Cage Diving with Great White Sharks – In Gansbaai (2 hours from Cape Town)

5 reviews


  • The thrill of the descent and close contact with the great white shark

  • The unique experience of cage diving in the open sea

  • Admire the natural landscapes of the South African coast from the boat deck

  • The friendly nature and professionalism of the team onboard

Essential info*

  • Digital voucher accepted

Duration 6hrs

  • English

* All details will be sent to you upon reservation


Plunged into the sea inside a cage, live a unique experience where you will face one of the most terrifying marine predators: the great white shark! You will experience goosebumps and strong emotions!

In Gansbaai, a small fishing village located on the Garden Route, meet with the team that will accompany you during this sensational experience. You will receive explanations and the necessary instructions for a smooth experience during the activity while enjoying a breakfast meal. 

You will then set out to sea for approximately 2 hours off of Gansbaai. Onboard, the marine biologist will give you information and advice in order to better understand the behavior of the celebrated great white shark. During the water excursion, you will also have the chance to see whales, dolphins, seals and a number of marine birds.

After having travelled along the beautiful creeks, you will arrive at “shark Alley”, a zone famous worldwide for diving with great whites. You will first be able to admire these creatures from the boat deck before entering a cave and finding yourself face to face with several great white sharks! 

On the way back to port, you can admire the Bay of Gansbaai full of caves and astonishing limestone formations. Once back at the port, share your feelings and questions with the biologist and the other participants around a bowl of soup and slices of bread. Following this chat, if you so wish, you can also freely visit the African penguins and marine birds reserve in order to admire them from up close. 


Good to know

  • Availability: every day (excluding exceptional dates)
  • Departure point: Gansbaai, 2 hours east of Cape Town
  • Time: very early in the morning. The exact time will be determined based on weather conditions. Your reservation will be confirmed by telephone or email the day before the date of your activity. A contact number will also be indicated on your voucher
  • It is possible to take part in the cruise without diving with sharks. You may be able observe the sharks from the boat deck. Simply tell the service provider once there
  • This activity is entirely secure and supervision is done by experienced professionals
  • The diving equipment will be supplied to you. We recommend you bring a bathing suit
  • The tour may be cancelled in the event of bad weather or if there is only 1 participant. In this case, the activity will be rescheduled or a refund will be made
  • Free admission for children aged under 7 years upon presentation of proof of age
  • To take part in the dive, we recommend you be in good physical shape
Cancellation Terms & Conditions

No charges will be levied for cancellations made more than 7 days before the date of the activity (excluding special dates). After this, the following charges will be levied:
Between 7 and 4 days prior: 50% of the price
After this time and in case of a no-show: 100% of the price
Any reservation made for special dates cannot be cancelled, modified or refunded.

Cancellation policy terms and conditions

Price includes

  • Cage-diving with great white sharks
  • The cruise off of Gansbaai
  • The rental of diving equipment (diving, snorkeling equipment, diving suits and towels)
  • Breakfast (before the activity) and a bowl of soup (at the end of the activity)
  • Refreshments onboard
  • Access to the penguin and marine bird reserve

Not included

  • Any additional food
  • Tips (optional)
  • All other extras

Customer reviews

5 reviews
  • Expérience inoubliable!!! Rencontre avec les requins garantie! Dans la cage ou sur le bateau, la vue sur les requins est impressionnante! Tout est bien organisé, le personnel est très accueillant, tout le matériel nécessaire (combinaisons, serviettes, coupe-vent) est prêté. Un brunch est servi avant la sortie en mer et des boissons chaudes sont disponibles à bord.
    Elisa C.
    Jul 22, 2019
  • L'activité est très bien organisée. Par contre il serait bien de transmettre les coordonnées du point de rendez-vous car ce n'est pas facile a trouver....
    Nov 14, 2018
    Response from Ceetiz
    Merci pour votre avis. Vous trouverez toutes les informations utiles, pour vous aider à vous orienter jusqu'au point de RDV, détaillées dans votre bon d'échange. Vous le recevez par email dès confirmation de votre réservation. Nous espérons que vous avez passé un agréable séjour à Cape Town ! A bientôt sur Ceetiz ! L'équipe Ceetiz
  • Très bonne organisation. L'activité est bien encadrée, l'équipe est au TOP, vraiment au petit soin pour chaque passager. Du debriefing jusqu'au retour sur la Terre ferme, elle répond présente. C'est un prestataire de qualité et les requins étaient au RDV. Je recommande fortement !!!
    Tshama Aude T.
    Mar 8, 2018

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