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Marine Dynamics (Kleinbaai)
Ranked #1 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
Owner description: Marine Dynamics Shark Tours is the industry's leading white shark cage diving operator - dispelling the myths about sharks... more » Owner description: Marine Dynamics Shark Tours is the industry's leading white shark cage diving operator - dispelling the myths about sharks one client at a time. Not only can you expect a 5-star service start to finish, Marine Dynamics shark tours contributes directly to local white shark research by being the primary sponsor to the accredited non-profit, the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. Marine Dynamics is the preferred operator for National Geographic, Discovery Channel, Travel Channel, the BBC, South African Tourism and many more internationally recognized organizations. As you will see from our reviews, our staff are not only the most knowledgeable in the business but equally the most friendly & passionate about great white sharks and providing you an excellent experience you will never forget. Marine Dynamics operates out of The Great White House in Kleinbaai, GANSBAAI, South Africa, where you will be treated to our 5-star hospitality underneath South Africa's only privately owned Southern Right Whale skeleton! Our custom-built vessel, Slashfin, was launched in 2010 and comes with all the modern amenities expected in a top quality vessel. Marine Dynamics guarantees a marine biologist, professional videographer, and best value for money on every trip. Come see why over 400 of our clients recommend us over all the rest! « less
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Ranked #2 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Owner description: The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper who has always made a living from the sea. He... more » Owner description: The owner and founder Brian McFarlane is a professional diver and skipper who has always made a living from the sea. He started diving for perlemoen (abalone) at a young age, then moved on to become a commercial fisherman for 6 years and spent another 6 years diving in search of wrecks along the southern coast of Africa. This was followed by the diving for diamonds from the sea bed for the next 20 years.He has become a local legend with his fascinating tales about the sea and underwater experiences. During the timewhen Great White Shark fishing was allowed, Brian caught Great Whites, some weighing more than 1 ton.Today, he dearly regrets this and now spends his time and efforts in finding the great beasts to be observedand photographed at close range. Brian has worked with the Great Whites for 18 years, and has only had6 non-sighting days in the last 10 years. « less
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Ranked #3 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
Owner description: White Shark Projects welcomes local and international tourists, divers and non-divers … anyone who wishes to encounter, dive... more » Owner description: White Shark Projects welcomes local and international tourists, divers and non-divers … anyone who wishes to encounter, dive with, or view white sharks in a safe and professional environment. White Shark Projects was established in 1989 and is a world-leading organisation that focuses on the conservation of great white sharks through responsible tourism and research. Expect excellent customer service, good value and operational efficiency. « less
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Ranked #4 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
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Ranked #5 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
Owner description: White Shark Ecoventures is widely acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading shark cage diving and viewing specialists and... more » Owner description: White Shark Ecoventures is widely acknowledged as one of South Africa’s leading shark cage diving and viewing specialists and is part of an industry attracting over 40 000 visitors per annum to South Africa. Driven by her passion for these animals, our CEO Cindy Thornhill was co-founder of the White Shark Cage Diving industry in South Africa in 1992.Our MD, Mariette Hopley was the founder of the Great White Shark Protection Foundation in 2001 and is still the chairperson for this foundation. She wrote the constitution for the WSCD Industry and invited operators to join the Section 21 registered Foundation. Due to her efforts and input, she managed to ensure that the WSCD industry was accredited as a responsible industrial body in the non-consumptive sector with MCM (Marine & Coastal Management) and Government. Mariette has also been nominated to be appointed to the Robbin Island Portfolio Committee, as the nature conservation portfolio member. Mariette’s involvement in conservation and rehabilitation of all wildlife species over the years, have earned her an international contract with IFAW (International Fund for Animal Welfare). During the war in Iraq in 2003, IFAW deemed Mariette as the only person qualified enough to be send into the war stricken area of Baghdad, where hundreds of highly stressed, abused, injured and war stricken animals at Saddam Hussain’s palace and the Zawra Park Zoo. Her expertise with marine , rapture and water birds, as well as other animals such as bears, lions, tigers and smaller predators, made her the ideal candidate for this very difficult task. After her initial assessment of the severity of the situation, she selected and deployed various other specialist members from across the globe to come out to assist her with her tasks in this war stricken red zone. Her experience also lead to her involvement in 3 major oil spills around the South African coast line, namely the Apollo Sea, Cordigliera and most recent Treasure Oil Spills. Here she was the Logistical Co-ordinator for IFAW and was deployed to built facilities and to rehabilitate and clean more than 33 000 African Penguins. Due to her expertise in the field, she had a very high success rate with all 3 these project.. Mariette is also actively involved in the lobbying of species for international CITIES listing and have participate in various campaigns opposing canned lion hunting, large predator breeding programs, illegal ivory trade and culling of elephants. Mariette was instrumental in the lobbying of Great White Sharks to become listed on CITIES and was the Executive Committee Chairperson for SANCCOB for two consecutive years. Mariette has also designed the MH feeding box and pen divider for SANCCOB, for marine birds which are kept in quarantine. Both these inventions were specifically designed to ensure that stress is reduced to a minimum, when handling the birds.In parliament, Mariette was nominated to serve on the National Minister for Environmental & Tourism Affairs (Fishing Industry Task Team), as the non-consumptive representative for the WSCD, mariculture and scuba diving. Here she performed the task as advisor to the Minister and spokesperson for the non–consumptive industries. « less
