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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Hermanus provided by Marine Dynamics

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Hermanus

Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Hermanus
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Tour snapshot
Duration:
6h
Taking Covid-19 safety measures
Hotel pickup offered
Group size:
40
Wheelchair accessible
Ticket type:
Mobile
  • Duration:
    6h
  • Taking Covid-19 safety measures
  • Hotel pickup offered
  • Group size:
    40
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Ticket type:
    Mobile
About
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.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
What to expect
  • Marine Dynamics, operating in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa, a world hot spot for the great white shark - you will experience an incredible cage diving adventure on board our custom designed boat, Slashfin, (named after one of our visiting sharks). An on board marine biologist will educate you as you get up close and personal with this amazing apex predator in the famous Shark Alley. We are certified by Fair Trade in Tourism, live by our motto of ‘Discover and Protect’ and work together with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. We are involved in shark research which includes shark fin identification and tagging and tracking the great white. You will leave with great memories and a deep appreciation of this majestic animal. We are only 2 hours drive from Cape Town along a scenic route. The trip includes an educational briefing, breakfast or lunch; refreshments on board; a complimentary drink on return; towels, clean wetsuits, goggles. Enjoy your trip with our very experienced crew. Professional footage available for purchase, provided to you after the trip via easy to use download service. A FREE PENGUIN VISIT to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, is also included.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 6h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
What to expect
  • Marine Dynamics, operating in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa, a world hot spot for the great white shark - you will experience an incredible cage diving adventure on board our custom designed boat, Slashfin, (named after one of our visiting sharks). An on board marine biologist will educate you as you get up close and personal with this amazing apex predator in the famous Shark Alley. We are certified by Fair Trade in Tourism, live by our motto of ‘Discover and Protect’ and work together with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. We are involved in shark research which includes shark fin identification and tagging and tracking the great white. You will leave with great memories and a deep appreciation of this majestic animal. We are only 2 hours drive from Cape Town along a scenic route. The trip includes an educational briefing, breakfast or lunch; refreshments on board; a complimentary drink on return; towels, clean wetsuits, goggles. Enjoy your trip with our very experienced crew. Professional footage available for purchase, provided to you after the trip via easy to use download service. A FREE PENGUIN VISIT to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, is also included.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 5659P9
Call +44 12 2492 8241
Important information
Inclusions
  • All diving gear and towels supplied
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
6h
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from hotels, guesthouse, backpackers, vacation rentals and any other points within Hermanus.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
  • 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 been sighted from the boat, they will consider that a successful trip. If there is no shark activity while on a shark cage diving tour with the supplier, then a voucher will be offered. This voucher is not transferable – your name and passport number will be recorded on the voucher. The transfer fee is non-refundable.
  • You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Inclusions
  • All diving gear and towels supplied
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Breakfast
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • Pick-up from hotels, guesthouse, backpackers, vacation rentals and any other points within Hermanus.
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
6h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
  • 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 been sighted from the boat, they will consider that a successful trip. If there is no shark activity while on a shark cage diving tour with the supplier, then a voucher will be offered. This voucher is not transferable – your name and passport number will be recorded on the voucher. The transfer fee is non-refundable.
  • You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
  • Wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Transportation is wheelchair accessible
  • Surfaces are wheelchair accessible
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 40 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

4.5
22 reviews
Excellent
18
Very good
2
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
2

_africaansley
Hermanus, South Africa2 contributions
Jan 2022 • Couples
Completely worth every minute. Aletta, Janine and Suzi made our day. Safe, well educated and fun filled exciting tour. From the minute you arrive they spoil you with their world class hospitality. Staff are amazing, going out of their way to make sure you are comfortable. The sharks swim right past your nose but it is completely safe. They got something good
.going over there.
Written 17 January 2022
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
It was such a pleasure having you and your wife on board our shark cage diving adventure Ansley. Thank you for your wonderful review and thank you for your continued support.
Written 18 January 2022
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Jay W
San Jose, CA68 contributions
Aug 2021
4 of us booked the Big 5 Marine Safari; sharks, whales, seals, dolphins, penguins.

Unfortunately, we were only able to see 2 of the 5 bc the conditions were not great (3-5 m swells). It was a very sunny and clear day, just windy and very choppy. One or two of the passengers were overcome by sea-sickness. The boats are small with capacity of 10-14 passengers plus crew, so sea-sickness is likely.

We did see several fantastic southern right whales that came within 10-20m of the boat and was able to visit the seals at Dyre Island.

We were told during the thorough safety briefing that it would be highly unlikely to see sharks during our trip as they had not been in the area for several weeks. We do agree with other reviewers that the company should state this on the main page of the website, as most people are booking to see sharks.

