Gansbaai Shark Diving
Great White Shark viewing from every angle!
Climb into our impenetrable floating shark proof cage and feel the adrenaline pump through your veins as a shark swims towards you, opens its mouth and bares its big sharp teeth. Shark cage diving with the great white in Gansbaai is truly an amazing experience. Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa is one of the world’s best, if not the best, great white shark cage diving regions. This quaint little South African fishing village, lies only 160km’s from Cape Town and is known worldwide as ‘The great white shark capital of the world’, making Gansbaai Shark Diving an extremely sought after experience.
Not brave enough to plunge into the shark diving cage for a little adventure with the great whites? This is not at all a problem. Non-divers enjoy viewing great white sharks from our boat without diving. You get an amazingly clear view of these magnificent predators while viewing from the boat. They look literally like submarines gliding past. Great white sharks are surface feeders and our shark handlers are trained to bring them up-close-and-personal against the side of the boat. Their heads and jaws are clearly visible.
The bay also plays host to large numbers of Whales between June – Nov. The Whale numbers often match even those of the famous territory of Hermanus. While on the subject of Marine mammals… schools of up to 500 Dolphins make a spectacular site and are often seen in the bay. All of this makes shark diving in Gansbaai, a unique and sought after experience.
Our Gansbaai Shark Diving Trips
Late Morning Shark Cage Diving
Join us on a late morning shark diving trip. Day time offers the best visibility of the day because sunlight increases visibility, and brings out the true colors of the sharks. A word of warning however, sharks are most active in the early hours of the morning. You can view them from the boat (surface viewing) or from inside of our indestructible shark cage. While most people choose to get in the water and see them at point blank range, at least 25% of our visitors choose to see them from the safety of a boat. Either way, a spectacular viewing is guaranteed!
Some interesting Gansbaai shark diving facts
SHARK SIGHTING PROBABILITY IN GANSBAAI