In Brief:

What is great White Shark Diving?

Although Great White Sharks are seen throughout the year, May to October are considered to be the best time for white shark diving. The actual shark cage diving takes place around Dyer Island, situated off the Gansbaai coast. This is due to the Cape Fur seal colony that inhabit Dyer Island, the primary source of nutrition for the sharks.

Things to know about Great White Shark Diving:

  • No need for any diving certification to do the cage dive.
  • Limited number of tourists per trip to ensure each diver receives maximum cage time.
  • The ride to the dive sight takes15 – 20 minutes where we anchor for about three and a half to four hours.
  • For the first dive you are in the cage for about thirty minutes. Divers then have subsequent dives.
  • We use a 5 person shark cage so there is plenty of time to cage dive.


04h00 – 05h00: Pick up at hotel/guesthouse, Cruise Liner in Cape Town, the Cape Winelands or close surroundings.

07h00 – 07h50: Arrival, meet, greet and welcoming for breakfast and the briefing

07h50 – 08h00: Two minute escorted walk to and onto the boat and introduction to the sea crew

07h55 – 08h05: Welcome on board and 15 – 20 minute boat drive to the dive site. The on board videographer records the day’s trip including footage of each of the guests

08h15 – 08h25: Cage is dropped at diving site and chumming commences (attracting the Great Whites) and guests put on the wetsuits provided.

08h30 – 10h30: Shark cage diving in the 5-6 man floating cage and close sightings of the Great Whites. When not in the cage, guests enjoy on board refreshments and sightings of the Great Whites and other sea life from the viewing deck of the boat.

10h30 – 11h30: Anchor is lifted and the skipper heads back to dock (or when all clients are happy with their sightings)

11h00 – 11h45: The DVD of the day’s trip is shown with an option to buy,

12h30: Return to Cape Town to arrive in the Mother City at 14h30.

Rates valid till 30th September 2021:


per person. Special rate for 2+ bookings. Children: See Terms & Conditions

Included: Diving excursion conducted by specialist guides, land guiding by accredited tourist driver-guide in luxury sedan or minibus, mineral water.

Excluded: Lunch & Gratuities.

Passengers: Minimum 2, Maximum 7.

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