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  • Overview
  • Important Info
  • Price and booking


You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks. This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Upgrade to include round-trip transport between your Cape Town hotel and Gansbaai. Breakfast and snacks are included.


  • Breakfast included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide

  • What You Can Expect

    Make your own way to the South African fishing village of Gansbaai, famous for being one of the best places in the world to see great white sharks. Alternatively, upgrade to begin with a pickup from your centrally located Cape Town hotel, and then relax in comfort during the approx. 2-hour journey.
    On arrival in Gansbaai, your driver will drop you off to enjoy breakfast (or lunch if your tour start time is delayed due to bad weather) at the shark-diving center, known as the Great White House. During this time, you'll meet the expert guides who are leading you on your adventure and be fitted for your diving gear.
    Board the specialized diving boat and enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute boat ride to Dyer Island. Your captain will stop in the optimal spot, and then the onboard team will tempt the great whites to the boat with bait so you’ll get a fantastic view of the sharks before heading into the shark-diving cage. The boat will stay anchored for approximately two hours, depending on the shark activity.

    Your cage is attached to the boat and will stay just a few feet/meters below the water’s surface during your dive, which means it’s quick and easy to get out of the water as soon as you want.

    While you’re on board the boat, hydrate and refuel with the included drinks and snacks. Once back on shore, enjoy a light refreshment at the Great White House, where you can purchase a professional video of your once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you wish.

    Your experience concludes inside the Great White House, or, if you've upgraded, with a drop-off at your hotel in Cape Town.

    Cancellation Policy

    Package is not cancellable.

Customer Reviews



Had a Great Time.

Ingrid G


We had a wonderful day and saw lots of sharks--a couple different kinds!

Louise M


Safe, professional and fun. We had a beautiful day on and under the water but most impressive was the staff’s dedication to and passion for their work. The experience did not feel exploitative , we saw sharks up close and came away with a better understanding.

Samantha G


Scary as hell but great to do.






  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • All diving gear and towels supplied

  • Exclusions

    • Gratuities (optional)

    • Additional Info

      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Minimum age is 8 years
      • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
      • This tour typically departs at 9am, however if the weather conditions are bad in the morning, the tour will leave in the afternoon; this will be confirmed by the tour operator close to the day of your tour
      • Please note: Sharks are wild animals and their presence cannot be guaranteed and in the case of no successful sightings a 25% refund will be offered on the trip, excluding the transfer fee. Similarly diving in the cage can occasionally be affected by weather conditions, and will not be permitted if safety is compromised in any way.

      • Voucher info

        You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

        Departure Point

        Tour departs from selected Cape Town city hotels

        Departure Time

        6am-12pm; you must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time


        4-6 hours

        Return Details

        Tour returns to original point of departure between approximately 5pm and 7pm

Tour Options

Tour Excluding Transport


Cage diving with great white sharks excluding transportation
Starting From 9599
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Tour Including Transport


Cage diving with great white sharks including transportation from Cape Town
Starting From 12756
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Picture Gallery

  • Getting ready to take the dive!!!
  • Sharks!
  • cage diving
  • cage diving
  • drive by
  • coming to get you
  • Close Encounter
  • shark!
  • In the cage!!
  • ready to get in the cage
  • Reserved for Sharks :)
  • A relaxing ride
  • Eazzy
  • Mark, after the ~40 mins.
  • No, its not a film
  • And goes
  • Here it comes
  • Need a hug? :)
  • Albatros
  • Romantic
  • Ready to board
  • What to expect
  • Jaws 2
  • Jaws

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