dyer island shark cage diving

ACTIVITY NAME

dyer island shark cage diving

WHERE

dyer island, south Africa

Price From

175 USD

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  • You will go shark cage diving in a perfect place otherwise known as “Shark Alley”
  • Come face to face with a great white shark
  • You will have access to marine biologists and expert crew members
  • Witness an array of exotic marine life such as whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and penguins
Dyer Island

DYER ISLAND SHARK CAGE DIVING 

There are few places in the world that offer the opportunity to come face to face with a great white shark, we happen to have access to one of them.

The great white shark is a fascinating and often misunderstood marine animal. The shark’s popularity may come of no surprise considering its size and interesting characteristics. If you’d like to see this magnificent creature in person, you’re in luck! You have come to the right place! We are here to offer you the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, let’s go shark cage diving.

 

DETAILS OF THIS EXPERIENCE

Here at Wildthentic we make sure to secure the best locations in order to ensure that travellers get an authentic experience. Shark cage diving takes place in none other than Dyer Island. These waters are home to a small island located Southeast of Hermanus in the Western Cape on the Garden Route. The tiny island hosts a large colony of African penguins; 25,000 pairs, give or take a few. Which is why this is the area to go see some Great White Sharks!

You will go shark cage diving in a perfect place otherwise known as “Shark Alley”.

What makes this location so unique is its connection to a colony of 60,000 Cape fur seals that live in the nearby Geyser Rock. These seals happen to be the favourite meal of the great white shark. What is most interesting is that these animals are there because of the area’s impressive ecosystem. This allows for travellers and divers to see more than just sharks. You will have the opportunity to witness an array of exotic marine life such as whales, dolphins, seals, sharks and penguins.

You will have access to marine biologists and expert crewmembers. The staff will keep you safe and well informed. This is a wonderful opportunity to learn about the sharks, their habitats, and their habits. You will get to see biologists in their field of expertise. You will learn how the great whites hunt and hide as well as how they feed, breed, and breach.

Another aspect that sets our form of travel apart from the rest is our dedication to sustainable travel. We ensure that we as well as our travellers invest in the local economy and support the marine conservation efforts including projects like African penguin nesting or shark research or environmental education, to name a few.

The best time to visit is without doubt the South African winter months, from May to August, the most active time for the sharks and best migration period for Southern Right whales and bottlenose dolphins.

Note: Please keep in mind that we operate in nature and every day out at sea is different, therefore sightings of the Great White Shark cannot be guaranteed.

SHARK CAGE DIVING EXPERIENCE - DYER ISLAND  

FACT SHEET

SEASON

All year, daily (weather permitting) – except 25 Dec & 1 Jan (best from May to August)

STARTING TIME

Times vary each day as the activity is weather dependent. Trip times are confirmed the day before.

DURATION

Full day.

DEPARTURE POINT

Meet in Kleinbaai

RETURN DETAILS

Return to original departure point

GROUP SIZE

Min 2 – Max 10 (in diving cage) & Max 34 on boat (capacity 40)

AGE RESTRICTIONS

Minimum age: No age restriction for going on the boat.
Minimum age for diving: 7 (Child price is USD100)

DIFFICULTY

Easy, but must be comfortable in water

WHY IS THIS A 
WILDTHENTIC
EXPERIENCE?

Here at Wildthentic we make sure to secure the best locations in order to ensure that travellers get an authentic experience. Shark cage diving takes place in none other than Dyer Island’s waters. These waters are home to a small island located Southeast of Hermanus in the Western Cape on the Garden Route. The tiny island hosts a large colony of African penguins; 25,000 pairs, give or take a few. This is the perfect place to see the Great White Shark! This is experience is also special in that we do not feed the sharks in order for them to get close. We do not condone shark feeding, it is not a sustainable practice.

Now, what are you waiting for? It’s time to get a face to face encounter with one of the world’s most deadly apex predators. This experience is guaranteed to change your perception of these amazing creatures!

AGENDA FOR YOUR ADVENTURE

 

  • Meet at local office in Kleinbaai
  • Welcome and breakfast, advice size for your wetsuit and boots
  • Safety briefing and lecture on great white shark biology, behaviour and habitat
  • Walk to the port and board the custom-designed 14m catamaran
  • 20 minutes ride to Dyer Island where you stay on average two hours
  • Collect your wetsuit, and boots and get ready for action
  • Exhilarating cage diving with 8-10 persons at a time, average time: 20-30 min depending on shark activity (2 hours stay in the location, can be up to 4 hours of shark activity is good) – and shark, birds and marine life watching from both platforms
  • Sail to the infamous ‘Shark Alley’ for more marine life watching (time and weather permitting)
  • Back to Kleinbaai office for a farewell warm soup

 NOTES

  • Inclusions: breakfast and lunch, marine biologist guides, visit to African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, lecture on great white sharks, snacks & drinks on board, warm soup.
  • Technical equipment provided: Weather jacket, wetsuit, life vest, boots, snorkel mask.
  • Exclusions: Return transfer from Cape Town or Hermanus, professional video footage of the experience (optional, extra charge).
  • Voucher info: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this experience.
  • Local operator information: Complete Operator information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, are included on your Confirmation Voucher.
  • Cancelation policy: If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee. Sharks are wild animals and there is no guarantee even if great chances to see them. In the event of no sharks on tour a 25 percent refund will be provided.

WHAT TO BRING

  • Camera, tripod and spare batteries
  • Bathing costume
  • Warm wind-proof clothing
  • Anti-nausea medication in case of sea-sickness
  • Underwater camera / or underwater case
  • Dry bag
  • Suncream

(Please inform us if you have any medical condition that could affect you during the activity).

WILDTHENTIC TRAVELERS TESTIMONIALS

Absolutely superb

We moved across onto this trip from a previous booking with Apex in False Bay that didn’t go ahead...a brutal 3.30am start for Camps Bay to Gansbaai but absolutely worth it. We saw pretty much everything we could, a whale up close, a massive stingray, copper sharks and a great white from within the cage and doing acrobatics on the surface.

Beyond this, and unusually I think these days, every single member of staff were fantastic and generous and helped in every way they could. The whole outfit was highly credible, with Toby, a marine biologist who knew everything there was to know about sharks, loads of fun helpers, and easily the best vessel of any we saw. A fantastic outfit and fantastic group of people. Would recommend unequivocally. "

TripAdvisor User, Llama73
Feburary 25, 2018

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