SHARK DIVING GANSBAAI2021-12-30T17:14:33+00:00

Shark diving hotspots in South Africa include Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Cape Town, Port Elizabeth and Durban.

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai should be on the top of your bucket list this year! The top-rated destination to cage dive with great white sharks remains Gansbaai. This small fishing village is also known as the Capital or Mecca of the Great White Shark.  Gansbaai is a beautiful 2 ½ hour drive from the Cape Town International Airport. Shark operators also offer return transfers from your Cape Town or Hermanus hotel.

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Gansbaai Shark Diving

  • R2300 R1350

  • Location: Gansbaai

  • Shark Tour

  • Cage Diving

  • Boat-based Viewing

  • No scuba qualification needed

  • Children and Non-divers Welcome

  • Breakfast & Light Lunch

  • Transport Available (extra cost)


Shark Sightings Update

So far into June, Gansbaai shark boat operators have seen and cage dived with some amazing Great White Sharks. Some days produced no less than 4 great white sharks with the largest being 4.5 meters. Mossel Bay Great White Shark Sightings peaked up to 5 sharks per tour.


What will you see Shark Diving Gansbaai and South Africa?

Shark diving Gansbaai, Mossel Bay, Durban or Port Elizabeth will bring you up close and personal to some very big sharks. On the Gansbaai tour, you can look forward to seeing great white and/or copper sharks. You might also see penguins and seals on this dedicated shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai. There is also an excellent chance of seeing whales on this tour during whale season June to November.

Great White Shark Diving in Mossel Bay

If you find yourself in the Garden Route area of South Africa, then cage diving in Mossel Bay should at the top of your adventure list! Mossel Bay only has one operator that goes out daily as the weather permits. Mossel Bay has reported fantastic great white shark sightings since resuming operations in September 2020.

Scuba Diving in Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town also offers shark cage diving tours from nearby Simon’s Town harbour. Here you can cage dive with massive 7-gill cow sharks. These sharks look quite prehistoric and reach an impressive 3 meters in size. You do have a chance of spotting a great white shark here however these species have seemed to elude the area for some time now. Cape Town is also an excellent location for scuba diving.

Cage Dive with Oceanic Blacktip Sharks in Durban

Durban is all about fun, sun, beaches, and shark diving. The Durban area showcases many incredible shark species like the tiger shark, bull shark, blacktip, spinners, dusky sharks, and more. Unfortunately, sightings rarely include great white sharks.

Shark Diving Gansbaai

This adrenaline-filled activity is a must-do activity for any traveller to the area! In Shark Diving Gansbaai, near Hermanus, you can get up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. No qualifications needed – all visitors are welcome aboard our boats which launch daily from Kleinbaai Harbour. Tours run throughout the year.


Shark species in Gansbaai include Great White and Copper Sharks



Shark species in Mossel Bay include Great White and Hammerhead Sharks



Shark species in Durban include Oceanic Blacktip  and Tiger Sharks



Shark species in Port Elizabeth include Great White Sharks



Shark species in Cape Town include Great White, Sevengill, Blue and Mako Sharks


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Shark diving operators are back in operation after South Africa moved to level 3 lockdown. Before South Africa’s lockdown, Gansbaai Shark Diving operators had up to 4 great white sharks per day which is still the case. Copper sharks are in large numbers in Gansbaai all year round. 

The beautiful coastline of South Africa is dotted with some of the hottest shark diving spots globally, including the famed Gansbaai known as the Capital of the Great White Shark. Shark dive spots not to miss also include Cape Town, Mossel Bay, Durban, and Port Elizabeth.

Day-trippers and unqualified divers can enjoy the thrilling experience of coming face to face with a great white shark, copper shark, 7-Gill Cow shark and Blacktip reef sharks, all from the safety of a custom-built steel cage.

Please contact us for information, updates, and trip schedules.