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Address: 1 Swart Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 82 441 4555
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Description: Shark Diving Unlimited specialises in conservation and education...
Shark Diving Unlimited specialises in conservation and education initiatives of all shark species around our coastline Owned by Michael Rutzen who has been working with great white sharks since 1994. Four years later Mike began freediving with great white sharks and is now known worldwide as one of the few people who is able to interact with these magnificent predators outside the safety of the cage!Breathtaking images of Mike have been featured in numerous magazines and documentaries including BEYOND FEAR (National Geographic) and SHARKMAN (Discovery). Mike’s aim is to portray positive images of great white sharks in order to dispel the ‘JAWS’ myth.Mike is a PADI Instructor and the only person in the world qualified to teach the prestigious Great White Shark Distinctive Specialty PADI course. He is a qualified skipper, First Aid instructor, qualified rebreather, nitrox and commercial diver. Your skipper Frank Rutzen has spent his life on the ocean from Kwa-Zulu Natal to the Western Cape. He has worked in the great white shark cage diving industry since 1995 and has a passion for wildlife and an extensive knowledge of the Dyer Island marine ecosystem.Nsunda is a qualified South African tour guide and qualified scuba diver. He will help you with all your diving equipment needs and make sure that your day runs smoothly!Shark Diving Unlimited was the company of choice for HRH Prince Harry, His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt.
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Eyes as cold as the sea.

Sometimes you forget some of the attractions you visit on holiday, until you see a photo to remind you. This isn't one of those places. The bracing (polite for very cold) sea is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 12, 2015
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Sometimes you forget some of the attractions you visit on holiday, until you see a photo to remind you. This isn't one of those places. The bracing (polite for very cold) sea is tempered slightly by the provision of wetsuits, but does nothing for the chill you get dropping into the green murky sea to the imagined haunting "Jaws" theme.... More 

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Randburg
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Where do I start :) This is the 2nd time I have had the privilege to go Shark diving with Mike and his amazing team. it all started with the professional and quick responses from the team prior to booking and arriving at the base camp in Gansbaai. Once I had booked with them I basically got everything i needed... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Where do i start, this is my second trip with shark diving unlimited and im looking forward to my third next year. The whole operation is first class, from the organisation, to the dive its self, at no point did you feel uninformed about anything and at all times we were completely safe. The boat and cage are very well... More 

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Espoo, Finland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015

Before I set out for my "around half the world" trip, I had decided to do this shark cage diving when I get to Cape Town. Today was the day that I did it. I had read reviews on Tripadvisor on different companies doing this and I don't know why I chose Shark Diving Unlimited, but I'm quite glad I... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

This was an amazing trip out to see the great whites of South Africa. We were well looked after by the team at Unlimited. We got to watch DVDs about the Sharks while eating breakfast and we were the first boat out and last one back. It wasn't the best visibility under water but going in the cage is an... More 

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Repentigny, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

My time with Shark Diving Unlimited was really great. First, I needed to be picked up in Cape Town Central and they respected the time they gave me the day before. Then, when you arrive at the tour's office after a two-hour drive, people are waiting for you with breakfast and you also get a small briefing at the same... More 

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I'm so glad I had the chance to do this even though the water was cloudy was still an amazing experience to be so up close to these incredible animals and more so that my 70 year old grand mother did it with me. The crew was amazing in helping her get on and off the boat. So worth the... More 

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Jackson Hole, Wyoming
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Great time with the Rutzen family! It seemed as though other boats would be on the water sooner and left the bay later...not sure if I woul dhave had more underwater time with another group or not...still had a great time spending five days on the boat, and had to laugh at all the unseasoned folks eating big breakfasts that... More 

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Glasgow, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I dive and I love water - have a morbid fascination of Sharks. Getting the chance to cage dive with Great Whites was something that I couldn't say no too. I was not disappointed - even though the water was reasonably choppy - and vizibility in the cage was poor - the team did an excellent job of getting a... More 

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Dubai
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We stayed at the backpackers in Hermanus as the had a discounted price on the shark cage diving. At the meeting point before the dive they serves a lovely breakfast of scones, muffins and a few hot drinks. I have a very big fear of vomit so I didn't try any before we went on the boat , however the... More 

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