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Shark Cage Diving Tour Helderberg and Grabouw Including Private Transportation

Cape Town, Winelands, Beaches

Activity Description

Shark Cage Diving Tour
What you can expect
Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa and more specifically a trip on the Slashfin, is a combination of goosebump thrills, education and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers! They will show you how to distinguish between a male and female shark and how to identify a specific shark by its unique dorsal fin and scars. The 20 – 25 minute boat trip to where the activity is to take place, is by itself an exhilarating adventure.

Named after a legendary 3,3 m male shark with a very distinctive dorsal fin, the Slashfin is a unique, multi-million rand aluminium boat custom designed for speed, stability, safety and space and can comfortably accommodate 40 passengers and the crew at a time.

On any given day, we also usually see at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five – sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins, as well as several bird species.

Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect:

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, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley
Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House with soup and bread to warm you up.
Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.

Arrangements

DurationOpen Ended
WhenAll year round, weather permitting
WhereHelderberg and Gaansbaai
WeatherWeather permitting
What to WearComfortable clothing and something warm for the early mornings and winter and your swimwear.
Things to BringMost importantly bring your swimsuit/bathing costume. We recommend some warm clothes – even in summer it can get chilly at sea. A camera, sunscreen and a hat/cap in summer or a beanie in winter.Sunblock, cap, sunglasses, swimming costume and towel, sea-sickness tablets if needed, hat and your camera
Guests or SpectatorsNo spectators allowed

Requirements

Minimum Age0 years
Minimum Height0.0 m
Maximum Height0.0 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight0.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions

We provide a meal on arrival: breakfast or lunch depending on time of trip; snacks on board; and soup and bread on return to land.
You will receive a numbered bag with a wetsuit and a clean towel.
We provide booties, masks and weight belt.
Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.
We are generally able to put our masks over glasses but we highly recommend you rather wear contact lenses if possible. We do not carry prescription masks and should you have your own, please bring it with.

Exclusions

Extra meals and drinks not specified.
Hotel pickup and dropoff

Notes

Here is what you need to take with:
Most importantly bring your swimsuit/bathing costume.
We recommend some warm clothes – even in summer it can get chilly at sea.
A camera, sunscreen and a hat/cap in summer or a beanie in winter.
We provide a meal on arrival: breakfast or lunch depending on time of trip; snacks on board; and soup and bread on return to land.
You will receive a numbered bag with a wetsuit and a clean towel.
We provide booties, masks and weight belt.
Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.
We are generally able to put our masks over glasses but we highly recommend you rather wear contact lenses if possible. We do not carry prescription masks and should you have your own, please bring it with.

  • We highly recommend guests who are prone to any kind of motion sickness (or are unsure if they are) to use anti-nausea medication well in advance. Better to be prepared

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