Where does the trip start?
We launch from Kleinbaai Harbour. This is the closest launch site to our dive locations.
What time does the trip start? When will we return?
Depending on the phase of the moon, which again effects the tides, we normally launch at 7h00. Saying that, during our summer season, we can launch as early as 5h30!
The duration of the trip is normally 3 hours – but – the time we spend on the ocean largely depends on the sharks. Sometimes the sharks appear very quickly and some times we have to wait up to an hour! It can happen that the weather conditions may change, in which case the Skipper has the authority to decide to return to shore for safety reasons.
What is chumming?
Do I need to get into the cage?
Is diving gear provided?
All diving gear is provided including clean fresh towels.
ARE CHILDREN WELCOME ON THE BOAT AND ARE THEY ALLOWED TO DIVE?
Is it safe?
Yes indeed! The South African cage diving industry is regulated by a Code of Conduct and regulations from MCM (Marine and Coastal Management) and DEAT – (Department of Environmental Affairs and Tourism)!
WHAT IS THE DISTANCE FROM CAPE TOWN TO KLEINBAAI AND HOW LONG IS THE DRIVE?
DO YOU HAVE TRANSPORT FOR CLIENTS?
WHAT WILL IT COST ME FOR A RETURN TRIP FROM CAPE TOWN AREA?
HOW CAN I BOOK AND PAY?
You are welcome to book via our website or direct on +27(0)82 928 2000.
- Credit Card (Visa of Master)
HOW FAR IN ADVANCE SHOULD ONE BOOK?
Prior bookings, especially during our season are recommended. It is always good to book in advance, in order for us to secure your space.
CAN I BOOK THE BOAT FOR A PRIATE TRIP OR CHARTER FOR MYSELF OR MY GROUP?
WHAT SHOULD WE BRING ALONG?
- Sun block
- Warm Jacket
- Comfortable shoes
- Swimming gear
- A hat
- Seasick tablet, if you are prone to getting seasick
IS BREAKFAST AND LUNCH INCLUDED?
Yes, we do provide breakfast, snacks and bottled water onboard, and on return, a light lunch.
WHERE IS DYER ISLAND AND GEYSER ROCK?
WHEN IS THE HIGH/LOW SEASON FOR SHARKS?
The best time to dive is our colder months, from April to October. The predominant wind during our winter season is the north-western wind. Visibility is excellent and water is normally warmer (15 – 20 degrees Celsius of 59 – 68 degrees Fahrenheit). During this time, the Sharks normally hunt seals near Geyser Island and Geyser Rock.
During our summer months, September to March, the south-easterly decrease the water temperature to 10 – 15 degrees Celsius or 50 – 59 degrees Fahrenheit. Visibility is often limited, to 2 meters or less.
CAN I BRING ALCOHOL ON THE BOAT?
No alcohol is allowed on our vessel. Alcohol is probably the best sea-sickness inducer and is a near guarantee for seasickness.
The danger time to get seasick is during the waiting period until we get Sharks, as your mind wanders into boredom once the anticipation wears off. Do not think about it – convince yourself that you will be fine and forget about seasickness!
Stay outside the cabin, remain in the fresh breeze, and avoid the toilet. Keep your eyes on the horizon. Seasick tablets can be purchased at any pharmacy around the country.
Do you offer accommodation?
How many people do you take on a trip?
Why is shark activities better in winter than in summer?
I don’t want to get in the cage, can I still see the sharks?
Do I get a discount for only doing surface viewing without going into the cage?
Do we require a license or diving experience?
No diving or swimming experience is needed. The cage is attached to the boat at all times and you will always be within arms’ length of White Shark Adventures’ very capable and experienced crew.