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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

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From $206.34

377 reviews   (4.51)

Price varies by group size

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Pricing Info: Per Person

Duration: 10 hours

Departs: Cape Town, Cape Town

Ticket Type: Mobile or paper ticket accepted

Free cancellation

Up to 24 hours in advance.

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You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks. This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.

What's Included

All diving gear and towels supplied


Hotel pickup and drop-off

Light refreshments

Professional guide

What's Not Included


Traveler Information

  • CHILD: Age: 5 - 11
  • ADULT: Age: 12 - 99

Additional Info

  • Contactless payments for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Public transportation options are available nearby
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Suitable for all physical fitness levels
  • This tour typically departs at 9am, however if the weather conditions are bad in the morning, the tour will leave in the afternoon; this will be confirmed by the tour operator close to the day of your tour
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
  • All areas and surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Face masks provided for travellers
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Infants are required to sit on an adult’s lap
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • Please note: Sharks are wild animals and their presence cannot be guaranteed. Every experience that guests have w, is educational from start to finish. The local supplier works with wild life and nature and sightings are never guaranteed. If a shark has b
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Temperature checks for travellers upon arrival
  • Transportation options are wheelchair accessible
  • Wheelchair accessible

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours before the scheduled departure time.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.


A trip to remember
Kate_wiggy08, 20-12-2022
Super organised and well run trip. From the breakfast and brief to the walk down to the boat, the staff were great. We had no idea what to expect but at all times we felt safe and excited! The sharks arrived almost immediately and we were in the first cage to go down. We saw some incredible sharks and despite the freezing sea, felt warm in the wetsuits and boots provided. The warm hose down and hot chocolate afterwards was great, although can still smell the chump!! Will never forget this trip and can’t recommend these guys enough for this experience.
Great staff
427reginaldm, 20-12-2022
Very enjoyable trip. However, I thought we were going to seal island was included on the trip. The captain and staff are very knowledgeable and friendly. I would use this company again.
Amazing experience!
Rosemin_R, 14-12-2022
The most memorable part of the experience was of course the close encounter with the sharks. Although the water was freezing cold once the sharks showed up everything else was secondary.
Awesome experience!
I5764IAsamc, 13-12-2022
This was an excellent addition to our Cape Town trip! They picked us up 2 hours away in Cape Town at our hotel. The driver was on time and friendly. It’s only a 20 min boat ride from shore. The sharks showed up immediately and hung around the whole time. You’re in the water for a pretty good while. Enough time to see several sharks. Some came inches the cage! They were all Bronze Whaler sharks. After getting out of the water, you’re able to take a quick wet shower and then they hand you a towel and hot chocolate. There’s an upper deck that you can view the sharks from after you’re done.

Only thing I would say is to pack your own sea sick meds if you’re susceptible to sea sickness. It can get quite rough.
Experience of a lifetime
Kerry_W, 10-12-2022
This experience is a must for everyone. We had a great day, collection from the hotel in Cape Town and driven to the boat. Just under two hours with a stop for refreshments/toilet along the way. Everything is explained really clearly, the team were super helpful and friendly. Breakfast was provided and soup after we got back. There were plenty of sharks and to see them so close up was amazing! Highly recommend this excursion. Tip - invest in a waterproof case for your phone. We got some amazing videos of the sharks.
Well run and super engaging.
ianmutchnick, 09-01-2023
While their "marine biologist" perhaps knew a bit less about the ecosystem than I would have liked, we safely and smoothly plopped down amidst the sharks and the experience was very comfortable.
583gailh, 09-01-2023
Seeing all the sharks so close up it was amazing the whole trip was well organised all the staff were very knowledgeable it was a great day
Close encounter
William_C, 04-01-2023
Close up experience with huge sharks . Worth the time and money . No regrets . The guide was very knowledgeable
Great White sighting
William_S, 24-12-2022
Seeing a great white shark plus the water is really cold. Family had a great time. Good thing they provide wet suits.
Shark Bait!!!!
U4740CGkarenw, 06-02-2023
Great trip! Everyone was super knowledgeable, personable and helpful. I was a little ny, but they put me right at ease. Would definitely recommend it, and would definitely do it again!
Great Experience
ackjjoseph, 05-02-2023
Everything was so well coordinated a few months ahead of time via email.
Pick up at hotel was well organized, driver Nizam was very good and went out of his way to show us a few things on the return trip back to the hotel. e.g. he took us to a look out point where we saw a couple whales and and some monkeys.
The shark cage diving experience was also awesome. Getting to see sharks so close was amazing. Don't expect to see any great whites as they are very rare now due to orca predation. No fault of Marine Dynamics that's nature.
The only downside was I got a bit sea sick on the boat after my dive. However the staff were amazing on trying to make me comfortable. Special mention to our guide that day Alina who made it her responsibility I was well taken care of.
A Day We'll Remember
Nicole_J, 26-01-2023
An extraordinary experience start to finish. From our on-time pickup at our AirBnb, through the diving and return trip, everything was so adeptly and smoothly orchestrated that I wish I could leave more than 5 stars.

