Dyer Island and Shark Alley in Gansbaai, 2 hours drive from Cape Town has become known as one of only two unique areas in the world, where the chances to view the Great White shark is exceptionally high however over the last 2 years the sightings in Gansbaai have become unpredictable and sporadic. When we are not seeing Great White sharks, we are seeing Copper sharks. These sharks are very interactive and as such, guests get good opportunities to cage dive and surface view these sharks. This area focuses on cage diving and it is unlikely to see the breaching behaviour here. Duration is 3 to 4 hours at sea based on sea conditions and shark activity.
There are 8 other operators in this area and it can be confusing as to which is the best company to book, so this is where we can advise you. There is no extra charge for us to book you on this tour and the benefit to you is that you will be going with a reputable operation that offers an environmentally friendly and educational experience. The Boats and Cages The boat's capacities are anywhere from 20 to 37 guests and the cages accommodate 5- 8 divers. There are no intimate small group operators in this area. Facilities include: upper viewing decks & toilets. Safety and Cage Diving Your safety is paramount. Divers will be supervised by a Dive Master and all the required permits and safety equipment are in order and on board. The cage is a securely designed steel cage which floats on the surface, with divers no more than 1 meter below the surface. All dives are breath-hold which is comfortable and safe - NO EXPERIENCE REQUIRED! The best way to see the sharks is to simply hold your breath! Surface viewing White sharks are indeed surface feeders, providing brilliant surface viewing from the safety of the shark-viewing deck of the boat. The shark handlers are trained to bring the sharks close to the side of the boat. So, for those not wanting to get in the cage, you will still get to see this amazing animal up close and personal. The price is the same for diving and surface viewing. Video link footage of your adventure The service of a professional underwater videographer will capture your personal experience on a high quality video / link (topside and underwater) and this link is available at a minimal cost. Capture this once-in-a-lifetime personal experience and take it home to show to your family and friends.