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Enjoy Shark Cage Diving in Van Dyks Bay, Western Cape

Diving
2012
41 ft
37 Guests

About This Diving Experience

Enjoy shark cage diving in Van Dyks Bay, Western Cape!

Charter a 41 ft Lee Cat "Great White" Power Catamaran for up to 37 people. Prices includes food and snacks. Rates as low as 33,000 ZAR per day.

Our experienced and highly respected crew will take you on a journey of a lifetime whilst placing the highest priority on your safety and comfort. Choose to dive in a galvanized steel cage and meet this magnificent creature face to face. No diving experience is required and we provide all equipment. We accommodate both divers and non-divers.

Great White is 12.5 meter in length and is powered by 2x 300 HP Yamaha 4-stroke eco-friendly engines and complies with the regulations as set by SA Maritime Safety Authority (SAMSA). We maintain the vessel’s safety standards by means of rigorous annual inspections conducted by SAMSA to ensure the safety of all our passengers.

The SAMSA approved safety equipment on board consists of a cell phone, ICASA operated radio, first aid kit, life jackets and two life rafts certified to carry 65 passengers. Great White is spacious and comfortable which contributes to an awesome shark cage diving experience.

Our boat is one of the more stable vessels in the industry ensuring minimum sea sickness and can accommodate 32 passengers and 5 crew members. Our crew consists of a skipper, dive master, video grapher, bait handler and a deckhand.

Boat Specifications:

  • Year: 2012
  • Length:12.5 metres
  • Width: 4 metres
  • Engine: HP 2 x 300 Yamaha
  • Boat Type: Lee Cat
  • Capacity: 37 people

The Shark Cage:

The cage is at least 60 centimeters above the water while the rest of the cage is submerged at about two meters deep.

The shark proof cage is made from galvanized steel and is exceptionally strong, making it safe for viewing sharks and other ocean-life up close. It is professionally engineered and covered with a security mesh.

It is 4.5 meters in length and spacious with support bars for your hands and feet to provide you with a firm grip and stability. This not only contributes to your safety, but allow you to photograph the sharks underwater in a safe manner. 

The cage is firmly attached to the side of the boat and about eight divers can comfortably fit into the cage at a time. 

We Provide:

  • We provide all the necessary diving equipment
  • We have adequate insurance coverage
  • We are well prepared for emergencies and should it be necessary our qualified first aiders on board are trained to assist.
  • We are in constant contact with the harbor master via cellphone and radio communication.
  • We carry all SAMSA approved emergency equipment such as fire extinguishers, first aid kits, life jackets and life rafts on the boat.
  • Our boat is maintained on a daily basis to ensure the safety and comfort of our passengers.

Prices:

  • Exclusive Private Charter: 33,000 ZAR
  • 1,770 ZAR per person (from time to time we might offer a special price)
  • 1,100 ZAR per child
  • 1,485 ZAR per person for groups of 8 or more


Deposit:

  • 15,000 ZAR

Details

  • Type: Diving
  • Capacity: 37 People
  • Year: 2012
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 41 ft
  • Cancellation: Full Refund 3 Days Prior

Rental Requirements

Age Requirements:

  • 3+ years for diving.
  • 12+ years for cage diving.


Cancellation Policy:

  • If cancelled within 24 to 48 hours prior to departure, 50% amount will be refunded.
  • If cancelled more than 48 hours prior to departure, full amount will be refunded.
  • If cancelled within 24 hours prior to departure, full amount will be charged.
  • A full refund will be considered on merit, by management, in the event of illness, hospitalization, accident or death, upon receipt of proof thereof.


Additional Fees:

  • 400 ZAR for return transport from Cape Town and surrounds
  • 350 ZAR for return transport from Hermanus
  • 350 ZAR per DVD when paying cash or R400 when paying by credit card - very popular value added feature. Payable on the day of your dive.


Frequently Asked Questions:

• When is the best time to see white sharks?

  • May to October is the best time to see Great White sharks as the visibility is good and shark activity escalates.
  • November to December is our busiest season as the South African summer attracts a lot of guests to our small town of Kleinbaai. 


• When is the low season for sharks?

  • January to March as shark activity slightly decreases during this period. 


• What size are the sharks?

  • The average shark’s length can range anything from 2.5 m – 5 m.


• Is shark viewing and cage-diving a good thing?

  • Yes, if it is done in a proper professional manner and regulated accordingly. Shark cage diving offers a platform from which to observe these animals in their natural habitat. 


• What to bring?

  • Polaroid sunglasses, Sunblock, Warm jacket (We also provide jackets if you don’t have one), A hat, Sea sickness tablets, if you are prone to getting seasick.


• Do we require a license or diving experience?

  • No, diving or swimming experience is not needed. The cage is attached to the boat at all times and you will always be at arms length of the crew.


• Can I bring alcohol on the boat?

  • No. Alcohol is strictly prohibited on our vessel. 


• Do I have to bring my own diving equipment?

  • No, we supply everything, including towels but you are welcome to bring your own.


• Are you prepared in case of an emergency?

  • Yes, we have fully qualified and experienced first aid staff onboard the boat, as well as on land. We are in permanent contact with land via cellphone and radio communication. We are always prepared for an emergency and have all the necessary equipment onboard, like fire extinguishers, first aid kits, life jackets and life rafts.


• Are your boats safe?

  • Yes, our boats are all inspected by the SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority) on an annual basis and conform to all their standards. We also perform maintenance tasks on all our vessels on a weekly basis.


• Are your cages safe?

  • Yes, the cages are made from galvanised steel and adheres to the specifications set by MCM (Marine and Coastal Management).


• Is shark cage diving safe?

  • Yes it is. The South African cage-diving industry is regulated by a Code of Conduct and regulations from MCM (Marine and Coastal Management) and DEAT (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism).


• Do sharks attack the cage?

  • No, the sharks do not attack the cage.


• Do you have public liability should anything happen?

  • Yes, we have all the measures in place.


• What staff do you have?

  • Staff on site consist of: registered guides, dive masters, medics, skippers, PDP bus drivers, bookings personnel and catering staff responsible for your meals.

Specs

  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Diving regulator
  • Buoyancy compensator
  • Diving cylinder
  • Tank
  • Helmet/mask
  • Diving suit
  • Diving cage
  • Depth gauge
  • Diving mask
  • Flippers

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Meet Supreme

Supreme

From Cape Town

Member Since Nov 2016

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  • 61 Kabeljou Street
  • Van Dyks Bay, Western Cape 7220,
  • South Africa
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