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Address: 7 Kusweg | Corner Kusweg & Geelbek Str., Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa
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+27 21 532 0470
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White Shark Ventures invites you cage diving with great white sharks in the...

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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Douchiest thing I've ever done!

Guide (Vien) is very good and attentive. Making sure all safety were brief and making sure all divers are comfortable. I trust Vien for his professionalism. Worth every penny... read more

Reviewed 8 December 2015
karmakarmama
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New York, New York, United States

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Singapore, Singapore
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42 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

I was excited to give this a try on my visit to Cape Town. Though I thought the company did a reasonable job on the transportation and providing food and refreshments I found it is not reasonable to expect what every company is marketing. This is not Shark cage diving. This more like shark cage wading. You put on a... More 

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Malmo, Sweden
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7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2016

Well, i should have shared my experience earlier as it is already over a month since, but better late than never i reckon... Sorry to say, i do not have too much positive to say about my experience with this company and i will try to explain why. First i want to say that i own a yacht by myself... More 

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4 Thank Kalle123189839
Rome, Italy
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54 reviews
29 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 January 2016 via mobile

Was picked up from hostel at 4:20am and drove for a couple hours to Gansbaai where we were greeted and offered coffee and breakfast. Then we had a safety briefing and went out. They told us things had been slow lately and to be patient. After about two hours we spotted a shark and that's when they told us that... More 

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Cairns, Australia
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 January 2016 via mobile

Really dissapointing. Was looking forward to this as the major thing of the trip. Woke up at 3am to go out there. Went out on the boat waited nearly 2 hours saw nothing. Came back to find that there has been no sharks for a week. Was our last day in cape town so the voucher offered to us was... More 

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Thank azza0015
white-shark-diving, Owner at White Shark Ventures, responded to this review

Hi. Thank you for your review. Could you please advise the date of your shark diving tour as well as your name. I would like to respond but am unable to do so unless I know which day you went out. Many thanks Cindy Thornhill More 

Oslo, Norway
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3 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

Waste of my time - no sharks - boat way too packed. We spent 1,5 h on the boat. Saw no sharks. Went back to shore with no further trying. Used half of day for nothing.

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4 Thank Paul2015oslo
white-shark-diving, Owner at White Shark Ventures, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Wayne Segers I am sorry you had bad luck twice in a row and have to add that in my 24 years in this business, this is unheard of. A case of real bad luck in my opinion but as you say they are wild animals and unpredictable. Although we have successful sightings all year round, Jan and... More 

Johannesburg, South Africa
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7 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

So I am all for "these are wild animals and no one can guarantee a sighting". This is what we are told when we get out to sea. What we are told before we leave is that there is a 9 out of 10 chance of shark sightings and that if we don't see any sharks we would be considered... More 

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1 Thank Wayne S
white-shark-diving, Owner at White Shark Ventures, responded to this review

Dear Mr. Wayne Segers I am sorry you had bad luck twice in a row and have to add that in my 24 years in this business, this is unheard of. A case of real bad luck in my opinion but as you say they are wild animals and unpredictable. Although we have successful sightings all year round, Jan and... More 

Erembodegem, Belgium
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38 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 December 2015

A bus comes to pick you up at your hotel, and drops you af at the doorstep. After some coffee we met our guide who gave us some information on what to expect. However nothing can prepare you for the experience. Upon arrival at the place where the cage was moored (from the morning trip) 2 sharks showed up after... More 

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Thank Cloves C
New York, New York, United States
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 December 2015

Guide (Vien) is very good and attentive. Making sure all safety were brief and making sure all divers are comfortable. I trust Vien for his professionalism. Worth every penny. Plus his 2 hours driving skill from Cape Town to harbor was excellent.

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Thank karmakarmama
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Reviewed 7 December 2015 via mobile

My friends and I really enjoyed this experience. The guide was quite nice and informative. We were quite lucky since we had around 5 sharks roaming around the boat. One of them was around 3 meters long. The only reason why I didn't rate this excursion 'excellent' is because the diving suits were wet and obviously not cleaned after being... More 

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Thank Shadi G
Derby, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 November 2015

We had a spare day in Hermanus so I persuaded my boyfriend to go shark diving with me. We saw 3 great white sharks from the safety of a cage. You don't even need to be able to snorkel... just wear a mask, hold your breath and bob your head under the water. We got some great photos and videos... More 

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