Yes! Shark cage diving has enabled large amounts of research to be conducted in the aim to conserve the marine biodiversity, particularly The Great White Shark. Marine conservation has historically been grossly neglected and this vacuum in the scientific arena necessitates new, exciting and ongoing research projects to find out more about our precious marine species and the ecosystems in which they live. Every trip has a dedicated marine biologist on board offering a crash-course in marine biology, educating you about the trends, traits and troubles of the endangered Great White Shark and our other amazing marine species within this impressive ecosystem.
What to expect?
• Pick up and drop off - Cape Town
• Before the trip guests meet at THE GREAT WHITE HOUSE in Kleinbaai
• You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size
• Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks
• We then take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board Slashfin
• Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are)
• On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers
• Weather permitting, a quick trip is taken through the infamous Shark Alley
• Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House and a celebratory beverage to toast the occasion!
• Subject to availability and weather conditions. Only closed on Christmas day and New Year. Time slots are not confirmed times. Please ensure that you make the whole day available as we can only confirm times the day before, and it is not negotiable.
• The service is weather dependent. Contact must be made 24 hours before the time of the excursion to be informed about the local weather and sea conditions.
What to wear:
Swimming costume, warm clothing (it is cold on the water when the wind blows), sneakers, wind breaker.
Things to bring:
Camera, sunblock, sunglasses, anti nausea medication - should seasickness be a concern- it is recommended that it is taken the night before and two hours prior to the trip.
12 February, 2017 - Tezza287
Very well organized and well run organization, big emphasis on safety and eco-friendliness. They clearly care about shark conservation and conduct research as well as generate revenue for their conservation studies and projects. Every shark fin souping eating person should visit this place and reform their eating habits as these are amazing creatures and are an essential part of the food chain. The sharks were great and there were at least six that we saw including a large stingray. The water was cold but the 7mm wetsuit made it tolerable, we each had about 20-30 minutes in the cage. Although I think I got the best pictures standing on the deck of the boat. Memorable experience.