You will be collected from Cape Town and taken on a scenic drive to ‘White Shark Lodge’ in Kleinbaai where you will enjoy a continental breakfast and discuss current sightings, indemnities, wet suits and equipment. Time to board out custom built 36ft, 4 tonne white shark dive catamaran “Shark Team”. Meet one of the skippers, a qualified paramedic, a Dive Master and our friendly crew and enjoy a short talk on shark anatomy and behaviour. We will explain how White Shark Project works with the sharks in the area and how you will spend the next 4 – 6 hours diving and viewing these wondrous predators in their natural habitat. 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 for them to settle and then lower the dive cage.
The first guests enter the cage (4-5 people) and spend about 20 minutes face to face with the sharks! 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 the ‘spy hopping’ – breaching right out of the water in pursuit of prey! Topside viewing can yield a lot of those action shots!
Lunch and refreshments: Our lunch boxes are hearty, offering a variety of fresh sandwiches, crisps, sweets and assorted soft drinks and juices for you to enjoy at leisure whilst on board enjoying the fine South African weather. On our return to the harbour we treat you to tea and scones at the lodge, giving you a chance to regroup and share the day’s experiences after which you will be driven back to your original meeting point
You need to bring suntan lotion, cap and sunglasses, a warm jacket/jersey and of course a swimming suite and towel. Don’t forget medication if 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!!!