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White Shark Projects

Location: Gansbaai

White Shark Projects prides itself on its conservation and eco-friendly operation.

White Shark Projects currently operates the smallest shark boat in the fleet offering you the most exclusive trip possible apart from chartering the boat.

Join us today!

R2150 p/p

Incl: Breakfast, lunch, all equipment, towel, drinks & snacks on board.
No sightings: Come again for FREE!

All crew are highly qualified Skippers & Divemasters. They are also trained as paramedics.


Boat: “Shark Team” is an 11-meter custom built catamaran.

Passengers Max: 20 + 5 crew.

Cage: 5 Divers per rotation. Cage time varies between 20 good shark passes and/or 20 minutes. Divers rotate and may enter the cage for a 2nd or 3rd time.

7mm Wetsuits are available to all passengers. You may decide on the boat whether to dive or not. Weight belts available.


Designed to accommodate both divers and non-divers, you can be assured of safety and a once in a lifetime experience.

Meet us at our Dive Lodge in Kleinbaai, where the day will begin with a tasty continental breakfast and a safety briefing on current sightings, indemnities, wet suits and equipment.

Our crew will then welcome you on board our custom built 36ft, 4 tonne catamaran, “Shark Team”. Although she has a passenger capacity of 36, we limit passenger numbers to 20, offering a more intimate experience and providing greater comfort and increased viewing capability. You will be accompanied by our intrepid skippers, a Dive Master and support crew.

Once we’ve reached our diving location and dropped anchor, our crew will create a scent trail, while you patiently await your electrifying first glimpse of the iconic fin breaking the water’s surface.

No dive is ever the same, so we can never predict what will happen once we are on site nor how many sharks we will see. Great Whites are incredibly nomadic and if you consider that there are less than 5000 of them left on our planet, even if you only see 1 shark on your dive, you can count yourself very fortunate.

Back on deck you will be able to observe shark activity which occurs close to the water surface. Lunch boxes containing a variety snacks will be on hand for you to enjoy at leisure, with soft drinks and juices offering added refreshment while you bask under South Africa’s legendary sunny skies.

After about 3 hours out at sea, you will be ready to return to shore where comforting soup awaits you, giving you a chance to regroup and share the day’s experiences before being driven back to your meeting point.


White Shark Projects is about more than shark diving South Africa. Our 21 staff members have a range of qualifications that enables them, as a team, to effectively co-ordinate activities around Great White Sharks which include:

  • service delivery
  • conservation
  • education
  • research

We are committed to working in harmony with our natural and social environment. The expectations of clients are met by excellent customer service, good value, and operational efficiency. Our crew and staff are distinguished by their functional and technical expertise, their hands-on experience and their passion for one of the ocean’s greatest predatory forces. Our knowledgeable and efficient boat crew operates with the benefit of 15 years’ experience in Great White Shark research, conservation and ecotourism.

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