This is for Great White Shark Tours / sharkcagediving.net
One of the reasons for coming to South Africa was to cage dive with great whites - how cool is that? So reviewed a lot of these companies and found out that there can be a lot of shadiness going on - so be careful. Went with this company as they were well rated and trusted. When we arrived in South Africa, South Africans all suggested this place too - saying we had chosen well.
We were not sure about the fact that it left a bit later than the others, but that ended up not being an issue at all. In fact, probably better for us as the shark boats all go into the same general area and start attracting sharks, which apparently tend to swim between the boats - so we arrive a little later and the other boats have started attracting the sharks already.
So we arrived and had a nice little breakfast, got a talk by the captain (who was funny), and went off on the boat. When choosing your seat, I would suggest asking the captain which side the cage will be set up on, b/c that's the better side to sit on. They start putting out the chum and attracting sharks (and seagulls - got some amazing pics) and the sharks start rolling in.
I think we saw 8 or 9 different sharks - they came in one at a time and got progressively bigger. The first group jumps in the water when the first shark arrives - it might be a good idea to wait a bit b/c that first one was tiny compared to the huge ones by the end.
Anyway, you take turns, getting into the water (wearing a wet suit, weight belt, and facemask - no scuba gear) - which is COLD - and waiting for the sharks, taking a breath and holding yourself underwater as they attack the bait right in front of you. Incredible
I don't feel like writing anymore - but it was bada55 and this was a solid company.