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“An amazing experience...one for the bucket list”

White Shark Projects
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$141.84*
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Half-Day White Shark Cage Diving from Gansbaai
Ranked #3 of 21 Tours in Gansbaai
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: White Shark Projects welcomes local and international tourists, divers and non-divers … anyone who wishes to encounter, dive with, or view white sharks in a safe and professional environment. White Shark Projects was established in 1989 and is a world-leading organisation that focuses on the conservation of great white sharks through responsible tourism and research. Expect excellent customer service, good value and operational efficiency.
Nottingham, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
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“An amazing experience...one for the bucket list”
Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

I have wanted to cage dive with a great whites for as long as I can remember...so my hopes were very high and the White Shark Projects team did not disappoint...they are more than a tour operator, they also take part in wider shark and sea life research...making them very knowledgeable and also passionate

We had an amazing half day experience, seeing 4 different whites up close and personal...you do not need any scuba or snorkelling experience which also makes it open to all who are willing to get in the cage! Amazing

Visited January 2014
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julia b, Guest Relations Manager at White Shark Projects, responded to this review, January 21, 2014
Thank you for your positive feedback and taking the time to write a review for us! For most people this really is a once in a lifetime experience and we strive to make it an unforgettable and memorable experience.
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Sao Paulo, SP
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“pure adventure!”
Reviewed January 18, 2014

We had some problems. The company forgot to pick us up at the hotel on the scheduled day. The problem was resolved the next day, but if we didn't have another day available in our trip, the frustration would have been huge.

This is not a tour for anyone. The boat is not comfortable and rotten fish stinks all the time.

The ride starts to get cool when the first sharks appear. We got lucky, we waited only 5 minutes and the boat was surrounded by animals! (see my picture below)

If you have seasickness, I recommend that u take any medication. The rest is just relax and enjoy seeing one of the most beautiful animals on earth.

Visited January 2014
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julia b, Front Office Manager at White Shark Projects, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Many thanks for your comments and feedback and taking the time to write a review for us. We apologize for the inconvenience caused and the frustration you endured with regards to your pick up, please kindly send me the details of your trip, your name and surname and the date of your shark dive to charmaine@whitesharkprojects.co.za so we can follow up. We are pleased though that you saw your trip as "pure adventure" and thank you for your tips.
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Cape Town Central, South Africa
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“AWESOME EXPERIENCE”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

The welcome was over whelming , loved the breakfast as well as after treat , shower utilitys felt at home the staff are freindly their knowledge of this experience was exstatic really , will definetly be going again , proud to say i have a family member Warren Brett who has worked with your crew for many years I will definetly relive the experience soon

Visited December 2013
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julia b, Guest Relations Manager at White Shark Projects, responded to this review, January 22, 2014
Thank you for your positive response and taking the time to give us your feedback. We really appreciate your comments and suggestions as it enables us to offer other guests the same amazing experience you had. So good to know you enjoyed our breakfast, we do try our best to offer delicious eats and we look forward to seeing you again soon.
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Copenhagen, Denmark
2 reviews
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“Loud Mouthed Scientist”
Reviewed January 16, 2014

It was a fun trip, except the wet suit didn't fit correctly and smelled like rotten fish, and the zoologist never shut up on the trip, it would have been nice to have a few quiet moments to enjoy the scenery. Also, if you are working with fish, and other water animals wouldn't you be a marine biologist? Just a thought...
Also, have a sandwich that doesn't have cheese please. And make sure you take the time to feed people breakfast, even though you want to get a good spot, breakfast is important especially when you are on a ship for four hours for 3 sightings of a shark.
Over all, I would give the whole experience a 4 out of 10, 10 being the best.

Visited December 2013
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Charmaine B, General Manager at White Shark Projects, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Hi,
I would like to thank you for taking the time to make me aware of your dismay. Something clearly went wrong with your trip, as we in fact serve quite a delicious breakfast before we go to sea. Can you please e-mail me all the information on your boking, i.e. name under which booking was as well as the date so I can follow up on this. Charmaine@whitesharkprojects.co.za
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London, United Kingdom
Level 1 Contributor
4 reviews
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“Words cannot convey our excitement, enjoyment, thrill, and hospitality provided.”
Reviewed January 15, 2014

Have been talking about nothing else, and to see a great white that close, just shows that you have to be patient. We were out there for 3 hours but saw 5 sharks with the big one at the end. Did not look promising for first hour and a half.

Visited December 2013
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Charmaine B, General Manager at White Shark Projects, responded to this review, January 18, 2014
Yes, wild life does show us humans that we cannot control everything....the sharks will appear when they want to, and not when we want them to! I am happy that your patience paid off. Keep spreading the news on how awesome these creatures are!
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