Great White Shark Cage Diving
Type: Adrenalin, Diving, Sharks
Time needed: 4 Hour(s) to 5 Hour(s)
Opening TimesTours start at 8am or 12pm daily.
Thrill-seekers will not want to miss the opportunity to experience some of the world's best shark cage diving off the Gansbaai coastline near Hermanus. Surrounding Dyer Island, some 8km's out to sea, the waters are teeming with seals, penguins and seabirds and this in turn attracts the infamous Great White Shark. Great White Sharks are the oceans largest predatory fish, reaching up to 6 metres (20 feet) in length and powerful enough to launch their 1-ton bodies clear out of the water. Cage diving provides an intense, up-close encounter with these giant predators and, the adrenaline rush of a lifetime as the specially constructed floating metal cage is lowered into the water. For the less adventurous, boat based viewing is also extremely rewarding as the sharks often approach and circle the boat allowing for excellent opportunities for photographs.