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Shark Cage Diving

Shark Cage Diving

Diving with Great White Sharks is an exhilarating and fascinating experience.

The team at Birkenhead House will gladly arrange a shark cage diving expedition for you in nearby Gansbaai. We use a company called Marine Dynamics whose primary focus is on marine conservation and research ensuring that your shark cage diving experience will be undertaken responsibly and with minimum impact on the environment.

At Marine Dynamics HQ, your dive master will give you a full briefing about the day’s procedures. You will learn all about these fascinating Apex predators as well as the rest of the Marine 5 which includes Sharks, Whales, Seals, Penguins and Dolphins.

You’ll then take a 20-minute boat trip out to sea and anchor off Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, which boasts a large Cape Fur Seal colony, the staple diet of the Great White Shark. After slipping into your wetsuit, the crew will lower you into the cage which is attached to the side of the boat in the water. This is an incredible opportunity to get up close and personal with these amazing animals, from the safety of a cage.

Enjoy a picnic lunch on board, while waiting for the sharks or between dives, taking in the beautiful scenery. Even if you are not keen to dive, the shark viewing from the boat is still exhilarating providing some fantastic photo opportunities.

TIME OF ACTIVITY: The launch time is determined by the weather conditions.
TRAVELLING TIME FROM BH: 40 minutes
APPROXIMATE LENGTH OF ACTIVITY: 3 – 4 hours
WHAT TO WEAR: Swimsuit, warm clothes. Wetsuits and towels are supplied.
WHAT TO TAKE: Camera, sunscreen and warm clothes to wear afterwards.