Shark Cage Diving
Shark Cage Diving is not just for the adrenalin junkie or adventure seeker! Many as young as five and old as 90 have entered the Shark Cage to enjoy this once in a lifetime experience!
The Cage used in Shark Cage Diving is attached to the side of the boat, you’ll be assisted with entering and exiting the shark diving cage by the experienced, qualified Shark Cage Diving boat crew. Your head is above water constantly and you do NOT require any diving experience or shark diving experience to fully enjoy this adventure.
Once inside the shark diving cage, you’ll be told when a great white shark is approaching, you’ll duck your head below the surface of the water and watch this incredible predator swim closer as it chases after the ‘Chum’ which is used to entice the Great White Shark within easy view of the Shark Diving Cage.
The Shark Diving Cage is a floating cage which is custom-built for the industry. The cage is made of 12mm galvanised steel mesh (impenetrable by Great White Sharks). These Shark Diving cages have proven to be the most effective way to enter the world of the Great White Shark whilst remaining safe from their investigatory nips and provides you with an exhilarating experience like no other!
If jumping in a Great White Shark Diving Cage in the middle of the ocean doesn’t fill you with joy, then stay on the boat and enjoy a ‘birds eye view’ from the decks…
GREAT WHITE SHARK DIVING SURFACE VIEWING
Whilst your mates are madly surrounded by nothing but the steel of the Great White Shark Diving Cage and thousands of tons of water, you’ll be comfortably seated on the upper deck of the Shark Cage Diving boat, waiting for the perfect photo opportunity!
The first shout of ‘Shark!’ will give you a little thrill and a small tremor of excitement… however, this will be nothing compared to the first close up sight of the Great White Shark!
Even from the upper decks of the boat, the close encounter of a Great White cannot be downplayed.
Are just a few expressions we’ve heard from guests who’ve experienced Great White Shark Cage Diving, both from within the shark diving cage and those who chose the ‘security’ of the boat to view this predator!
It’s the natural curiosity of the Great White Shark which makes it possible to engage with Great White Sharks in their natural environment without putting yourself in mortal danger or interfering in the Great White Shark’s environment. Using a seal decoy and ‘bait’ the Great White Shark Handlers encourage the Great White Sharks to investigate, their investigation will take them around the boat and up to the shark diving cage as they sense the heartbeats of those within the water. The Great White Shark is not there to eat humans but to investigate… this investigation and natural curiosity is what you’ll thrive on the most in the water as you view the great white shark swimming gently past you within a meter, sometimes closer!
From the surface (Shark Cage Diving boat) you will see every swish of the tail, every movement of the Great White Shark’s fins and almost feel it’s thoughts as the Great White Shark swims gently around the boat, sometimes ‘breaching’ (raising itself out of the water) or reaching for the bait, offering surface viewers (those guests on the Shark Cage diving boat) unbelievable photo opportunities!
If this experience isn’t enough to entice you to jump into the Shark Diving Cage then nothing will!! Go on… don that wetsuit, jump into the shark diving cage and experience this once in a lifetime, magnificent feeling of swimming with a Great White Shark!
History of Shark Cage Diving Great White Shark Cage Diving has, in recent years, become one of the most popular adventure activities amongst adrenalin junkies, divers & tourists. Shark Cage Diving has become hugely popular around the world and in particular in South Africa where it was started 20 years ago in Gansbaai near Hermanus …