Dive with Sharks at Gansbaai
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Do you really want an eyeball-to-eyeball encounter with a Great White Shark in South Africa?
Well, you are at the right place for that and so much more onboard Slashfin! Our marine biologists and expert crew members will not only show you where these mysterious and misunderstood apex predators hunt and hide, but they will also explain to you how and where they feed, breed and breach.
What you can expect
Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa and more specifically a trip on the Slashfin, 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.
Named after a legendary 3,3 m male shark with a very distinctive dorsal fin, the Slashfin is a unique, aluminium boat custom designed for speed, stability, safety and space. It can comfortably accommodate 40 passengers and the crew at a time.
On any given day, we may also encounter at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five - sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins, as well as several bird species, on our shark-cage diving adventure.
Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect:
Before the trip guests meet at the Great White House 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
We then take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board Slashfin. Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are). Wetsuits are handed out on board.
On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers. You can also enjoy a hot water shower while on board.
Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley. Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House with soup and bread to warm you up. Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.
Why We Are Different
Marine Dynamics is not only THE South African shark cage diving company best geared to give you a once-in-a-lifetime adrenaline-packed close-up encounter, we are also a multidimensional and multi-awarded Ecotourism and Conservation Enterprise.
A dedicated marine biologist on board every trip
A fully licensed Restaurant and Crew House aptly named the Great White House, which includes facilities such as 2 marine rooms where professional safety and informative briefings are given before each trip + separate ladies/gents/handicap restroom facilities with a 5-star rating + curio shop
We guarantee clean, dry wetsuits (a rarity in the industry)
Our crew receives as many compliments as the Great White Sharks, with more combined experience than any other Shark Cage Diving crew.
Marine Dynamics invests in the research and conservation of the great white shark through owner established Dyer Island Conservation Trust.
* Sightings are not guaranteed, and this activity is weather dependent.
* Please Add R750 per person for return transfers from Cape Town