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Shark Dive experience March2014 Gansbaai or False bay

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Shark Dive experience March2014 Gansbaai or False bay

We are planning to experience a shark dive boat tour on our honeymoon at the beginning of March. We have checked availability for Gansbaai and False Bay and now need to decide which is best. Location and time wise False bay suits us better but if Gansbaai were the best option for that particular experience we could make it work rather than compromise on the final experience just because its more convenient for us.

Any information here on shark diving in False Bay at the beginning of March or indeed from anyone who has the knowledge to draw a comparison between both options would be much appreciated.

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1. Re: Shark Dive experience March2014 Gansbaai or False bay

We did a bit of research on this topic a few years ago and came to conclusion that Gansbaai is best option if you actuaqlly want to dive with the sharks while False Bay is better for viewing them from the boat behaving naturally (i.e. killing seals :)). Many operators will pick you up and drop you off in Cape Town and Gansbaai is only a 2 hour drive.

In the end, we went for the False Bay option and had a fantastic trip - saw several hunts and a couple of breaches. The sharks were far too interested in the seals to fall for the bait though, so noone got to dive with them.

Unfortunately March is a bit out-of-season for the Great Whites although its still possible to see them - useful sighting chart here : apexpredators.com/shark-cage-diving/great-wh…

All the best

Anne

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2. Re: Shark Dive experience March2014 Gansbaai or False bay

Hi,

I did at Gansbaai and it was awesome..This was the most memorable thing we did in South Africa.

Regards,

Kavita

3. Re: Shark Dive experience March2014 Gansbaai or False bay

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