Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai
Beauty or Beast? Come watch, touch and decide for yourself !
Ever looked a Great White Shark in the eye? Or fantasized about gliding through the ocean by holding unto its dorsal fin? Well, if this is on your Bucket List, Gansbaai is the place to be.
This little coastal town on the southern tip of Africa is now regarded as one of the best shark cage diving spots in the world. True to the slogan Africa is not for sissies, it is also the first and only place known where people dive freely without any form of protective gear with these graceful creatures in their own natural habitat.
Getting close and comfy with a Great White Shark in its own surf and turf has been described as THE ultimate adrenalin injection. Sure, it might not be everybody's cup of tea, but it’s guaranteed to cause a storm in um, another place than a teacup!
The rich sea life in this area, including a colony of up to 60 000 Cape Fur Seals that live just off the Kleinbaai coast, provides an ideal natural feeding ground and home for these elusive and (wrongly?) feared predators of the ocean.
A shark cage diving trip (or even a cageless dive) under guidance of qualified and informed shark experts, is an enriching and fascinating experience and guaranteed to change one's perspective of these animals forever.
Gansbaai also boasts two world-famous "shark whisperers" who studied and recorded the behaviour and interaction of the Great White Shark since childhood. André Hartman and Mike Rutzen have recorded numerous videos and films for the international circuit about their endeavors and interactions with these animals - mainly to create greater worldwide understanding of, and empathy for the Great White Shark in order to prevent them from becoming extinct.
They've been called many names: Beast. Man-eater. White Death. Killer-machine. But are they? If there is one place in the world where man and shark co-exist in total harmony thanks to mutual respect, understanding and knowledge, it is in Gansbaai. Come watch, learn, partake and decide for yourself. Maybe, just maybe, you will even want to hitch a ride on one's dorsal fin!