We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Bucket List Check.”

White Shark Ventures
Ranked #2 of 5 things to do in Kleinbaai
More attraction details
Attraction details
Owner description: White Shark Ventures invites you cage diving in the aptly named "Shark Alley", near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa. Due to various geographical reasons, water temperatures and easy access to food, this area has earned worldwide recognition as the single most successful area to view the great white shark in a short period of time. In successful operation for more than 25 years, White Shark Ventures were the founders of shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Our tours are not only highly educational, as we also participate in documenting valuable research information on great white sharks, made available to Government Researchers and various Marine Biologists world-wide. Our directors and employees are passionate about conservation and rehabilitation of all wildlife species. Our company were the founders of the Great White Shark Protection Foundation, a body dedicated to the protection and preservation of great white sharks globally. Join us for the ultimate experience…
Reviewed September 28, 2017

AMAZING experience. Well-run, safe, professional. Saw the most amazing sights of my life and put a big checkmark on my bucket list. Saw three great whites that the guides kept interested for the couple hours that we were there.
The food was just ok, but the video that we left with was TO DIE FOR.
Adventure of a lifetime.

Thank psmires
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a ReviewReviews (302)
Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
All reviews
"dive master"
in 22 reviews
"white shark"
in 38 reviews
"cape town"
in 57 reviews
"great whites"
in 33 reviews
"these guys"
in 13 reviews
"within minutes"
in 9 reviews
"an amazing experience"
in 12 reviews
"shark cage diving trip"
in 4 reviews
"bad weather"
in 6 reviews
"light breakfast"
in 8 reviews
"amazing creatures"
in 4 reviews
"natural environment"
in 5 reviews
"hold your breath"
in 6 reviews
"cold water"
in 8 reviews
"from start to finish"
in 5 reviews
"face to face"
in 3 reviews
"sea sickness tablets"
in 3 reviews

32 - 36 of 302 reviews

Reviewed September 26, 2017 via mobile

What an amazing trip! Thanks to the whole crew from the booking to the guys cleaning up after us. Everything was organised great, we were well informed about safety and weather conditions and the chance of a no show on the sharks part but 5 showed up so amazing!!! Had a fear for sharks but thanjs to you guys I niw have a great respect. Bringing the rest of my family for this wild ride, gotto love Africa!

Thank 345christellek
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 26, 2017

This was not on my bucket list, not something I had ever wanted to do but did it for my children's sake and honestly it was one of the most amazing experiences. We had a great team who ensured that our safety was of utmost importance, that we were all well informed and made the experience calm and organized, giving me peace of mind. I have a new respect and love for sharks. We had up to 3 dives, and each was better than the one before thanks to the wonderful team. Don't miss this opportunity well worth every cent.

Thank ColleenM2272
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Reviewed September 22, 2017 via mobile

Diving with sharks is an amazing experience, however I would not recommend doing it with this company. For a 12 hour day you actually only have around 15 minutes in the cage. Staff also quite rude and uninterested.

Thank Kery L
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
white-shark-diving, Manager at White Shark Ventures, responded to this reviewResponded September 28, 2017

Thank you for your response. No-one at our company ever guaranteed you a certain amount of time in the cage. If the sharks are active (like they were on the day of your tour), even 5 minutes is a lot in the cage as there is so much action going on that it feels like 20 minutes and most of our divers are happy after only around 5 mins in the cage.

Once a diver has finished the dive he can dive again (after the other divers have also had a turn).

You were given preference by our Dive Master, who allowed you to dive as long as 15 minutes in the cage. In addition, you have received everything and more what you paid for, which included; luxurious return transfers from Cape Town, breakfast upon arrival, 3 hour boat tour which included highly qualified staff, a tasty hot lunch and drinks after the tour. You also saw sharks around the boat and from the cage. A 12 hour tour was provided to you and all that was promised was received by yourself. Oh yes, we also gave you a new and dry wet-suit!

Thank you again

Report response as inappropriate
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
See more reviews
Reviewed September 20, 2017

We went on a shark dive with this company a few days ago and learned much about how misunderstood sharks really are. The educational aspect was very important to me, but I was even more surprized by how courteous and professional this company was. From the time we made our enquiry (thank you Eileen for your patience!), until we stepped off the boat we were treated well and enjoyed the tour very much. The food was good and we had fantastic sharks – some of them were upto 4 metres in length!

Thank MareteS2
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed White Shark Ventures also viewed


Been to White Shark Ventures? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing