Why go to Gansbaai is an easy question to answer: because it’s the Great White Capital of the world and the waters around Gansbaai are teeming with Great White Sharks all year round! This makes it one of the only places where people can shark cage dive throughout the year. Since the sharks are in their natural habitat, there is no better way to view these majestic creatures than to drop your body into a cage and be so close you could stroke their dorsal. The waters off of Dyer Island in Gansbaai are aptly named Shark Alley for their exceptional Great White Shark populations. The sharks are attracted by the massive Cape Fur Seal colony which inhabits the smaller island of Geyser Rock. So face your fears and go dive with a great white in Gansbaai! You will have a memory to last a lifetime.
Crayfish Lodge Gansbaai www.crayfishlodge.co.za
Gansbaai Town Lodge www.gansbaaitownlodge.com
White Shark Diving Company www.sharkcagediving.co.za
Marine Dynamics Shark Tours www.sharkwatchsa.com
Shark Diving Unlimited www.sharkdivingunlimited.com
Shark Cage Diving
The best times to visit Gansbaai is from March to May and from September to November. These shoulder seasons boast enviable weather, fewer crowds and lower prices. But shark diving is offered throughout the year!
Fly into Cape Town International Airport (Airport Code CPT). This airport is the primary airport serving the city of Cape Town and is the second busiest airport in South Africa and even third busiest in Africa. Once arrived in Cape Town it is a 2 hour drive to Gansbaai.
For more info on Gansbaai visit www.gansbaaiinfo.com