Cape Town Shark Diving
Cage Dive In The Oceanic Waters Of Gansbaai And Cape Town For The Great White Shark
Cape Town, South Africa, is one of the world's premier destinations for Geat White shark diving. The waters around Cape Town are home to a wide variety of sharks, including the famed great white shark. With crystal clear waters and abundant marine life, Cape Town, Gansbaai and Mossel Bay offer an unparalleled opportunity to experience oceanic apex predators up close.
Cape Town is the ultimate destination in South Africa for adventure seekers, and great white shark cage diving is one of the most thrilling experiences it has to offer.
With experienced guides, fully licenced boats, advanced safety features and routines, and modern equipment, visitors can explore the marine life of the Atlantic Ocean without fear or hesitation with any one of the shark cage diving company options that we offer on Uyaphi.com.
Each shark cage diving tour lasts for around four to six hours and includes expert briefings on marine ecology as well as opportunities to view other oceanic species from the boat.
It is important to note that there is some debate about the effects of Great White cage diving on altering the balance of the marine environment, but with experienced guides and modern equipment, tourists can rest assured that they will leave this incredible experience better informed and with a fundamental understanding of these majestic animals.
Experience an adrenalin rush, excitement and thrill as you witness these powerful and graceful apex predators while safely located in a submerged cage attached to a boat.
On any one of the tours, one may also encounter whales, dolphins, seals and numerous other species of marine wildlife.
Go home better informed about this majestic animal and with a real understanding of its environment. Book your tour today and take on the ultimate oceanic adventure!
The Ultimate Guide To Great White Shark Diving In Cape Town
Let us not beat around the bush on this one; you will need a 100% waterproof camera if you want your own underwater shark photographs and videos.
We would recommend for a video camera, a GoPro (use the wide angle setting and waterproof housing).
For a still camera, any form of waterproof housing will do otherwise, look at something like a "Pentax WG-10" or a "Canon PowerShot D10".
Seasickness can be an issue, so best to take a few tablets if you suffer from this. You do not need any scuba certificate, being able to float in water is enough.
All under-water equipment is supplied (you can bring your own).
You will need a change of underwear (for after the dive, as they will be wet), a cap, sunblock, camera. A DVD of the day's activities will be made available for purchase.
Great White Viewing Season
The best time for Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai is March to September, but on saying that the Great Whites are in "Shark Alley" all year round.
Water visibility in the Atlantic Ocean is again clearest between the months of March to September.
From July to November, Southern Right Whales are spotted.
Great White Shark Islands
Dyer Island and the nearby Geyser Rock are +- 8 km offshore from Gansbaai, this equates to a +- 30 to 45-minute boat trip (sea condition dependent).
Between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock is the channel called "Shark Alley" and this is the spot we anchor and start the fun.
This alley is where we can not only see Great White Sharks but also Cape Fur Seals, Jackass Penguins and in-season Southern Right Whales.
The boat we will be travelling in the aptly named "Apex Predator" is a custom-built catamaran offering a spacious cabin, covered seating, a dive platform and a separate toilet.
The boat itself is inspected by the Department of Marine & Coastal Management annually to ensure that safety is the first concern.
The "Apex Predator" is sleek, fast and comfortable.
Before departing on any tour, safety briefings are given, and passengers must pay attention for everyone's safety instructions on board must be obeyed at all times.
The shark diving company we trust and use has 1 of 8 Great White Permits issued annually by the South African Government and has an 18-year unblemished safety record.
At Uyaphi.com, we offer only the very best, and this shark diving company is the very best at what they do.
Gansbaai Shark Diving
Prices from ZAR 1 500.00 per persom
The tour begins at 10h00 in the morning. After a continental breakfast and a safety briefing by the shark diving company, board the boat destination "Shark Alley".
Once the Great Whites arrive (with a bit of luck), get to see them from onboard the boat as well as from within the Shark Cage.
Return to land anytime between 15h00 and 16h00 in the afternoon.