

A minimum number of six Adult passengers are required to confirm the excursion and a maximum of twelve passengers are allowed to join.

These trips are offered on Tuesdays and Saturdays weekly. Alternative days are possible on request for private charters or should the minimum 6 passenger requirement be met.

Duration

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.

Transport

Private or shared day transfers are available providing a dedicated driver and vehicle to you/your group for collection from your accommodation in Cape Town and round-trip transfer to Gansbaai for the duration of the day.

Transport rates are quoted according to the number of passengers in your group or the number of passengers sharing the transfer vehicle for the excursion.

 

Itinerary:

Please note
Trips are subject to daily weather and sea conditions and start times will vary accordingly.
Pick-up
Start Point Pickup: Optional collection from your accommodation in Cape Town or close surrounds
Arrival
Arrival at White Shark Diving Co at 9 Kusweg, Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai
Briefing
Breakfast/lunch, beverages and a briefing on safety and what to expect during the trip
Launch
Boat ride to the dive site (approximately 15 to 20 minutes)
Anchor
Cage is dropped at the diving site and guests are allocated diving gear
Dive
Groups of 4 guests, take consecutive turns to dive with convenient air supply in the large floating cage, which is attached to the side of the boat
View
When not in the cage, guests can enjoy onboard refreshments and sightings of the White Sharks, other amazing species of Sharks and Rays, and other sea life from the viewing deck of the boat
Return
Anchor is lifted and the skipper heads back to dock
De-brief
Back at the WSDC crew house, guests enjoy a post-trip meal while watching the video footage of their trip
Departure
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 and the Hookah dive system will allow easy air supply by means of onboard dive cylinders connected to the diver’s mouthpiece.
  • 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:

  • From R450pp+ per quotation, depending on amount of passengers sharing the private transport from Cape Town
  • Private vehicles/road transfers or helicopter transfers are available on request.

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