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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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Wow, what an amazing experience... the guides were fun and interactive, we had a stunning dive with some beautiful great whites, and we're really taken care of. Highly recommended... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

Wow, what an amazing experience... the guides were fun and interactive, we had a stunning dive with some beautiful great whites, and we're really taken care of. Highly recommended experience :)

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Dubai, United Arab Emirates
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015 NEW

Good service from the tour operator. Didn't feel touristy unlike some others we encountered. Thoughtful to keep warm breakfast spread n soup prior n after the tour concluded. Gave every1 an equal opportunity to view the sharks both in the cage n in the boat and they did a great job of luring them. The great whites of course never... More 

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New York City, New York
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Let me start by saying that I am fascinated with sharks and was so excited to finally get to see whites up close. I chose Shark Diving Unlimited because it was Mike Rutzen company, and seeing his documentaries I thought the trip would be fun and informative. Don't expect Mike to be there though. I booked well in advance with... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I had read such great things about Mike Rutzen and his work with great white sharks I assumed his shark cage diving operation would be top notch. Well, it wasn't and although we saw about 6-7 14ft great whites the dive group was so large it made for a very unpleasant experience. From my research, many operators take large groups... More 

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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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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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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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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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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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Address: 1 Swart Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 (0) 82 441 4555
Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Western Cape  >  Overberg District  >  Gansbaai

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