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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

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    What to Expect




    *The trip starts anything between 6.00 and 12.00 in the morning from Kleinbaai

    harbor, a short drive from the village of Gansbaai. Please note, however, launch times may vary due to the tides and expedited sea conditions both of which the skipper can only determine the day prior to the trip.
    *You will be personally be notified, between 17:00-18:00 on the day before your dive about the meeting time at our crew house in Kleinbaai.

    This notification will be sent to the contact number or email address provided when the booking is made. Arrival time is 1 hour before the launch time.
    * After a continental breakfast (with no greasy foods to reduce seasickness),

    indemnities are signed, payments made and a safety briefing given.
    *After a short 2- minute walk down to the harbor, you will board our luxurious,

    very safe, custom build catamaran, Apex Predator for the 5-mile voyage to Dyer

    Island or the anchor spot where that latest great white shark activity has been reported.
    *The trip at sea is about 4 to 5 hours, depending on the weather and the shark activity.
    * After dropping anchor, the crew will begin attracting the great white sharks with a

    specially formulated ‘Chum’ mixture, made from completely legal ingredients. It has taken owner/operator Brian MacFarlane years to perfect this mixture and is a

    highly-guarded trade secret.
    *(MANDATE AGAINST THE USE OF SHARK PRODUCTS - Great White Shark Tours (Pty) Ltd do not feed the sharks, nor use any part of a shark product in their ‘secret chum mixture’ and have signed a mandate to this effect.) * Once the Great Whites arrive, you will have the excellent photographic opportunities from the boat as these spectacular apex predators are surface feeders and will swim right into the chum line.
    *The crew will also now start dressing you for the cage in diving suits and masks for that moment you have been anticipating for a lifetime- a face to face encounter with a great white shark!

    Duration: 6 hours

    Location: Great White Shark Tours, 8 Swart Street Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kleinbaai Harbour
    Departure Time
    The launch times for the trips are weather & tide dependant and will start between 6h00 and 12h00 in the morning from Kleinbaai harbour, a 5-minute walk from the crew house.
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
    • Dry diving suit for every diver on every trip
    • Mask & weight belt
    • Dry Towels for every diver on every trip
    • Warm lunch on return
    • Light refreshments on the boat
    • Warm showers
    • Secure parking
    • Free Wi-Fi at the crew house
    • Certificate of completion
    • A video link of the trip footage (available at R 200 each after the trip)
    • Transfers to/from accommodation venues
    • Gratuities(optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Launch times: Our office will be in contact with you (via text message or email)on the day prior to your dive; between 17h00-18h00 to confirm your meeting time/collection time.
    • We will use the contact number supplied at the time of the booking.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 1 week ago

    One of the best experiences ever, even though I felt sick after. Definitely will recommend it to guests

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank ShakesQ
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Dear ShakesQ, We have so much sympathy with your seasickness but fortunately, it seemed not to have hampered an outstanding experience with sharks! Thank you for the highly valued recommendation. Enjoy all your priceless memories!! Kind regards from the whole team.

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    I had the experience with two friends of mine and all of us had the same feedback then talking on the boat other people had same doubts. At the beginning, we were very excited to learn about great white shark and then see them. Moreover,...More

    Thank theos114
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Good Day Theos, Thank you for taking the time to share your insights about your shark cage diving experience. It is unfortunate that you did not notice that the sharks we not fed, but simply lured close to the boat by their keen sense of...More

    Reviewed 4 weeks ago

    After being cancelled by another operator, Great White Shark Tours stepped in and took care of us. Yes, we saw 3 great whites and 2 copper sharks. We were able to spend a great deal of time in the cage and the operator did not...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank Kim C
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    hello Kim C, Thank you for writing a beautiful positive review about your shark diving experience After so many close up encounters with the great white and copper sharks, the memories of this magical day at sea will last a lifetime. We are glad that...More

    Reviewed 10 August 2019 via mobile

    I had the best time on this shark cage tour! I got to dive twice with great whites and the entire experience was exhilarating, safe, fun, hilarious, and just a life changing moment. I never felt cold the entire time and the breakfast and post-dive...More

    Thank sarah_mt_kelly
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

    Hello sarah_mt_kelly, We regard it such a privilege to share a bucket list experience and to share our excitement about the apex predators in our ocean "office" with our guests. Thank you for the very enthusiastic recommendation which we highly value! You have made so...More

    Reviewed 2 August 2019

    A rich and tasty breakfast awaited everyone in the Great White Shark Tours building in the morning before we set sail. A light lunch, various drinks and snacks were prepared on the boat. We have been waiting for sharks longer than usual (about an hour...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
    Thank MartinNovak769
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

    Hello MartinNovak, Thank you for the very positive and well-observed review of your shark diving trip. The extra cage time was certainly well spent as your day turned out to be memorable enough to warrant another visit! Enjoy the video of those priceless memories! We...More

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    30 August 2019|
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    Response from Gallivant_with_G | Reviewed this property |
    The great whites fled the bay when they started being attacked by killer whales who only ate the sharks liver and nothing more. Recently there have been reports of 2 great whites being back in the area. Even if the great... More
    28 August 2019|
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    Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, we went out on a rather rough day and about half the folks on the boat were seasick. Some debilitating enough that they only went in the cage once. I highly recommend taking Dramamine the night before your trip and... More
    1 August 2019|
    Response from MattLeon | Reviewed this property |
    We got there for early for a 8am arrival at the office however it will be dependant on conditions etc so you will get notified the day before like we did I presume. It's a great drive also, plenty of secure parking outside... More
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