Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai, Cape Town

Shark cage diving Gansbaai is done in a narrow channel called Shark Alley, which is the open stretch of water between Dyer Island and Geyser Rock.

It is a scenic 2.5 hrs drive from Cape Town to Gansbaai.

As there are 9 other operators in Gansbaai (some reputable and others not so much) it can be confusing as to which is the best company to book your shark cage diving trip with as they all claim to be “the best”. Being a leader in the industry and knowing all the in’s and out’s, is where we come in, and take the hassle out of your booking. We only work with operators who have an eco-friendly approach to the ocean and its marine life, leaving a small carbon footprint in Gansbaai as well.

Please note that Hookah (scuba) is not provided on the Gansbaai trip.

Should you not see a shark, you will receive either a discount or a voucher for another shark cage diving trip.

Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai is an alternative to shark cage diving in Simon’s Town. Should you wish to shark cage diving closer to Cape Town, we would recommend diving with us in Simon’s Town


Trip times are determined by the tides, but it is possible that three trips are run, depending on the number of bookings, with a meet times of between 06h00 and 07h00; 10h00 and 11h00 and 13h00 and 14h00

From designated pick-up points in and around Cape Town – special transfers can also be arranged.

2.5 to 3 Hours at sea.

Between 25-40 guests plus crew

5 to 6 divers – No experience necessary – 20 minutes’ cage time. Please note that Hookah (scuba) is not provided on the Gansbaai trip

Snacks, muffins, cold drinks and water, enthusiastic and experienced crew, all dive gear and tea/coffee as well as a small breakfast/lunch

Shower facilities available to freshen up after the dive

Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Gansbaai is also known as a whale-watching site. It is close to the very pretty town of Hermanus. Hermanus is also known for its whale watching, its beaches and lots of beautiful wine farms where you can go for lunch and do some wine tasting. Hermanus is a 2hr drive from Cape Town. There are loads of guest houses and hotels to overnight, should you want to go shark cage diving in the early morning and then a late lunch at a wine farm such as Newton Johnson or Bouchard Finlayson Winery.

Other activities that can be done in Hermanus is sea kayaking, where you might have the experience of encountering whales, you can horse ride at Pearly beach, walk in the cliffs (on a path that is), and visit Grotto beach.


  • 04.00 – 05.30am: Pick up in Cape Town (Optional)
  • 07.30 – 08.15am: Breakfast and briefing (overview of day)
  • 08.30 – 09.00: Launch
  • 09.30am: Anchor at dive spot and start diving. Please note that Hookah (scuba) is not provided on the Gansbaai trip.
  • 12.30. Return back to Gansbaai harbour and transfer back to facilities.
  • 13.30  Transfer Back in Cape Town (Optional) 

All above information is for shark cage diving Gansbaai only and not our False Bay shark trips.

Shark cage diving in Gansbaai is done all year round. They are currently diving with Bronze Whaler sharks.

  • Rain/wind jacket
  • Sun block and Hat
  • Beanie and scarf
  • Your swimming costume
  • Camera (we sell disposable underwater camera’s)
  • Take sea sick tablets
  • Do not over indulge in alcohol the night before as you will be horribly sea sick.

Please Note: We have a very high success rate, but we are working with wild animals. Please be aware of this, so you do not arrive with unrealistic expectations. Shark sightings and activity are never guaranteed and even during peak season there may be days when the sightings are lower than expected.  No refunds will be made for non-sightings.

Please note that Hookah (scuba) is not provided on the Gansbaai trip.