How it begins:

We will collect you from Cape Town, Hermanus or any other surrounding area. You can also drive to us yourself If you have your own transport and we also offer helicopter transfers on request. We will take you on a scenic drive to our luxury 5 Star ocean view ‘White Shark Headquarters’ which is our base in Kleinbaai. You will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast and have the use of our bathroom facilities to change into your swimwear If you choose to dive. We will discuss current sightings and sign a indemnity form, have a safety briefing and put life jackets on before heading off to board our custom built 36 ft, 4 tone white shark dive catamaran – ‘Shark Team’. We limit her to 20 passenger capacity plus 5 crew to ensure your comfort and viewing pleasure throughout your adventure experience.
You get to meet one of our intrepid skippers and our Dive Master. Our Marine biologist and experienced crew will guide you through your every move so you know exactly what we are doing and why. We explain how White Shark Projects works with the sharks in the area and how you will spend the next couple of hours diving and viewing these wondrous predators in their natural habitat.

As the day unfolds:

You are fully briefed on all procedures and the action begins as our crew ‘chums’ the cruise area and you wait with bated breath for your initial glimpse of the first shark fin.
Sharks are usually wary at first and we wait a while for them to settle and then lower the diving cage. Our first guests enter the cage (takes 4 – 6 people) and spend about 20-30 minutes face to face with the sharks! You will also have the opportunity to dive twice its really up to you.
We will work with individual sharks and you can enjoy topside viewing during your wait as shark activity is often close to the surface. In fact, Great Whites are also known for their ‘spy hopping’ – breaching right out of the water in pursuit of prey! Topside viewing can yield a lot of those action shots ! Our Bronze Whaler sharks swim in groups (shivers) and glide over each other like 3 metre snakes. Sometimes Its hard to see exactly how many sharks are In the water and their behavior’s are different to that of White Sharks. All of the shark species will be explained to you along with the behaviours, sex size and a lot more about their conservation threats.


Lunch and refreshments:

Breakfast is a full continental breakfast with a choice of hot and cold beverages

* On board there will be a selection of fruit, home made crunchy bars, water and cans of soft drink for you to enjoy at leisure.

* On our return to shore we treat you to a selection of hot beverages and home made organic vegetable soup. At our headquarters you can take a nice hot shower In our luxury facilities. You will have a chance to regroup and share the day’s experiences and given a full debrief from our marine biologist. You can watch the movie of you trip and when you are ready you will be driven back to your original meeting point.


* We provide all necessary diving and safety equipment for you to enjoy your cage diving experience in South Africa in comfort and security.

* If you know you are prone to motion sickness or even if you are unsure if you are, we advise you take medication before we depart so as not to spoil your adventure!

* And last tip – don’t forget your camera!!


Professional Day Trip Movie and professional photographs – optional extra R350
You are also welcome to use your own Go pros, cameras and phones for your own use and memories


* We only ask that you bring suntan lotion, cap and sunglasses, a warm jersey/jacket and of course, a swimming suit.

* SEASICK TABLETS – If you know you are prone to motion sickness or even if you are unsure if you are, we advise you take medication 2 hours before we depart so as not to spoil your adventure!


We have Wheel chair friendly bathroom and our crew are highly experienced when dealing with clients with physical challenges. We have weight belt for legs for clients that have mobile disabilities.

What to Wear

* Suntan lotion
* A cap, hat
* Sunglasses
* A warm jacket
* Comfortable shoes

No Diving Experience is necessary. If you decide to into the cage you will be fully kitted up with 7mm wetsuits, hoods, boots and masks which we provide in all sizes. There are bars inside the cage located by your hands and feet. You will be told by our experienced dive master when the sharks are coming close to the cage and its up to you to hold you breath and push yourself down. You do this independently so no pressure to do anything you don’t want do. Your head will always be above the water and its your choice to submerge yourself. You can spend as long or as little amount of time you want to Inside the cage. Our team will explain everything In full details to you so you feel comfortable and reassured at all times.


Gansbaai, Western Cape

Departure Point

White Shark Projects Head Quarters, 16 Geelbek Street, Gansbaai, 7220
+27 76 245 5880

Return Point

White Shark Projects Head Quarters, 16 Geelbek Street, Gansbaai, 7220
+27 76 245 5880


Meet at the crew house in Kleinbaai for a continental breakfast & briefing before the boat departure from Kleinbaai Harbour. You board Brian’s luxury 13 m catamaran “Apex Predator” for the 7km voyage to Dyer Island. While you are relaxing, the crew will attract the Great White Sharks, which are normally seen 99% of the time. A light lunch is served on board. Drinks and snacks are available throughout the day. Food and drinks are included in the price.  The trip may include a visit to Geyer Rock Cape Fur Seal Colony and Dyer Island. Geyer Rock Cape Fur Seal Colony consists of 30 – 40 000 Cape Fur Seals, while Dyer Island has 23 different types of seabirds. We arrive back at Kleinbaai approximately 4 hours after departure. Our shuttle service can provide passengers with one-way or return transfer from Cape Town (Launch Times depend on tides).


“Apex Predator “, Brian’s specifically designed and manufactured shark cage diving boat is a 13m long and 5.1m wide catamaran. Fitted with 4 x 200 HP 4 stroke engines and offers the most comfortable and stable means of experiencing the meeting with sharks. The boat is also fitted with a spacious cabin and changing rooms, wash hand basin, a hot and cold shower, flushing toilette, excellent back rest seating, separate watertight lockers for storage of your personal belongings, a flybridge and diving platform. Roll down blinds protect you from the wind and spray.


Great White Sharks are surface feeders and can be seen and photographed from the surface. For the diving enthusiast, a special steel cage floats on the surface alongside the boat. The divers are no more than half a meter below the surface. Two highly skilled Dive Masters and a Level Three Medic with O₂ Management supervise all dives. The boat has two highly experienced skippers on board.The boat operations are monitored by SAMSA (South African Marine Safety Association), M.C.M (Marine Coast Management) and S.A. Nature Conservation. This ensures that our guests experience the most spectacular Great White Shark viewing and diving in complete safety.


The cage is of floating variety and is custom – made using 12mm galvanised steel mesh and comfortably dives up to 7 divers. The cage floats right next to the boat to enable the diver to climb in and out easily. The diving equipment is supplied free of charge. The sharks are not able to enter the cage and have never been interested in doing so.
SHARKSGreat White Sharks are the world’s largest predatory fish, reaching up to 6 meters in length. They are powerful enough to launch their 2-ton bodies clear out of the water and are the ocean’s top predator, and the most feared creature of the sea, to both sailors and sea inhabitants alike.

We do not feed the sharks.