Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving

The Great White Shark (Carcharodon Carcharias) is the most feared creature on the planet, beautifully streamlined to slip through the ocean with the minimum of effort.

Its immense size, jet black eyes, row upon row of razor sharp teeth and extendable jaws make this the ultimate super predator and on this day, you get up close and personal !

Divers and non-divers can rest assured that diving and observing will be a secure and wondrous experience.

Arriving in Kleinbaai

You meet at the home base in Kleinbaai, to enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and discuss current sightings, indemnities, wet suits and equipment before heading off to board the custom built 36 ft, 4 tonne white shark dive catamaran - 'Shark Team'. There is a 30 passenger capacity limit scaled down to 20 plus crew to ensure your comfort and viewing pleasure throughout your adventure experience.

You get to meet one of the intrepid skippers, a qualified paramedic, a Dive Master and the friendly crew and enjoy a short talk on shark anatomy and behaviour. The guides explain how we work with the sharks in the area and how you will spend the next 3 - 4 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 the crew 'chums' 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. The first guests enter the cage (takes 4 - 5 people) and spend about 20 minutes face to face with the sharks !

The crew 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 !

Lunch and refreshments

The lunch boxes are hearty, offering a variety of fresh sandwiches, crisps, sweets and assorted soft drinks and juices for you to enjoy at leisure whilst on board enjoying the fine South African weather.

On your return to the harbour you will be treated to tea and scones at the lodge giving you a chance to regroup and share the day's experiences.


The crew provide all necessary diving and safety equipment for you to enjoy your cage diving experience in South Africa in comfort and security.

What do you need?

No diving experience is necessary
Bring your Swimsuit
Sun Protection
Anti-Seasick tablets is strongly recommended.
A warm jacket and sensible shoes.

How to find Kleinbaai

Shark Cage Diving is situated in Kleinbaai, about 2 hours' drive from Cape Town. For self-drive clients, you will be issued detailed directions with GPS locations.

The shuttle bus is available to collect from hotels in Cape Town and surrounds, and deliver guests to the doorstep, however please be advised that collection may be as early as 04h00. Be assured, your experience with the majestic Great White Shark will make getting up so early, completely worth it!

Please note: Due to tides and sea conditions, confirmation of exact collection times can only be confirmed at 16h00 on the day prior to your dive.