Cape Town Great Whites

Destination At A Glance

Water Temperature - 
13°C - 17°C
Ideal Season - 
Year round, with peak season from April to September
Visibility - 
5 - 25 metres - Average 12 metres
Air Temperature - 
10°C - 27°C
A trip to South Africa would not be complete without a visit to Cape Town and the opportunity to cage dive with the Great Whites in Gansbaai!

Our classic three night extension includes a Great White Shark Experience, a playful dive with the engaging Cape Fur Seals and a visit to Boulders Beach to photograph the charismatic penguins.

Your adventure starts with a briefing from the resident marine biologist on the ecology and behaviour of the white shark. A short walk will take you to the harbour where your boat and full kit will be waiting. Once on-board you will head for ‘Shark Alley’ at Dyer Island passing the resting place for 50,000+ Cape Fur Seals with an opportunity to take some pictures.

Anchor will be dropped in ‘Shark Alley’ and your crew will prepare the waters for inquisitive great whites. Once they arrive you will have lots of opportunity to view the action from the boat, as well as from the safe confines of a cage.
When back on shore you will return to Cape Town, visiting the penguins of Boulders Beach on the way.

The next day will see you back in the waters around Cape Town where you will enjoy a trip out to one of the many seal colonies. Your dive with these curious creatures will last as long as you are willing to interact and play with them. A truly unforgettable experience!


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Boldero Road
Bury St Edmunds
IP32 7BS

Tel: +44 (0) 1284 748010

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Scuba Tours Worldwide is a trading name of Maldives Scuba Tours Ltd
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