Shark Cage Diving: Declining Numbers Mean That Our Time Could Be Running Out

Welcome to Gansbaai, situated in the Western Cape province of South Africa. This quaint coastal town has a rich historical heritage but is perhaps best known for the diverse marine life, located only 15 minutes from the shore. Here you will find an almost perfect ecological balance. A 60,000-strong colony of Cape Fur seals on Dyer’s Island and hundreds of African penguins. As a natural predator to these creatures, the…

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Shark Cage Diving: Am I locked in?

December 10th, 2018

Safety and cage information to put your mind at ease before your trip  Shark cage diving is one of the most popular activities in the Western Cape. Adventure seekers, conservationists and animal-lovers alike, come out to hit the water and encounter the incredible Great White and Apex predators – in their natural habitat. However, some are understandably worried about their safety, as the thrill of meeting a shark in person…

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Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai?

Fun facts about the town and the sharks you could meet Gansbaai is one of the best regions in the Western Cape for shark cage diving. Not only is it a scenic little fishing town, away from the hustle and bustle of the city, it’s also conservationally significant. As home to places such as the Klipgat Cave in the Walker Bay Marine Reserve and historical khoi sites, it carefully preserves…

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How to prepare for your shark cage diving experience

Shark cage diving can seem like a daunting activity if you’ve never done it before. Despite being well managed and carefully controlled, there are one or two things you need to know, and do, in preparation for your shark cage excursion. We’ll take you through the basics, however, these are just extra precautions and things to check on over and above what your package provides you with. Dealing with seasickness…

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Ethical Shark Cage Diving

An animal encounter you can feel good about  Shark cage diving is considered one of SA’s fastest-growing animal encounter experiences, with tourists and locals alike, travelling to meet our Great Whites face-to-face. For many, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that can’t be missed – but at what cost? With the decline of ocean landscapes and an increasing awareness around some of the issues that conservationists and aquatic animals face, consumers…

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