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Great White Shark Dives in Cape Town

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Great White Shark Dives in Cape Town

Has anyone done a Great White Shark dive in Cape Town?

Any advice? Any suggestions on which company to go with? What does the day invole?

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The only one I know of operates from the sea-side village of Gansbaai.

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Yep, I've been shark diving before.

I went with a company called White Shark Ecoventures. You should book it up with them because they use the biggest cage (6 man). This means you are able to have longer diving time than any of the other companies can offer you. They will also pick you up from where you're staying in Cape Town.

Have a look on their website, you should find all the info you need on there...


It's definitely worth doing if you're in Cape Town but the experience isn't all what it's cracked up to be. I thought it was going to be the most terrifying experience of my life - it wasn't scary at all (that was the general opinion from everybody else too). It's more about the feeling of amazement.

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Do check when you book about their policy if the weather turns bad and you are unable to do the dive.

My son had an unfortunate experience, he and his wife booked a dive as a present for a friend and they all paid, went in the boat and when they got to the place, the wind had reached a level where it was felt that it would be too dangerous, so they were unable to dive, they turned back and were not refunded anything! It is fairly expensive, so worth getting your facts straight first.

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Althought late, i just have to reply. I have have just been on the phone wit one of the Agents. Apparently no-one refunds if the weather is bad. However, i spoke to a group of people last week who had been collected early in the morning, got to the boat, and the weather was bad so they got part of their fee refunded.

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