A two and Half hour drive from Cape Town brings you to Gansbaai, known as Shark Alley where the world famous Great White Shark can be seen in its natural habitat.
To see a Great White Shark up close from the safety of a Shark Cage has to be on the bucket list of everyone!
South Africa has one of the world’s best Shark Cage Diving experiences close to Cape Town. Why not tick that box and let Tsiba Tsiba Travel and Tours connect the dots for you that allows you to experience being up close and personal with the Great White Shark!
Tour itinerary includes:
- Informative session by marine biologist
- Snacks and soft drinks
- Diving equipment (wetsuits, weight belts & masks)
- Waterproof / windproof jackets
1. Is shark cage diving safe?
VERY ! There has never been an incident in South Africa where someone was attacked and injured whilst Shark Cage Diving. The Shark Cage Operators are extremely aware that their reputation is on the line. It only takes one incident for them all to suffer the consequences.
They all as a collective will decide if the weather conditions are too risky to go out and if this is the case they will cancel their bookings. They all have to adhere to safty regulations set by the South African Maritime Safety Authority, and DEAT, the Department of Environmental Affairs
2. Will I see a great white?
Most Likely ! South Africa is world renowned for “Shark Ally”
In Gans Bay we find two islands situated 12 km off shore next to each other. Due to a number of geographical reasons - one being the shallow and narrow channel that runs between these two islands - Dyer Island has become known as one of only two unique areas in the world, where the chances to view the great white shark, rises exceptionally high.
The best time to see the Sharks is Winter (May-August ) because visibility is very good in the water at that time
3. How long is the boat ride?
It is about a 20 minute boat ride to “Shark Ally“
Often Marine life such as Dolphins, Seals and even Whales are spotted on the journey to and from the Dive site
4. How much does it cost?
The cost is R1900pp for the self-drive option. A Two and Half Hours drive from Cape Town or you can hop on the Shuttle for R500pp return
5. What time does it start?
The Dive Company will contact you the day before the dive to let you know what time your dive is and or what time the shuttle will collect you.