Location: Gansbaai

ZAR1 700 Per Person

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Shark Diving Unlimited

Shark Diving Unlimited has been running for the last 10 years. Their short trips are sometimes favoured by people who want to see the Great White Sharks but don’t want to spend too much time on the water due to seasickness.

Note: You won’t pay any more by booking with us than you would with the operator directly, we’ve negotiated excellent rates, and you get the added benefit of our Awesome Support, Real Time Availability, Instant Bookings and Immediate Confirmation.

Shark Diving Unlimited

Shark Diving Unlimited has been running for the last 10 years. Their short trips are sometimes favoured by people who want to see the Great White Sharks but don’t want to spend too much time on the water due to seasickness.

Note: You won’t pay any more by booking with us than you would with the operator directly, we’ve negotiated excellent rates, and you get the added benefit of our Awesome Support, Real Time Availability, Instant Bookings and Immediate Confirmation.

The Boat

Barracuda is a 12m cat, custom-built for the shark diving trips. The boat is equipped with diving kit, 2 x 15 man life rafts), dual 200 hp v6 Yamaha motors. Barracuda comfortably carries up to 24 clients.

The Cage

The cage is a 6 man steel cage that takes 4 to 6 divers at one time in the cage depending on the size of the group. Visibility is good under water but not great on the surface from the cage as you can see in the photo above.

White Shark Diving Trip

Experience the thrill of being underwater and surrounded by Great White Sharks! This is an amazing feeling seeing the Sharks whilst in the safety of the cage. For clients who do not want to get wet the boat based viewing is also exceptional. Trips are weather dependent and last approximately 2 hours at sea. The morning trips normally launch very early as Shark Diving Unlimited like to be first on the water and at the location and return normally before 10 am.

Breakfast and briefing is offered at the crew house and then it is a short walk down the road to the harbour to board their boat Barracuda. Drinks & snacks are provided on board to snack on during the trip as well as all diving gear. As with all boats in Gansbaai, you do not need to be a qualified diver to enter the cage as we use a simple breath-hold technique. Children as young as 12 are allowed into the cage if the Divemaster on the day agrees and conditions permit.

There is a videographer on the boat which will film the trip and after the trip you will watch the video of the day whilst enjoying soup and will be able to buy a copy for R350 per copy (Optional). During the low season (November – March) there may be a chance of not seeing sharks. This is however very rare and should you be unlucky you will be given a voucher to go again for free

Trip Itinerary

Please note that this is just a rough guideline and that the times are confirmed each day before the dive. On busy days there will be 2 or possibly 3 trips depending on the time of year and shark activity.

Morning Trip (In winter times run 30-60 minutes later) 

4:30 – Pick up from Cape Town Address (If shuttle from Cape Town is booked)

7:00 – Meet at Shark Diving crew house in Kleinbaai – Breakfast & Briefing

8:00 – Launch from Kleinbaai harbour – 15-minute boat ride to the site

8:15 – Estimated 3 hours at sea for the shark dive tour (All gear included and drinks & snacks on the boat)

11:15 – Return to the harbour and up to the crew house

11:30 – Light lunch whilst watching a video of the day. (Option to purchase DVD @ R350 per copy)

12:00 – Finished at the crew house & Return to Cape Town

14:30 – Arrive in Cape Town

Afternoon Trip (Only if there are enough clients to run 2 trips) 

8:00 – Pick up from Cape Town Address (If shuttle from Cape Town is booked)

10:30 – Meet at Shark Diving crew house in Kleinbaai – Breakfast & Briefing

11:30 – Launch from Kleinbaai harbour – 15-minute boat ride to the site

11:45 – Estimated 2 hours at sea for the shark dive tour (All gear included and drinks & snacks on the boat)

13:45 – Return to the harbour and up to the crew house

14:00 – Light lunch whilst watching a video of the day. (Option to purchase DVD @ R350 per copy)

14:30 – Finished at the crew house & Return to Cape Town

17:00 – Return to Cape Town

Included

  • Breakfast on arrival
  • Drinks & Snacks on board
  • Light lunch After trip
  • All gear inclusive – Masks, Booties, Hoodies, 7mm wetsuits
  • Towels
  • Hot showers

Optional Extras

  • Return transfers from Cape Town (R450)
  • DVD of the Day (R350)

What to Bring

  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Sunblock and Hat
  • Towel
  • Camera
  • Take seasick tablets

Shark Dive (Self Drive)

ZAR1 700 Per Person
ZAR1 100 Per Person (Under 12)

Transfers From Cape Town

R450 Per Person

Shark Diving Unlimited

Shark Diving Unlimited is the base of Mike Rutzen, well-known documenter and conservation advocate for sharks, also known as the Shark Man for his amazing skill of swimming with these animals.

Shark Diving Unlimited is a fully licensed shark cage diving operator. We receive our permits from the South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ Branch of Oceans and Coasts. We are situated in the Great White Shark capital of Gansbaai, just 2 hours from Cape Town. 

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