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“Up close and candid with the Great white Sharks!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of White Shark Ventures

White Shark Ventures
7 Kusweg | Corner Kusweg & Geelbek Str., Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 21 532 0470
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Ranked #2 of 2 things to do in Kleinbaai
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Owner description: White Shark Ventures invites you cage diving with great white sharks in the aptly named "Shark Alley", near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa. Due to various geographical reasons, water temperatures and easy access to food, this area has earned worldwide fame and recognition as the single most successful area to view the great white shark within a very shot period of time. In successful operation for 23 years, and established in 1992, White Shark Ventures were the founders and pioneers of shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Our tours are not only highly educational, but we also actively participate in documenting valuable research information on great white sharks, which is forwarded to Marine & Coastal Management Research and various Marine Biologists world-wide. Our directors and employees are passionate about conservation and rehabilitation of all wildlife species, more which can be seen on our website. Our company were the founders of the Great White Shark Protection Foundation, a body dedicated to the protection and preservation of the great white shark globally. Our tour includes; Luxurious return road transfers from Cape Town; Light breakfast and hot beverages offered upon arrival in Gansbaai; Snacks and drinks on-board; Educational information and safety briefing; Diving equipment and wet-suits available at no additional cost; Assisted cage diving for divers and snorkelers; Spectacular surface viewing for non divers; Hot lunch, beer and wine served upon return to shore; Stop over for land based whale watching in Hermanus (only when whales are spotted) Drop-off at Cape Town International Airport at no additional cost. (Upon request).
Mombasa, Kenya
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“Up close and candid with the Great white Sharks!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

We were staying in Capetown, so it was a trip to Gansbaai, lovely scenic route and beautiful beautiful orchards and vineyards!

The Cage shark diving was an awesome experience. We saw several sharks, one came up real close (and then we were not so brave anymore -Cage or no cage! And with the water at 8 degrees!

The guides were extremely helpful. The jumpsuits were a little worn, could do with some replacements.

Overall it was a very good trip, i will most definitely return during a warmer season. I hope to see the seals and whales this time.

Visited April 2014
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“only firm going”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014 via mobile

This was the only firm going that day. Apparently to make money beacause: only 30 cm visibilty in cage. Packed with people on the boat. 20% of the people or more seasick because of big waves. We saw some sharks but only from boat because of the bad visibility. Not worth the money.

Visited December 2013
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WhiteSharkTeam, Manager at White Shark Ventures, responded to this review, November 19, 2014
Dear Jonathan

Thank you for your valid review of your shark cage diving experience you had with us.

We run shark cage diving tours daily and we also organise this in advance due to the demand we have. Therefore we keep a close eye on the weather conditions etc. to determine whether or not we can go out safely.

We aim to provide the best service to our clients and to also educate them on our cause.
It does happen that on the day the weather chances when on route, to the shark cage diving spot, but we do operate in certain perimeters and will always keep the clients needs in mind.

I would suggest to always ask the reservationist what the weather conditions are for the day you are looking for and if seasick tablets is needed. we do supply seasick tablets at our office but it is advisable to take them 2 hours before the dive.

We hope to see you back and that the weather would be much better.

Thank you and kind regards
White Shark Ecoventures Team
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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“You're Gonna Need a Bigger Boat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2014

Stunning, almost surreal shark expedition! The weather was perfect, saw at least 10 great whites (and I mean GREAT) as well as thousands of seals. Will never get an opportunity to see something like this again and am so happy to have done it. I loved every minute! Staff was great, kept in contact with us about weather and didn't charge us until the trip was 100% happening. Convenient transportation, as they picked us up early morning in Cape Town and drove us out to Gansbaai and then either back to hotel or a couple people to the airport. All around excellent experience.

Visited August 2013
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“Brilliant, Awesome, Fantastic!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

What a fantastic trip, everything was so professional from booking through to the food, the crew and the boat. The sharks were amazing, we saw loads of them! Highly recommend this company, they really went out of their way to make sure this was a day to remember!

Visited March 2014
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“Amazing and Adrenaline-filled”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

This adventure will take most of your day. I was picked up around 5 a.m. and dropped off around 2 p.m. It is worth the trip. First, the drive from Cape Town to Gansbaii has some amazing views. The shark adventure itself is amazing. Your heart will pound a bit as the sharks approach you in the cage. We did not have great visibility during my visit, so we did not get any great pics underwater; however, when I was not in the cage, I got some great pics from atop the boat. Take a couple of layers of clothing so that you can get dry after the tour. Great professional captain and crew.

Visited January 2014
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