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Shark Cage Diving with RETURN Transfer from Cape Town

Gansbaai

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Activity Description

All trips are weather and tide dependant and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before.
Marine Dynamics enjoys sightings of great whites, copper sharks (bronze whalers) and even the occasional stingray at our vessel. Great White Shark behaviour is less predictable post orca predation in 2017. Daily blog of sightings is available. All content on our website is the property of Marine Dynamics.

Unlike bungee jumping or sky diving, the adrenaline rush from shark cage diving comes from being face to face with one of the world’s greatest predators: the Great White Shark.

The experience puts you in their territory while the safety of the activity allows you to be an observer and learn what Great White Sharks are really like. An on board marine biologist will educate you about this amazing apex predator.

Shark Cage Diving is safe for children and elders and gives the whole family a wonderful opportunity to bond in a fun environment surrounded by experts and researchers.

After this once in a life time experience, you’ll find yourself buzzing with excitement and adrenaline. You will have had the opportunity to come up close and personal with one of the oceans most majestic and foreboding creatures.

Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect once you arrive:
• Before the trip guests meet at THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE in Kleinbaai
• You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size
• Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks
• We then take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board Slashfin
• Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are)
• On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers
• Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley
• Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House and a celebratory beverage to toast the occasion!

Why We Are Different:
• A dedicated marine biologist on board every trip
• Our Boat (Slashfin) is the largest in the industry (most deck space per customer) and was purposely built for shark cage diving and includes two restrooms, and an upper deck for the ultimate viewing and photography experience when not in the cage.
• A fully licensed Restaurant and Crew House, aptly named the GREAT WHITE HOUSE, which includes facilities such as: 2 marine rooms where professional safety and informative briefings are given before each trip + separate ladies/gents/handicap restroom facilities with a 5-star rating + curio shop
• We guarantee clean, dry wetsuits (a rarity in the industry)
• Our crew receives as many compliments as the Great White Sharks, with more combined experience than any other Shark Cage Diving crew.
• You will leave with great memories and a deep appreciation of this majestic animal.
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Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
When7 days a week year round, subject to availability and weather conditions. Only closed on Christmas day and New Year. Time slots are not confirmed times. Please ensure that you make the whole day available as we can only confirm times the day before, and is not negotiable.
WhereThe Great White House, Gansbaai
WeatherThe service is weather dependent. Contact must be made 24 hours before the time of the excursion to be informed about the local weather and sea conditions.
What to WearSwimwear, warm clothing (it is cold on the water when the wind blows), trainers /sneakers, wind breaker.
Things to BringCamera, Sunblock, Sunglasses, Bathing Costume, Anti Nausea medication (should seasickness be a concern- recommend that it is taken the night before and two hours prior to the trip).
Guests or SpectatorsGuests can wait for their party at The Great White House Restaurant where they can purchase drinks, meals and shop for curios.

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight150.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

Chauffeur driven RETURN trip from Cape Town, A Shark Cage Dive / Viewing guided by a marine biologist, Road Transfer from selected locations, a light meal (breakfast or lunch depending on time of trip), refreshments on board and soup and bread on return is included. A Shark Cage Dive / Viewing guided by a marine biologist, a light meal (breakfast or lunch depending on time of trip), refreshments on board and soup and bread on return is included.
Equipment such as wetsuits, booties, masks and towels is provided. Life jackets and waterproof jacket is alo supplied. Enjoy a hot water shower on board Slashfin.
A video link of your experience is included in the price.

ExclusionsSunblock and Swimwear

Notes

All trips are weather and tide dependant and launch times may vary accordingly from those stated. Your launch time will be confirmed the day before.
Please allow enough time for transport from Cape Town (3 hours) and Hermanus (1 hour) when travelling to Gansbaai. Please be aware that there are road works en route and waiting times are included in the above travelling times.

COVID-19: YOUR SAFETY IS OUR PRIORITY!
It is our duty of care to ensure your safety is a priority and respond to any concerns during these ever-changing times. We pride ourselves on our attention to cleanliness and all our diving equipment is cleaned daily.

We also have the following precautions in place:
Alcohol-based antibacterial hand sanitizer for all guests onsite
Frequent cleaning and sanitisation of all surfaces
On-call medical practitioners
Boxes of tissues available
Restrooms are checked & cleaned on a regular basis and replenished

COVID-19: TOP TIPS
Wash and sanitise your hands regularly
Make use of the onsite alcohol-based antibacterial hand sanitizer
Cover your face with the bend of your elbow or with a tissue if you cough or sneeze.
Tissues will be available onsite as well as closed bins to dispose of them
Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
Limit shaking of hands for now
Fill out your details correctly when registering! Should we need to contact you about anything, we need to have the right information to get in touch with you

COVID-19 UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY UPDATED: 2020
Our standard cancellation policy stands; however, we are always willing to review on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances. We have implemented a free date change policy – so if a client wishes to postpone their trip, we are happy to change the departure date to later in 2020 or 2021 at no charge. Please note that if the client moves the date to 2021, the 2021 prices will come into effect.

Customer Reviews

Great transport service to and from Gansbaai & Hotels - on time and efficient. Good briefing at the House on what to expect on the dive. Could have offered bottles of water for every one prior to boat boarding given the heat, or continued to offer bottled water whilst on board. Good informative insight about the sharks in sight despite not being able to control which sharks show up. Improvement needs to be actually controlling the wet suit sizes for customers. Make sure they are right on the day in each customers bag. Mine were not right and had to have a smaller wetsuit than requested. If your going to ask customers to input their size requests twice whilst booking with you, ensure you pack them according to the requested size. This is something you can control. Other than that, good experience. - Michael Lee


Marine Dynamics truly exceeded our expectations. They were Incredibly quick to respond, helpful, professional, knowledgeable and fun. Their crew made our long awaited shark dive experience a complete delight. They also worked with us to fit us in last minute for the whale watching tour directly after our return from our cage dive. They truly went above and beyond and I would recommend them to anyone visiting. - London Laura


The shark cage five was amazing! The Marine Dynamics team were friendly, super knowledgeable, accommodating and entertaining. This is my second shark dive around the world and I'll definitely be back! It was also very cool to go out cage diving with the team highly involved with Shark Week productions. - Scott Tranter


On time for the pickups, the driver was really great with the group. Good start... Then we arrive at our gathering point where everything is clearly explained, especially about security, by Alina. On the boat, the whole crew is great and well organised. The shark baiters explain us where to look when we're in the cage... We were lucky, 20 copper sharks during our cage dive, so really really great and unique experience ! Thank you ! - Didier Delhez


Really great day out seeing these amazing creatures. We didn't see any great whites, we hadn't expected to, but enjoyed it just as much seeing massive bronze whaler sharks. - Kieran Grant




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