White Shark Diving in Gansbaai

Over the past ten years whilst running Africa Awaits Tours and Safaris I had many clients enjoy White Shark Diving off the Cape Coast.

Sharks are quite possibly the world’s most feared animals, from the smallest sand shark to the enormous whale shark, they are sleek, muscled, agile, and have a terribly nasty reputation which isn’t helped by their razor sharp teeth or their ability to sense the blood of an injured animal from over a kilometre away. Of all sharks, its the Great White that is the most respected. What most people don’t realise is just how endangered they are, but a trip with White Shark Ecoventures a few years ago not only brought me a close encounter with some Great Whites, but also highlighted their plight.

I get horribly sea sick so threw up for about four hours, but even through my fuzzy haze I was able to watch the most incredible 4-5 metre sharks circling the boat. Visibility was reasonably good, and numerous people went into the Cage for a closer look. But if you’re considering this activity but not the cage diving, know that even from the boat you can see the sharks very well.

White Shark Ecoventures became one of the first companies to offer shark viewing and diving tours in the channel at Dyer Island. They offer the opportunity to dive and meet a Great White Shark face to face. We’ve used White Shark Ecoventures and they remain our first choice for those wanting an up close and personal …. Have a look at their very comprehensive website for more info.  /www.white-shark-diving.com/

Divers in the cage enjoying a white shark dive, for the brave few. This can be done with full diving kit or a snorkel.

Watching the 4.5 metre shark from the boat – an excellent view even if the water isn’t offering good visibility.

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