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.
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 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. 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.