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Shark Cage Diving - pure adventure! Come within touching distance of one of the most feared creatures in the world within their natural environment. Gansbaai, just 2 hours from Cape Town, offers one of the best locations in the world for watching sharks and shark cage diving.

Location: Western Cape - Gansbaai

Duration: 1 Day Tour

Gansbaai is a mere stone-throw away from the most southern tip of the African continent and is situated 100  miles from Cape Town (2 hrs drive).

Approximately 8 miles offshore from Gansbaai we find two islands situated next to each other.  The unique channel (30 feet deep) between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock has earned international fame and recognition as one of the most successful areas in the world, to view the great white in it's natural environment.

This area is rich in sea life and has an abundance of other wildlife species such as Cape fur seals, Cape Genets, Cape Cormorants, Jackass Penguins, Whales and Dolphins.

Safety Cage used in shark cage diving at Gansbaai, close to Cape Town - www.classicencounters.comUpon arrival in Gansbaai, a briefing on the program for the day will occur. The boat departs from the harbor at approximately 08:30 to arrive in the channel 30 minutes later. Once the sharks are in the area, divers may enter the two-man steel cage from the dive platform (situated on the stern of the boat) and get ready for the action.

Lunch, drinks and snacks are served on board throughout the day, and all diving equipment is supplied.

Return time to shore is approximately 4pm.

Another shark as can be seen during shark cage diving at Gansbaai, close to Cape Town - www.classicencounters.comThe boat is a luxurious and powerful 26 ft deep-sea cabin cruiser, fully licensed to South African Safety standards.

With a spacious cabin, private toilet and top fly-bridge for photography, she provides all the comfort for a full day at sea.

The absolute best season is probably in the South African winter, when sharks are particular active in their feeding pattern. The following guide-line is based on tours that have been done over the past 8 years and months may overlap slightly.





April - October

90 -99%


November - December

70 - 90%


January - March

50 - 70%

Water temperatures vary between 60 and 75 degrees Fahrenheit during the high season and between 40 and 50 degrees Fahrenheit during the intermediate and low seasons.

What to Bring:

  • Towel

  • warm weather proof clothing

  • sunscreen and hat

  • camera and binoculars

  • sea-sick tablet

  • dive card

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Great white shark diving South Africa -