Shark Cage Diving Trip Summary
Your day starts early morning in Kleinbaai harbour, just outside the town of Gansbaai. A light breakfast and good coffee await you on arrival. During breakfast, the indemnity forms are signed, and a dive briefing given by our qualified crew. All this takes about 30 minutes to an hour. After a short walk down the road, you will board the boat and set off for adventure.
The boat ride takes about 20 minutes. Remember to take seasickness tablets before the tour if you are prone to motion sickness. After anchoring the boat, the crew starts chumming for sharks and hand out dive gear.
Once the sharks arrive, everybody gets to take turns to go in the cage. Most cages take between 5 and 8 persons at a time. Don’t worry if you don’t want to go into the cage. The boat-based viewing is impressive, and you will have plenty of photo opportunities. Kids from age 10 can join in the cage diving fun.
A typical tour lasts between 2 and 4 hours at sea, depending on your operator, the weather, and shark activity. Back on land, a light lunch and clean showers are ready for you to enjoy. During lunch, you get to see the video that the onboard media crew filmed. Your trip video is available for purchase, but you are welcome to bring your camera or rent a GoPro from us.
Remember to look out for whales on your way back home. Gansbaai is, after all, one of the best land-based whale watching spots in the world.