The Shark Boat
The 11 Meter long boat, Megalodon 2, was custom built in Gansbaai. At 3.8 Meters wide, Megalodon 2 is one of the most stable boats in our industry, helping to radically reduce sea sickness. Its also extremely comfortable, with spacious viewing space, and an on-board toilet. The boat can take up to 32 passengers and 5 crew members, but for your comfort, we do not take more than 25 passengers. The highly qualified crew is made up of our Level 3 Medic/Skipper, the dive master, videographer, bait handler and deckhand. They are all well trained to see to any and all emergency situations in a skilled manner.
The boat, cage and fittings on the boat comply strictly with the South African Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). They are regularly inspected by SAMSA and go through thorough quality checks and maintenance every month.
The safety equipment on the boat consists of a cell phone, radio phone, first aid medical kits, fire extinguishers, life jackets and a life boat that can carry 54 passengers. Our medical equipment includes oxygen and fluid replacement. We work in close association with Western Cape Paramedic Services, providing a 24 hour helicopter rescue and ambulance service.
The safety of the sharks is a high priority for us. Megalodon 2 is the only boat in the shark diving industry that has custom designed motors that lift entirely out of the water, so that that the propellers do not harm the sharks in any way.
The boat offers a great all round comfortable experience, helping make your shark cage dive in Gansbaai a truly memorable one.