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White Shark Ventures

#3 of 5 things to do in Kleinbaai Features Animals
7 Kusweg | Corner Kusweg & Geelbek Str., Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
+27 21 532 0470
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Wasn't my first choice

There may only be a select number of operators in the area for shark cage diving at this time of... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Mishy77
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London
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Cool adventure

Me and my girlfriend booked this adventure well in advance and we had high expectations on what to... read more

Reviewed 2 January 2017
Joakim A
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White Shark Ventures invites you cage diving with great white sharks in the aptly named "Shark Alley", near the fishing village of Gansbaai, South Africa. Due to various geographical reasons, water temperatures and easy access to food, this area has earned worldwide fame and recognition as the single most successful area to view the great white shark within a very shot period of time. In successful operation for 23 years, and established in 1992, White Shark Ventures were the founders and pioneers of shark cage diving in Gansbaai. Our tours are not only highly educational, but we also actively participate in documenting valuable research information on great white sharks, which is forwarded to Marine & Coastal Management Research and various Marine Biologists world-wide. Our directors and employees are passionate about conservation and rehabilitation of all wildlife species, more which can be seen on our website. Our company were the founders of the Great White Shark Protection Foundation, a body dedicated to the protection and preservation of the great white shark globally. Our tour includes; Luxurious return road transfers from Cape Town; Light breakfast and hot beverages offered upon arrival in Gansbaai; Snacks and drinks on-board; Educational information and safety briefing; Diving equipment and wet-suits available at no additional cost; Assisted cage diving for divers and snorkelers; Spectacular surface viewing for non divers; Hot lunch, beer and wine served upon return to shore; Stop over for land based whale watching in Hermanus (only when whales are spotted) Drop-off at Cape Town International Airport at no additional cost. (Upon request).
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  • Average7%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible9%
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7 Kusweg | Corner Kusweg & Geelbek Str., Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
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+27 21 532 0470

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Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

There may only be a select number of operators in the area for shark cage diving at this time of year, but it is very difficult to choose as some are known to be terrible and some much better. I'll be honest, White Shark Ventures...More

Thank Mishy77
Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

Me and my girlfriend booked this adventure well in advance and we had high expectations on what to see in the waters outside Kleinsbaai. The transfer to the center took 45 minutes longer than anticipated because of traffic jams in Hermanus. Could be a good...More

1  Thank Joakim A
Reviewed 2 January 2017

Firstly, dive master, Gavin, was knowledgeable about the area and a friendly guy, but they overall experience was really underwhelming. We arrived for a midday tour, and it was a slow one. It took an hour just to attract a shark. Because it was a...More

1  Thank ThePr0fe550r
Reviewed 15 December 2016 via mobile

We ha a great day with the team and honestly enjoyed our trip and do not regret having done this. It was a bucket list item for my husband and he was very excited about it and not disappointed. It all started with breakfast and...More

Thank SvenjaZ85
Reviewed 21 November 2016 via mobile

All round we had an amazing day. We left it to late for booking but the company took my number incase of a cancellation and very kindly phoned me the evening before to ask if we wanted the 2 spaces! It worked out perfect. We...More

Thank Steven C
Reviewed 19 November 2016

I suppose it's a bucket list thing but to be in the water at times within 6 inches of the planets number one apex predator the Great White Shark is an experience I shall never forget. The guys on the crew were superb at tempting...More

Thank Maguirejohna
Reviewed 17 November 2016

The staff at the office were amazing, from the driver who took us to Gansbaai to the ladies who prepared the food. They were so warm and simply amazing. Nothing beats quality experience and this is what I got with this company. I mentioned how...More

Thank _elizabethnkn
Reviewed 16 November 2016 via mobile

Have had this one on the bucket list for a while so ceased the moment to book while I was over for a wedding. I booked online and decided to stay in the local area (but they do have a shuttle service that will pick...More

1  Thank Heather O
Reviewed 16 November 2016

very nice place with very friendly and helpful staff , was my first time going to sea and i loved the experience just dont forget to take the motion sickness pills as i did or it will make your trip miserable as it did to...More

Thank Paul S
Reviewed 6 November 2016

We had a 17 year old boy that had dreamt of Shark Cage Diving for the longest time. He was diagnosed with Osteosarcoma a year ago and subsequently lost his foot. The team at White Shark Ventures welcomed him and gave him the best day...More

Thank jkbothma
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99Garfield99
Hi, Your website states that you guys use either snorkels or SCUBA gear while in the cage. However, looking through various photos from your boat this doesn't seem to be the case. Can you confirm that you do use them? It seems that most of the cage diving operators don't use either snorkels or SCUBA which doesn't make sense to me as then surely you have to constantly keep coming back up for breath? If you guys don't use snorkels or SCUBA I'd be grateful if you could explain the reasons why and then I can stop trying to find a company that uses them! Many Thanks,
26 August 2015|
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Response from Jcarm270 | Reviewed this property |
did not use SCUBA because the visibility at the time of year we were there was only about 10-15ft and it was explained to us that the scuba bubbles tend to make the sharks really wary so they will not come in close to find... More
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