Designed to accommodate both divers and non-divers, you can be assured of safety and a once in a lifetime experience. Generally it will be an early morning departure from your hotel to the seaside town of Gaansbaai (105 miles/ 170km) away. A later start is available on request. However, pick up times are only confirmed 24hrs prior as swells and general weather conditions are taken into account.
Upon arrival in Gaansbaai, the day will begin with a tasty continental breakfast and a safety briefing on current sightings, indemnities, wet suits and equipment
The crew will then welcome you on board the custom built 36ft, 4 tonne catamaran, “Shark Team”. Passengers are limited to 20, offering a more intimate experience and providing greater comfort and increased viewing capability. You will be accompanied by the intrepid skippers, a Dive Master and support crew.
Once you reached the diving location and dropped anchor, the crew will create a scent trail, while you patiently await your electrifying first glimpse of the iconic fin breaking the water’s surface.
No dive is ever the same, so one can never predict what will happen nor will you know how many sharks you will see. Great Whites are incredibly nomadic and if you consider that there are less than 5000 of them left on our planet, even if you only see 1 shark on your dive, you can count yourself very fortunate.
Viewing is done from a robust cage next to the boat however, if you do not want to go into the cage one can observe shark activity from the deck as it occurs close to the water surface. Lunch boxes containing a variety snacks will be on hand for you to enjoy at leisure, with soft drinks and juices offering added refreshment while you bask under South Africa’s legendary sunny skies.
After about 3 hours out at sea, you will be ready to return to shore where comforting soup awaits you, giving you a chance to regroup and share the day’s experiences.
Our journey continues to the quaint seaside town of Hermanus. This holiday-makers paradise boasts spectacular views and many boutique stores. You are free to enjoy a leisurely stroll and stop at one of the many fantastic restaurants for a bite to eat.
On our return trip to Cape Town we travel at a relaxing pace via the scenic Clarens drive. With its breath taking mountain and sea-views, this is the perfect way to unwind after an exhilarating day.
Duration: 8 – 9 hours
Inclusions: Shark Dive fee
Exclusions: Meals | Gratuities