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Unreal Dive Expeditions - CLOSED

Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 21 553 0748
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A lifetime dream come true

My reason for visiting Cape Town was to dive with the Great Whites. I was definatelly not... read more

Reviewed October 25, 2011
New York City, New York
Don't make our mistake! Don't deal with these people!


Reviewed September 28, 2011
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  • Very good7%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
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Jul 24, 2015
“WOW, We had a great time!”
Nov 18, 2014
“Terrible communication”
Gansbaai, South Africa

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Reviewed October 25, 2011

My reason for visiting Cape Town was to dive with the Great Whites. I was definatelly not dissapointed. The boat takes a maximum of 20 clients, so was not overcrowded like some other operators. It is a long day but well worth it. We were...More

Thank LanceYoung
Reviewed September 28, 2011

THERE ARE PLENTY OF REPUTABLE SHARK DIVING OPERATORS AROUND CAPE TOWN, THIS COMPANY IS NOT ONE OF THEM. DO NOT DEAL WITH THEM. Like others on here I wish I'd read the reviews here before I made the mistake of trying to deal with this...More

8  Thank Broadron
Reviewed July 22, 2011

Hello all; I apparently was not on top of my game when I booked with unreal dive - they have ripped me off over 600USD which I intend to get back. I have already taken actions including the following, which have been outlined in a...More

6  Thank kboz13
unrealdive, General Manager at Unreal Dive Expeditions, responded to this reviewResponded August 9, 2011

You booked a trip with us consisting of 2 scuba dives and 2 shark dives (one in Gansbaai and then one at Seal island). Due to weather we had to cancel the 1 dive and the we rescheduled the shark dive at Gansbaai. You then...More

Reviewed July 19, 2011

Paul Hanekom is a known crook. He is a thief and a liar. Why he has not yet been arrested I don't know. He has stolen money from our family and shows no guilt or concern and does nothing to try to remedy the situation....More

9  Thank AnnabelNewYork
Reviewed July 5, 2011

I am afraid to say, yes, all of the below reviews are true. I am Paul's latest victim, I'm only sorry I hadn't read these reviews before I gave him my credit card details. DO NOT USE UN REAL DIVES UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! HE WILL...More

8  Thank markymark05
Reviewed May 16, 2011

We were supposed to dive last year but the dive was cancelled due to bad weather. That evening our waitress advised us that we were lucky that the trip had been cancelled as Unreal Dives were awful. A year later and money was taken out...More

10  Thank NickC7
Reviewed May 14, 2011

I booked a shark cagedive the week berfore we went to South Africa with UNREAL DIVE EXP, was told by Paul Hanekom that it was all confirmed (and Paid for, by credit card) and I should phone the day before the dive to confirm pick-up....More

9  Thank captainmummy
Reviewed May 3, 2011

While we saw great whites, choose any other company as Unreal Diving Expeditions is made up entirely of CROOKS. They require a credit card/debit card for reservations, but demand payment in person. After returning home, they have now TWICE attempted to take money from me...More

5  Thank Matthew L
Reviewed March 13, 2011

They promise the world, and you get excited and then everything starts to go from bad to worse, when all the things you were told were included aren't and don't even exist, only spend 5 minutes in the water cramped in amongst 6 people, so...More

6  Thank Stuwatt
Reviewed November 14, 2010

Do not use this "company" under any circumstances!!! the "owner" is a thief and should be sitting behind bars instead of living the high life!! u WILL get PATHETIC service, u WILL have ur credit card charged 3 or more times and u WILL never...More

6  Thank mugglewump44