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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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    Reviewed 2 days ago

    This was an absolutely incredible nature experience. We also saw 4 sharks in total, including one that was 4.5 m long. I'm so glad we went with Marine Dynamics who clearly promote science and conservation as central to this ecotourism opportunity. Our primary boat guide,...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank dorban07
    Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

    Definitely check it out! Great tour, great crew, great experience. Animals of course are unpredictable, and when it was finally my turn in the cage sadly the sharks seemed to have had enough, but we still got to see three different great white sharks and...More

    Thank sararE1146KY
    Reviewed 1 week ago

    I have been obsessed with sharks, particularly great whites, for my whole life. For my 30th birthday my husband and I decided to cross the #1 item on my bucket list off — see great whites, up close and personal. We literally centered our entire...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank mollym4425
    Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Hi Molly Thank you for your brilliant review. We will make sure to pass it on to our crew, who will really appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you back soon and thank you for being a Shark Ambassador, they definitely need our help to...More

    Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Amazing morning spent with marine dynamics. We were able to go in the cage twice and were lucky to be up close and personal with these incredible creatures which was an exhilarating feeling. Kelly our marine biologist was brilliant passionate about her job and the...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    Thank tradaSouthampton
    Marine Dynamics S, Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

    Music to our ears! Thank you for your positive and insightful review. We strive to change perceptions about sharks from fear to awe and create marine ambassadors in the process. Regards Team MD

    Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    This is an amazingly well organised, respectful company who clearly love the animal they are watching. It all felt incredibly safe and not aimed at getting shark to hit the cage, just attract them close enough to see them. We saw 6 different Great Whites...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
    1  Thank Rustic_Rhino
    Marine Dynamics S, General Manager at Marine Dynamics, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Wow what a review. Thank you very much for this! We love that you had such a great time with us and stars of our bay. Be assured that your choice makes a difference. Warmest 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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