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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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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... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 January 2017
Joakim A
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Thame
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My friend and I received wonderful pre-booking service before we travelled with updated information before our journey began. The staff at the office were lovely and breakfast was just what you needed before heading off I into the ocean. Our guide arrived and gave us an overview of what to expect, with a few laughs as I'm sure you can... More 

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Hartford, Connecticut
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

this is STRICTLY A GRAB THE CASH AND RUN OPERATION. i did the tour in feb, visibility was pure crap, sharks were small and you trynto,change clothes in a rolling and pitching cabin with 20 others at same time. the crapy cage was a complete joke. they put 5 people in at once and it is a free for all... More 

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Madrid, Spain
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

They try to fit too many people in the boat, you get to spend just a few minutes in the cage (if there is any sharks nearby at all) and people struggle to change clothes because of the lack of space. This makes them look very greedy and trying to get as much money as possible. They should limit the... More 

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Prague, Czech Republic
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Was really curious how this will run and - was amazed! The feeling when in the cage and observing the beast swimming just inches from you... and all the views from the deck! This really is a big must see! Only the video could have been in HD format...

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South Africa
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 January 2017 via mobile

My Son and I used white shark ventures (booked via shark zone) and the experience was really spectacular! The crew were awesome , and put safety first . We saw several huge white sharks up close and personal ! White shark ventures is really professional and well organized!

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 was not my first choice, but I left it a bit late so they were... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 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 idea to not take the transfer from Cape town by 8.30-9.00 (11.00 in Hermanus =... More 

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2 of 5 bubbles 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 slow day, they tried to give everyone a chance to see a shark, but essentially... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles 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 a short safety briefing and then we took off to the dive spot on a... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles 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 where picked up on time from our hotel in Cape Town which was great and... More 

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