WHITE SHARK SAFARI - GANSBAAI (All year)
- SCHEDULED FULL DAY
Tour Code: FH07B
√ Gansbaai is a mere stone’s throw away from the southernmost tip of the African Continent, Cape Agalhus.
√ Dyer Island, close to Gansbaai is one of only two unique areas in the world where you have an exceptionally good chance of seeing the Great White Shark all year round.
√ Divers and non-divers alike have an opportunity of seeing the Great White Shark.
√ Other wildlife species such as Cape fur seals, Cape gannets, Cape cormorants, African penguins, various whales and dolphins are likely to be seen while on the trip.
√ The luxurious boat has a spacious cabin, private toilet and fresh drinking water.
Gansbaai is approximately a two and a half hour drive from Cape Town. On arrival, you will be offered refreshments and complete an indemnity form before embarking the vessel.
En route to your dive site, an on board marine biologist will brief you before you get up close and personal with this amazing ocean predator. These operators are involved in shark research, identification and tagging of these and will educate you on all aspects of their valuable conservation work before you head out to sea.
The boat ride to the diving site will take approximately 15 minutes.
Once anchored in the channel, a specially designed shark cage which floats above the surface is lowered into the water. Guests may enter the cages inside ring which hovers above the water, descend into the water, and wait for a shark to approach.
On average the boat is anchored for 2 hours, but this depends on the shark activity. A light lunch of sandwiches and cold drinks will be served on board before returning to shore.
Following an exciting day we will leisurely make our way back to Cape Town.
NB: Shark cage diving is very weather and tide dependent and for this reason we are only able to confirm the afternoon prior the time for your shark cage diving experience and departure from your hotel.
Basic diving courses are available and an underwater video-camera can be hired.
Scheduled and private road transfers from Cape Town to Gansbaai can be booked with the operator.
Wilderness Touring vehicle & guide can be booked to facilitate all transfers (private basis). The benefit of this option is that, in the case of weather cancellations (frequent), alternative touring arrangements can easily be made. Additionally, scenic routes can be explored.