Getting into the cage with the sharks around, is truly the most breath-taking experience you will ever live to remember. When feeding actively around the boat, the sharks may occasionally brush their tail against the cage, but NEVER attack the cage. They are very curious though and often come close-up to the cage, taking a closer look at the diver. A personal, eye-to-eye encounter with this awesome animal, is guaranteed to get the adrenaline going!
White shark diving up close and personal. Our cage is situated next to the side of the boat and once ready to take the dive, our Dive Master would assist the diver into the opening at the top of the cage. Once in position, the divers head would be no more than half a meter below the surface. A free-board of approx. 30cm allows the diver to rise to the surface and effectively communicate with the Dive Master on the boat. Snorkelers would secure themselves by holding onto the convenient cross bars, situated at the top of the cage.
White Shark Ventures are proud to say that we have been awarded the Blue Flag for our marine sustainability, recycling and conservation efforts. We are about conservation, education & creating awareness of the majesty and the threat these magnificent creatures face.
Diving takes place on a quick and effective rotational system, with 5 divers down at a time. Once the rotation is completed it will be repeated, therefore ensuring that each diver can take as many dives as possible. Time spent in the cage depends on weather/water conditions, shark activity and eagerness of each diver, but is usually approx. 15 minutes at a time. We rarely have more than 18 divers on board at a time, ensuring maximum cage diving time for all divers and snorkelers.
The tour takes about 10 hours in total with 3 hours that are spent at sea diving.
Good to know
- The tour takes about 10 hours in total with 3 hours that are spent at sea diving
- Minimum age on boat: 5 years
- Minimum age in cage: 10 years
- Children pay the same rate as adults
- All trips are weather dependent
- Please note that you will be contacted 24 hours before the trip to confirm final pick-up time
- No diving qualifications or experience is needed for this dive. It is a surface dive, not a deep sea dive
- Whether diving or viewing the price remains the same. We charge per head on the boat.
- Shark Cage Diving and viewing
- Breakfast / light meal before the tour.
- Hot meal after the tour.
- Refreshments on the boat.
- Wetsuits with hoodies and booties
- Snorkels and masks
- Seasick tablets
- Warm clothes
- Warm weather proof clothing
- Seasick tablets
- Comfortable non slip shoes
- Cap or hat
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Great experience! We were lucky to see sharks very close, as nature is unpredictable and animals are not there waiting for us to arrive. We loved it! thanks
Great experience being able to cage dive with sharks. The setup is safe and the staff was courteous and professional.
My assessment is not because you don't see sharks, yes, many, but because you haven't seen the white grenade since it's almost impossible to happen, only they don't say that when you get in touch. I only find out after she is there, paid and asks, a pity this way to get clinte.
Went for the 2pm boat, advised to meet at the dive shop for a briefing at 1pm. Free food, drinks and snacks were available whilst being briefed on the cage dive trip. The Dive Master and crew very very knowledgeable, answering all questions, didnt feel at all rushed or pressured. Had a good briefing on the eco impact of the trip and the much maligned Great White. A 15 min boat ride to the site, gave over 90 mins dive time. For the 10 of us on the boat that meant multiple dives. Got to see 'Bronzies' and a couple of great whites right up close and personal. All wet suits and gear was provided. On return to the dive shop we got a hot meal, drinks and a chance to watch the video of the trip with an opportunity to buy a copy. All in all a very relaxed trip with knowledgeable and friendly crew in a small group. Everything you'd want from a trip to see these apex predators, even better knowing some of your money is channelled back into helping preserve the species, not some fat-cat's wallet. All in all, highly recommended.
Overall nice experience, with good dive master. A bit on the industrial side. Other operators all looked similar.
Light Cancellation Policy
The guest can cancel free of charge until 24 hours before arrival. The guest will be charged the total price if they cancel in the 24 hours before arrival.
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