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Ranked #6 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: "Discover & Protect"Dyer Island Cruises is a world-recognized 5-star boat based whale watching company operating in... more » Owner description: "Discover & Protect"Dyer Island Cruises is a world-recognized 5-star boat based whale watching company operating in Kleinbaai, WC, South Africa. Our exclusive tours of a maximum 24 passengers offers everyone the same experience of personalized service, exceptional views, and only the best.Our team of guides/skippers/marine biologists is unique to whale watching in South Africa. Our vessel, Whale Whisperer, is custom built for boat based whale watching and superior in safety and comfort. We pride ourselves in our passion for conservation as well as customer service. And we also live by our boat's motto: "Life - an adventure to be lived, not a problem to be solved!" « less
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Ranked #7 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
Owner description: Sharklady Adventures offers small exclusive shark diving trips and educational tours twice daily. This means that the trip is... more » Owner description: Sharklady Adventures offers small exclusive shark diving trips and educational tours twice daily. This means that the trip is more informative AND you’ll have more time in the cage.Sharklady Adventures is a permit holding shark cage diving company run by Kim 'Sharklady' Maclean. Kim pioneered shark cage diving in South Africa in 1992 and is committed to being a responsible and eco-friendly operation. We do not interfere with the sharks and we do not pollute the environment. Sharklady Adventures complies with the strictest code of conduct and safety for our clients, our boat, and the great white sharks, as laid down by local Marine & Coastal Management.Sharklady Adventures conserve and protect the sharks and all marine life on our coastline. We are dedicated to creating awareness of Great White Sharks through education, especially to the local children who are the future of our country. « less
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Ranked #8 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
Owner description: Shark Diving Unlimited specialises in conservation and education initiatives of all shark species around our coastline Owned... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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Ranked #9 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Boat Tours
Owner description: Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, ticking off another experience on your bucket-list or planning a special family outing,... more » Owner description: Whether you are an adrenaline junkie, ticking off another experience on your bucket-list or planning a special family outing, we aim to give you the most exciting day of your life when you choose to come Shark Cage Diving and/or Viewing with White Shark Adventures. It is our privilege at White Shark Adventures - to offer you an opportunity to dive and view these magnificent animals in a safe and professional environment and have lots of FUN at the same time. « less
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Ranked #10 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Water sports
Owner description: Thrilling cage diving experience close to Cape Town .A unique opportunity to visit the wonder of the great white shark in a... more » Owner description: Thrilling cage diving experience close to Cape Town .A unique opportunity to visit the wonder of the great white shark in a safe and professional environment . Experience sheer adrenalin of meeting great white sharks . « less
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Ranked #11 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Water sports
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Ranked #12 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
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Ranked #13 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Boat Tours
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Ranked #14 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
Owner description: Your excursion to Geyser and Dyer islands begins at the picturesque Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai near Cape Town. The launching... more » Owner description: Your excursion to Geyser and Dyer islands begins at the picturesque Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai near Cape Town. The launching slip way of this small harbour, being the point of entry for all cage diving expeditions to the islands, becomes a beehive of activity on clear mornings. All dive equipment, towels and snacks are stocked, safety equipment, safety equipment is checked and the boats are fuelled prior to passengers' arrival. « less
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Ranked #15 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Water sports
Owner description: We do sea and river kayak trips in very stable plastic sit on top kayaks. Kayak with whales or enjoy a very relaxing river... more » Owner description: We do sea and river kayak trips in very stable plastic sit on top kayaks. Kayak with whales or enjoy a very relaxing river kayak trip. No experience needed. « less
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Ranked #16 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Ranked #17 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Tours
Owner description: Shark cage diving from Kleinbaai harbour. The largest concentration of Great White Sharks on earth. See sharks all year... more » Owner description: Shark cage diving from Kleinbaai harbour. The largest concentration of Great White Sharks on earth. See sharks all year around. Climb into a impenetrable floating cage and feel the adrenaline pump through your veins as a shark swims towards you, opens its mouth and bares its big sharp teeth. Not brave enough to plunge into the shark diving cage? Non-divers can enjoy an absolutely magnificent view of the sharks while viewing from the boat. « less
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Ranked #18 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
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Ranked #19 of 20 attractions in Gansbaai
Category: Other
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Category: Bar/ Clubs
Owner description: Owl's Pub is a venue that can comfortably seat up to 200 people - a perfect getaway for any function, team builds, weddings... more » Owner description: Owl's Pub is a venue that can comfortably seat up to 200 people - a perfect getaway for any function, team builds, weddings and live entertainment. With two big screens (21 m2) Owl's Pub is the venue to come watch all your sporting events and is renowned to watch the rugby with great atmosphere.Situated within walking distance to a large holiday resort (Uilenkraalsmond). « less
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