white shark projects

Location: Gansbaai

ZAR1 980 Per Person

 

White Shark Projects

Great company that has been in the industry since the beginning. They offer shark cage diving trips and student educational internships. The expectations of clients are met with excellent customer service, good value, and operational efficiency. Our crew and staff are distinguished by their functional and technical expertise, their hands-on experience and their passion for one of the ocean’s greatest predatory forces. Our knowledgeable and efficient boat crew operates with the benefit of 15 years’ experience in Great White Shark research, conservation and ecotourism.

White Shark Projects

Great company that has been in the industry since the beginning. They offer shark cage diving trips and student educational internships. The expectations of clients are met with excellent customer service, good value, and operational efficiency. Our crew and staff are distinguished by their functional and technical expertise, their hands-on experience and their passion for one of the ocean’s greatest predatory forces. Our knowledgeable and efficient boat crew operates with the benefit of 15 years’ experience in Great White Shark research, conservation and ecotourism.

The Boat

White Shark Projects boat ‘Shark Team’ is an 11 meter Cat. The boat is licensed to 23 clients plus crew and is run with 2 x outboard engines.

The Cage

The cage is built for 5 divers at a time and is made from Galvanized steel. As all cages in the industry it has a lid. The cage sits 30cm above the water and runs 2m below the surface. The floats are on the side and do partially obstruct the view from the side.

Shark Diving Trip

If you cannot stay over in Gansbaai (recommended as it is one of the most beautiful places in the world) you will either make your way or will be collected from your Cape Town address by the shark diving shuttle. On arrival you will have a continental breakfast whilst receiving the briefing on the trip ahead. Following this you will walk down to the harbour and board the boat ‘shark team’.

The ride to the shark diving location is 20 minutes and then the crew will drop anchor and start to chum for the sharks. The wait could be only a minute, an hour or even if you are extremely unlucky you may not see a Great White Shark on the trip. There is a 99% success rate on all boats though so the chanced of not seeing a shark are very small. This nature however and the crew have to work hard and skillfully to attract them to the boat.

Once the sharks are at the boat then the 5 man cage is lowered into the water. Divers will have 2 chances to go int he cage and each time in the cage lasts 20-30 minutes depending on the conditions and shark activity.

There are drinks and snacks provided on the boat. Following the diving and viewing you will have tea / coffee and scones at the lodge whilst watching the video of the day. (Optional Extra)

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

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 3-4 hours at sea for the shark dive tour (All gear included and drinks & snacks on the boat)

12:00 – Return to the harbour and up to the crew house

12:15 – Light lunch whilst watching a video of the day. (Option to purchase DVD @ R350 per copy)

13:00 – Finished at the crew house & Return to Cape Town

15:30 – Return to 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 3-4 hours at sea for the shark dive tour (All gear included and drinks & snacks on the boat)

14:30 – Return to the harbour and up to the crew house

14:45 – Light lunch whilst watching a video of the day. (Option to purchase DVD @ R350 per copy)

15:30 – Finished at the crew house & Return to Cape Town

18:00 – 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 trip (R350)

What to Bring

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

Shark Dive (Self Drive)

ZAR1 980 Per Adult
ZAR1 250 Per Child (Under 13)

Transfers From Cape Town

ZAR 500 Per Person

 

White Shark Projects

White Shark Projects has been running since the early days of the industry. They changed ownership 7 years ago but the staff on the boats remained the same. The operation is smooth running and organised. Day trips are offered as well as student internships for those students that want to work in in the industry and learn more about the sharks than the standard day visitor.

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