The staff was absolutely amazing; very thorough on safety, great tracking of the whales, full of info on the animals, and frankly they were just very nice and helpful to everyone. Worth noting the captain did an outstanding job under those conditions.

It was an unlucky day, but we were still able to get some great videos/pics and had a great time. Thanks MD!
Written 7 September 2021
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M4KU
Hermanus, South Africa8 contributions
Mar 2021
Loved the whole experience! The crew were super helpful & friendly throughout the trip. The whole operation just runs smoothly - from you being welcomed, the briefing, safety protocols and also advice and information from the marine biologist onboard. We even had our 4 y.o. twins with us, IN THE CAGE. Amazing to could have shared this with them - they can't stop talking about 'the big shark'. Great to know young families are well-accommodated.
Saw a beautiful 4.5m female great white, that got the whole boat excited!
WELL-DONE Marine Dynamics, we'll be back!
Written 14 March 2021
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Thank you for your great feedback! Our tours do not have any age restrictions and we are a family-friendly activity. This is a wonderful opportunity to share our love of sharks with clients of all ages and even change some perceptions of these majestic, often misunderstood predators. We are looking forward to having you on board again soon!
Written 15 August 2021
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Elna du Plessis
2 contributions
Mar 2021
We enjoyed the whole experience! From the warm welcome, the lovely snacks, the friendly staff and the boat ride! We interacted with 6 Copper sharks for most if the time we were on the water and all of us had plenty of time in the cage. It was amazing! Marine Dynamics gets 5 stars from our group of 5! The gear fitted us well and was clean and dry when recieved. The Skipper and crew were knowledgeable and happy to chat. We felt safe and well looked after. Thank you all.
To everyone......you MUST do it, you CAN do it.
Written 11 March 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Thank you for sharing your amazing experience!
Written 15 August 2021
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Wasiemal
Cape Town, South Africa20 contributions
Dec 2020
My daughters and I stayed at Grootbos Private Nature Reserve who arranged the shark cage diving for us. The Marine Dynamics team was great and very professional! They explained the whole process before leaving. Thank you for an exhilarating and awesome experience!
Written 9 December 2020
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What a wonderful family adventure! We are delighted that you had an exhilarating and awesome experience.
Written 15 August 2021
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Rob G
Bellville, South Africa1,235 contributions
Dec 2020
Very informative and friendly experience. Another one ticked off the bucket list. Marine Dynamics are very professional and have a made for purpose boat that can handle the windy rough seas very well. The marine biologist gave us a lot of information and was available to answer questions on board during the dive as well. The equipment available was in very good condition. Great experience. No great whites appeared but we did get to see a few bronze whalers.
Written 8 December 2020
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Thank you for your detailed review! Bronze whaler sharks (Carcharhinus brachyurus) otherwise known as the copper shark because of their distinctive colouration is the new star at the shark cage diving boats in Gansbaai. This species is found in temperate waters and usually seen in groups. Bronze whalers can grow up to 3.3m in length during its 25 to 30-year lifespan. Their copper/gold colour is distinctive, and this species is very active around the boats leaving nature lovers and divers enthralled
Written 15 August 2021
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Mike S
St. Albans, UK335 contributions
Mar 2020
Love this company and their philosophy. They really care for the environment and give you the best experience in shark cage diving. The staff are all wonderful and the boat idea and specially made. They supply wet suits, which are essential in the cold water if you want to stay down and look for any length of time. An utter joy to see these beasts in their home environment. Great hot chocolate and tea afterwards to warm you up as well.
Written 27 March 2020
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Scott B
Greenville, United States4 contributions
Mar 2020 • Friends
FYI since 2017 with the arrival of Orca killer whales, shark encounters have dropped. Whale watching is on the increase! Winter time is the best time to visit them.

The staff is great, full of info. Nice big boats to take you out on the ocean for the short trip to viewing sites. Food and drinks onboard provided. Foods before and after.

Water temperature is cool and wetsuits to keep you warm are provided.
Written 7 March 2020
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Thank you for your review ! We strive to give you the best experience possible and are very thankful that you chose us as in choosing us you make a difference! We are working with wildlife and so everyday is a new adventure. The Great White Shark sightings is not as predictable as they once were due to numerous factors which include but are not limited to the Orca sightings! But we have sightings of different iconic sharks, such as the Bronze Whalers or Copper Sharks. Our sightings is yearly which makes it even more exciting every day out at sea. Visit our daily blogs to stay updated on all our sightings! Kind regards, Team MD
Written 9 March 2020
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DMGGTS
Western Cape, South Africa19 contributions
Nov 2019
Marine Dynamics is the place to use if you want to do Shark Cage Diving. They use Marine Bioligists to assist on the boat when you go out with them. They have a shuttle that picks you up at your hotel in Cape Town and transport you to their Headquaters in Kleinbaai. After that they take you back.

