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Shark cage diving Gold Option (1 st class)


Activity Description

This is by far one of the most incredible and breath-taking experiences you can have. No other natural event even comes close to this. Seeing the raw power and unparalleled magnificence of the Great White Shark is an experience that will you will remember for the rest of your life.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenWe operate throughout the year except and bad weather days. We work with the tides of the ocean and the weather so operational times will change accordingly. We confirm departure times the day before we go to sea.
WhereNo 1 Swart street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai. (The area is also known as Van Dyks baai). The time slot selected is a nominal time, please contact Shark Diving Unlimited for the exact time as it will change according to tide and sea conditions.
WeatherOur excursions are completely dependent on sea conditions. It is essential to make contact 24 hours before your trip so that times can be confirmed.
What to WearIt can be cold at sea, so some warm outer wear is recommended. It is best to layer clothes so that one can change according to the weather. Bring your bathing costume if you are going to dive. Light comfortable foot wear (sneakers or action foot wear)
Things to BringSun cream/block. Sunglasses, Bathing Costume, Anti Sea Sick pills (if this is an issue).
Guests or SpectatorsMembers of the family or group that prefer not to go on the excursion are welcome to use our facilities at our dive base. There are grassy sea side parks nearby where children can play, and a variety of restaurants nearby.


Minimum Age12 years
Minimum Height1.0 m
Maximum Height2.1 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight150.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions

Inclusions2 light meals, tea coffee soft drinks, diving suit, mask, weather jackets.


When a one ton shark breaches with such tremendous speed and force that it clears the surface of the water by two meters you can’t help but feel small. Yet you only realize a few minutes later that you have just witnessed the most unique experiences the marine world has to offer.
It is a commonly held belief that Great White Sharks only breach around Seal Island in False Bay.

We have in the past had over forty breaches in one morning in Gansbaai in the area around Dyer Island. Mike Rutzen was the first person to capture this amazing marine spectacle from both underwater as well as from the air. This amazing footage can be seen in the “Great White Shark – A Living Legend” documentary.

A seal-like decoy is dragged about thirty-forty meters behind the boat. The boat cruises at a reasonably slow speed whilst all on board anxiously await the moment of truth. With lightning speed a shark jumps out of the water and with unbelievable precision and accuracy it takes the decoy time and time again.

This event should not be missed and these breaching trips are run between May and August annually. Great White Shark breaching trips can be combined with your Shark Cage diving tour or run separately. A maximum of 8 people at a time can join Mike Rutzen and his team for a breaching trip, and these trips should be booked well in advance.

Let Shark Diving Unlimited take you on an adventure of a life time. Come on a Shark Breaching trip and see what we are taking about.

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