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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing in Kleinbaai

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    *The trip starts anything between 6.00 and 12.00 in the morning from Kleinbaai

    harbor, a short drive from the village of Gansbaai. Please note, however, launch times may vary due to the tides and expedited sea conditions both of which the skipper can only determine the day prior to the trip.
    *You will be personally be notified, between 17:00-18:00 on the day before your dive about the meeting time at our crew house in Kleinbaai.

    This notification will be sent to the contact number or email address provided when the booking is made. Arrival time is 1 hour before the launch time.
    * After a continental breakfast (with no greasy foods to reduce seasickness),

    indemnities are signed, payments made and a safety briefing given.
    *After a short 2- minute walk down to the harbor, you will board our luxurious,

    very safe, custom build catamaran, Apex Predator for the 5-mile voyage to Dyer

    Island or the anchor spot where that latest great white shark activity has been reported.
    *The trip at sea is about 4 to 5 hours, depending on the weather and the shark activity.
    * After dropping anchor, the crew will begin attracting the great white sharks with a

    specially formulated ‘Chum’ mixture, made from completely legal ingredients. It has taken owner/operator Brian MacFarlane years to perfect this mixture and is a

    highly-guarded trade secret.
    *(MANDATE AGAINST THE USE OF SHARK PRODUCTS - Great White Shark Tours (Pty) Ltd do not feed the sharks, nor use any part of a shark product in their ‘secret chum mixture’ and have signed a mandate to this effect.) * Once the Great Whites arrive, you will have the excellent photographic opportunities from the boat as these spectacular apex predators are surface feeders and will swim right into the chum line.
    *The crew will also now start dressing you for the cage in diving suits and masks for that moment you have been anticipating for a lifetime- a face to face encounter with a great white shark!
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Kleinbaai Harbour
    Departure Time
    The launch times for the trips are weather & tide dependant and will start between 6h00 and 12h00 in the morning from Kleinbaai harbour, a 5-minute walk from the crew house.
    Duration
    6h
    Inclusions
    • Bottled water
    • Breakfast - Continental breakfast
    • Dry diving suit for every diver on every trip
    • Mask & weight belt
    • Dry Towels for every diver on every trip
    • Warm lunch on return
    • Light refreshments on the boat
    • Warm showers
    • Secure parking
    • Free Wi-Fi at the crew house
    • Certificate of completion
    Exclusions
    • A video link of the trip footage (available at R 200 each after the trip)
    • Transfers to/from accommodation venues
    • Gratuities(optional)
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Wheelchair accessible
    • Launch times: Our office will be in contact with you (via text message or email)on the day prior to your dive; between 17h00-18h00 to confirm your meeting time/collection time.
    • We will use the contact number supplied at the time of the booking.
    • Children must be accompanied by an adult
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • Stroller accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • Infants must sit on laps
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 3 days ago

    seriously impressed. you received all necessary info night before the tour, the driver was right on time. the drive there was smooth and scenic most of the way.bf and brief before the trip. great whites and other sharks were abundant, as close as humanly possible...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank Stormytravels2020
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hello Stormytrave, What a delight to read that your shark diving experience made such a positive lasting impression on an obviously seasoned traveller as yourself! It is good to know that our company- and the sharks!- did nothing to tarnish this highly valued recommended experience!...More

    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    Invited on an educational, this experience was nothing short of a seasoned professional approach with hospitality to match. The whole chain of events was nothing short of just fantastic. It is with immense pride that I can recommend Great White Shark Tours to each and...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank emlynbrown
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Dear emlynbrown, Thank you for this positive review of your shark diving experience with our company. It is with obvious delight that we read your insights about this once in a lifetime adventure and will convey your gratitude to the team - surely a great...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    As a scuba diver I really wanted to do some cage diving with sharks. Accordingly I booked a trip to South Africa and scheduled two days in Hermanus specifically to do this. I booked several weeks in advanced with Great White Shark Tours. The upfront...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank minidriver
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Dear minidriver, It is obviously with huge disappointment that we read your review of your shark diving booking experience with our company. Great White Shark Tours offers some spectacular shark encounters opening up a fascinating water world to our guests. We can assure you that...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    We saw one great white shark, and a lot of others. Every group had the more or less the same time in the cage.. second dive was also possible to do. We were about 20-25 people.. it would be better if there weren‘t so many...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank P6891WWvi
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

    Hello shark diver, Thank you for your cool review of your encounters with all those sharks you saw from the cage and from the boat! Enjoy the priceless memories of this amazing experience! Warm regards from the whole team

    Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

    Did the shark cage diving tour and really enjoyed it. Saw copper sharks, one great white, stingrays and even a seal. Cagediving was fun, but also doing the tour as a nondiver is great fun, as you can see the sharks pretty well. Crew was...More

    Thank 109felixg
    Sharky41, Guest Relations Manager at Great White Shark Tours, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hello109felixg, We appreciate your positive review and are especially glad to read that you had just as much fun viewing the sharks from the surface as from the cage! You really had a spectacular marine adventure, an experience who will have long-lasting memories! Kind Regards...More

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    RJOHNSON1992
    30 August 2019|
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    Response from Gallivant_with_G | Reviewed this property |
    The great whites fled the bay when they started being attacked by killer whales who only ate the sharks liver and nothing more. Recently there have been reports of 2 great whites being back in the area. Even if the great... More
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    katg583
    28 August 2019|
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    Response from Kim C | Reviewed this property |
    Hi, we went out on a rather rough day and about half the folks on the boat were seasick. Some debilitating enough that they only went in the cage once. I highly recommend taking Dramamine the night before your trip and... More
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    jeremybooth95
    1 August 2019|
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    Response from MattLeon | Reviewed this property |
    We got there for early for a 8am arrival at the office however it will be dependant on conditions etc so you will get notified the day before like we did I presume. It's a great drive also, plenty of secure parking outside... More
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