For those who are passionate about sharks, nothing could be more thrilling than coming face to face with the apex predator of the oceans - the Great White Shark! Experience the thrill of coming face to face with Great White Sharks while being safely cocooned in a cage in the ocean. The experience takes place at Dyer Island, Gaansbaai, a well-known shark feeding spot where thousands of seals are found. A thrilling experience not to be missed.
Alongside sightings of great whites, copper sharks (bronze whalers), and even the occasional stingray can be seen. Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa is a combination of goosebump thrills, education, and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers! They will show you how to distinguish between a male and female shark and how to identify a specific shark by its unique dorsal fin and scars. The 20 - 25 minute boat trip to where the activity is to take place, is by itself an exhilarating adventure.
On any given day, you can also usually see at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five - sharks, dolphins, whales, seals, and penguins, as well as several bird species.
Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect:
Before the trip meet in Kleinbaai
You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size
Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks
Take a stroll down to the harbour to board the boat
Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride (where you anchor depends on where the sharks are)
On average, anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers
Weather permitting, take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley
Lastly, a debrief with something to warm you up
Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.
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