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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

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    What to Expect
    This exciting shark experience begins from your central Cape Town hotel.

    Start at the Great White House, Gansbaai’s shark diving center, where you’ll eat breakfast, and meet your guides for the day. After eating, get fitted into the appropriate diving gear.

    Climb into the specialized diving boat, complete with a shark diving cage, for the 20-minute trip into the ocean. Your captain heads for Dyer Island, choosing an ideal place to stop for the dive.

    The cage is secured to the side of the boat, and during the cage dives it stays a few feet (meters) below the surface of the water. This means it’s easy for you to get out of the water at any point when you want to.

    The boat stays anchored in this diving spot for roughly two hours, depending on shark activity. During that time, there are drinks and snacks for you aboard the boat. After the boat returns to Gansbaai, enjoy light refreshments back at the Great White House. You can choose to buy a professional video of your shark cage diving experience (own expense).

    Your experience concludes with a drop-off at your hotel in Cape Town.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    Pick-up from hotels, guesthouse, backpackers, vacation rentals and any other points within Cape Town city center.
    Departure Time
    Return Details
    Tour returns to original point of departure between approximately 5pm and 7pm
    • Breakfast
    • Light refreshments
    • Professional guide
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • All diving gear and towels supplied
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Minimum age is 8 years
    • You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
    • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
    • This tour typically departs at 9am, however if the weather conditions are bad in the morning, the tour will leave in the afternoon; this will be confirmed by the tour operator close to the day of your tour
    • 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.
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    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 today

    From start to finish this was a great day. We were picked up in Capetown and transported to Gansbaai for our shark cage adventure. The staff was very efficient and knowledgeable and the sightings were fabulous. Looking around us at other boats I was certainly...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank sleepercell
    Reviewed yesterday

    What a cool experience! It was a very early pickup in Cape Town but totally worth it! We got to Marine Dynamics just after sunrise and it started to warm up a bit. We got out on the water and into the cages to see...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank LorinBurke
    Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

    Hi Lorin, Thanks for your outstanding review. We are happy to hear you had such a jawsome time on board with us and got to enjoy our beautiful Southern Right whales on your way back! Your choice makes a difference. Kind regards, Team MD

    Reviewed 3 days ago

    First and foremost, the crew was absolutely fantastic and I would HIGHLY recommend this company. They were incredibly knowledgeable and attentive to everyone's needs and interests in the sharks. And, there was plenty of sharks to be seen - about 17 copper sharks and 1...More

    Date of experience: October 2019
    Thank D1626MJchrisc
    Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

    The team was incredibly knowledgeable and in the best interest of the animals. I always felt safe, and it truly was the experience of a lifetime! Afterward, you can have a drink and lunch while you go over the video footage taken. The transport was...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
    Thank susanl293
    Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Hi Susan, Thanks so much for your wonderful review. We thrive to delivering our customers a experience on board with us, where they feel safe and learn something about these beautiful animals, all, while having a good time. So very happy to hear, you enjoyed...More

    Reviewed 1 week ago

    Re-booked from our original tour operator (Apex Shark Expeditions) as Gansbaai has been the only cage dive spot seeing Great Whites this season. As pickup from Cape Town can be anywhere from 3am to 11am we were very happy to be picked up at 8am...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank aussiestardust
    Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

    Thanks so much for your wonderful detailed review, we appreciate it a lot. So happy to hear you enjoyed your time with us. We will forward your feedback to our team and Kelly! Kind regards, Team MD

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    Response from Samantha E | Reviewed this property |
    I think they may refund your $, but not 100% sure. They will try to get you out another day, but if you can't reschedule they way refund your money. They are quite accommodating and reasonable.
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