Transportation: The van was spacious and modern with AC - we managed to sneak in naps both ways. The driver stopped once on each trip around the halfway point at beautiful little markets that really added to the overall experience.

Once in Gansbaii, we were escorted to a light breakfast (fruit, yogurt, croissants, coffee) at the Great White restaurant. After getting settled, our boat's marine biologist did a safety debrief and also educated us on the sharks we would hopefully see that day. We then walked as a group to the harbor. It was a short distance that would not be prohibitive to those with mobility concerns.

We were on the Slashfin. The way out was a bit choppy, but it was a short ride. If you are prone to motion sickness, the lower level feels less movement.

Everyone was broken into four smaller groups to take their turn in the cage. I believe there were 8 of us at once in the cage. There was plenty of room to move. Everyone is outfitted with a 5mil wetsuit, diving shoes, a face mask, and a weight belt. You are not given a snorkel or oxygen. Hold your breath and brace yourself using a foot rail near the bottom of the cage.

We were SURROUNDED by bronze whalers (copper sharks). They came close enough to (theoretically) touch and even slapped the cage with their tail fins. Exhilarating! My husband was hesitant and mildly anxious about the entire outing. He is now a convert. If he can do it, so can you.

After the dive and a hot hose-off, you change back into your clothes and watch the sharks from the upper deck. There were snacks available as well.

One of our friends experienced seasickness later in the day. The staff made him comfortable near the front of the boat and was very caring when checking in, without drawing attention to him.

Back at the restaurant we were given soup and rolls. You can also buy a video of your dive for R200, which is very reasonable compared to what we've been charged for similar elsewhere.

The staff was so informative and engaging, from our driver to the marine biologist on board, and the boat crew. The focus on conservation was also very moving.

Truly one of the best experiences I've booked. If the Great Whites return to Dyer Island, I'll be back, too.
Martha_F, 18-01-2023
Being in the cage and experiencing a real live encounter. The whole experience was amazing. I really enjoyed the scenery. You should not advertise Great whites as none have been in the area for several years. It’s very misleading. I would still book because I love sharks in general but I feel deceived thinking I was going to see a great white
Very good
Michelle_M, 03-01-2023
Hi! I definitely would recommend doing this trip. Although it is a long drive from Cape Town, the people are so warm and friendly.

We didn’t see great white sharks, but we did see copper sharks, a giant stingray, and many birds. The guides are friendly, informative, and the breakfast and soup for lunch were both welcoming and delicious!

The only criticisms I have is possibly have smaller groups - I felt a little shortened in the experience of seeing animals since there were so many of us and they needed everyone to get in.

The other area of improvement is possibly having it longer or later in the day. When the thing finished we all kind of felt forgotten or just told to wait around for a debriefing that didn’t come.
Great experience, lovely...
Tomini_F, 28-01-2023
Great experience, lovely and welcoming staff. Would have appreciated more clarity with regards to the possibility of seeing Great White Sharks beforehand. Whole team is wonderful though! Would do it again