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“Brilliant day out but pay attention who you book through”

White Shark Diving Company
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Recommended length of visit: More than 3 hours
Owner description: White Shark Diving Co specializes in exclusive GREAT WHITE SHARK adventure tours in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa. Rated #1 by industry peers, we strive to deliver excellence by being the only Shark Cage Diving Company to offer exclusive & private tours with limited seating capacity for extra comfort, safety and dive time! We are the exclusive carrier of all International Celebrities, VIPs and Sporting Teams. White Shark Diving Company have been advocates for the protection of the Great White Shark species; by pioneering sustainable methods of practice, founding and funding scientific research initiatives and being a key player in the development and implementation of The Great White Shark Protection Foundation of South Africa.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Bathroom facilities
Reviewed September 15, 2009

We booked this trip through sharkbookings.com but in actual fact it would seem that no matter who you book through, once you get to gansbaai all the various companies offload customers at a central venue and they are shipped out from there. When arriving at shark bookings it was very chaotic, they seemed unprepared for our arrival and almost lost part of the group on the way to the harbour. But once we were all together at the whale viewing/shark diving centre we never saw the staff from sharkbookings again and staff here ensured things were run very professionally and we were reassured. Customers should be aware that they will be on the boat for approximately 4 hours. I would seriously recommend taking sea-sickness tablets before heading out as it is very likely you will feel ill if you dont and not enjoy the trip. These details aside it was a BRILLIANT experience. Our guide was a knowledgeable marine biologist who could answer the variety of questions we posed. There were wetsuits to fit up to 4xl divers. Lunch was included before we left and snacks were also availble on board. 5 people at a time go into the cage once a shark has been spotted ~(although it may be a long wait before this happens) and are left in for 20-30 minutes with an option to go back in later if you would like. We felt safe at all times but were still close enough to the sharks to get the adrenaline flowing. We saw a few different sharks and had loads of photo opportunites in the water and back on board. I would definitely recommend this trip!

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Reviewed September 30, 2017
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Reviewed August 15, 2017
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