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Shark Cage diving Gansbaai

Shark Cage Diving tours

Shark Cage Diving and shark sighting tours are offered on a daily basis from Cape Town. You will be collected from your hotel and taken through to Gansbaai (2hr drive from Cape Town). Once in Gansbaai you will be taken out on a boat, approximately 12km offshore.  Once off shore you will find two islands situated next to each other.  Dyer Island group is one of the islands as is known for its unique reef structures, which makes it one of the best places in the world to view great white sharks.

This full day of heart-stopping action includes your

  • Transport to and from your Hotel, Bed & Breakfast or Backpackers
  • Lunch
  • Snacks
  • All equipment
  • Qualified guide

Gansbaai and Great White Sharks

Gansbaai and shark cage diving

The Dyer Island group are home to around 55 000 Cape fur seals. These are not the only sea creatures, which swim and occupy these islands. Penguins and other sea birds are also found in these parts making it a very attractive place for the Great White Shark to feed.  The reef around the island are to shallow for the sharks to swim across giving the seals and other sea animals a safety zone to breed and raise their young.  The Great white sharks patrol the channels around the island, which the seals have to venture across to feed.

Shark Cage diving equipment

A shark cage is specially designed to withstand a huge amount of force under water. Some of the cage is always above the water giving divers the options of coming up at any time. Divers are never far under water with air supplied from tanks on the boat. Scuba and other equipment is supplied by the tour operator.


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