They have an Restaurant on the premises and as well accommodation. The accommodation is neat and some have fire places in the room.
Written 6 March 2020
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Hey there! Thank you so much for your review and for choosing us as well as recommending us for Shark Cage Diving ! We hope to see you soon again ! Kind Regards, Team MD
Written 9 March 2020
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Kristine O
3 contributions
Mar 2020 • Couples
I am 24 weeks pregnant and felt reassured, taken care of and safe through the whole experience! This company (Marine Dynamics) had the biggest, most comfortable and customized vessel out of all the companies. They were quickly responsive to questions. They fit a large amount of ppl in their cage. Sit on the bottom right side and try to be the first to get in the cage bc you may be able to squeeze in a second turn on the cage if your boat isn't super booked! The view from the boat is just as awesome as on the cage. Try to get the spot to the far right of the cage bc that is where they cum from and the sharks go there the most. Staff is very knowledgeable and friendly. Boat is big enough that even with choppy waters, the boat ride is not rough. We sat on the bottom back. I was worried about being cold, but they have blankets on board and give you rain jackets that help. On the way back you çan wear your wetsuit home and they is very very helpful in keeping you warm. If you are unsure about sizes, try to go early to check bc they bring whatever size you say in your booking. (There is no trying it on before getting on the boat). Yummy snacks on board but I don't recall if there were any drinks on board but I was fine without it during our excursion. They have hot chocolate and tea after you get out of the cage. It can be some waiting before you see sharks but don't let that worry you. The Chum is not smelly at all and my smell is intense since I am pregnant. Highly recommend this experience!
Written 3 March 2020
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Thank you for your detailed review! We are delighted that you enjoyed your shark experience with us. Slashfin (our vessel) is 14m in length and our cage can comfortably fit 8 - 10 guests. This vessel was designed by a naval architect specifically for shark cage diving in the world-famous and Dyer Island ecosystem. Safety is our first priority and our experienced crew will go out fo their way to make sure guests are comfortable. Our marine biologist will assist with wetsuit sizing during registration and we always have spares on board. We have water and juice boxes on board, together with the hot drinks to warm you up after the tour. Glad that the chum did not smell, luckily our chum mixture is frozen prior to the tour to minimize any overpowering scents. This mixture is then thawed in seawater to create a scent trail, attracting the sharks closer to the vessel to investigate. We hope to see you and your family again one day. Warm regards Team MD
Written 4 March 2020
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Honeymoon- trip of a lifetime!
We booked this trip as part of our honeymoon in South Africa. We were picked up in Cape Town by a driver and taken
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Fun shark diving experience !
We loved our shark cage diving experience with Marine Dynamics! If you are coming from Cape Town be aware that it’s
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100% Recommend
We booked through a third-party (Apex) who sent up to Marine Dynamics for our cage diving tour. I'd recommend goin
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Highlight of the trip
Highlight of my trip to Cape Town. It is a long drive from Cape Town but worth it and using their own transport mea
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Experience not to be forgotten…
What an amazing experience and such a “caring crew” from the time of booking to helping us with transport to and fr
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Amazing!
It was an awesome experience! They crew was very friendly and very knowledgeable about the ocean. Fantastic!
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Great crew but disappointing trip
Maybe our expectations were too high, or we felt misled by the emphasis on the great whites on the website, but to
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Bucket List item ticked off
The shark cage diving experience was quite a thrill. Definitely worth doing, if you are in the Gaansbai area.
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Whale watching
We had a glorious day with Marine Dynamics despite inclement weather and a few guests being seasick. The staff were
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Great experience!
From the time reservations were made, this was nothing but a pleasurable experience! Although we didn’t see a Grea
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A unique experience
What an experience! Due to the blog of the organizer we were absolutely aware that we can experience everything wea
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Absolutely Amazing Experience
It was a wonderful experience indeed. The pick up was right on time, our driver Sallie was great. The breakfast on
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Out of a movie
We had a great experience with this company. Their friendly driver picked us up right at our hotel. They fed us a b
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What a Day, What an Experience & What a Team!
What a Day, What an Experience, & What a Team! A group of us decided to brave the waters and go shark cage diving.
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Great service and amazing experience
From the pick-up to the arrival the team was so knowledgeable and the service is great. The chat and breakfast befo
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