shark diving

shark cage diving (..and a bottle of something tasty)

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Lekker Camper have partnered with the best shark cage diving operator in South Africa to offer you the most amazing experience to dive with Great White sharks in South Africa.

Its easy..... Add on shark cage diving when you make your campervan booking. Tell us what day you would like to go. We make all the arrangements for you. You pay the same price as you would if you booked directly with the shark cage diving company. You pay the 3rd party company directly on the day of your trip..... AND we give you a bottle of something tasty in your campervan fridge to say a big thankyou for booking through us!

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The Trip

  • The trip normally begins at 10:00 in the morning from Kleinbaai, which is 2 km along the coast from the village of Gansbaai.
  • After a continental breakfast, payments and a safety briefing, you board our shark-chaser for the 5 mile voyage to Dyer Island.
  • After dropping anchor, we all begin attracting Great Whites with a specially-formulated 'Chum' mixture, made from completely legal ingredients, which has taken years to perfect, and is a highly-guarded trade secret. Sharks are seen on 99.9% of the trips!
  • Once the Great Whites arrive, you will have the opportunity to photograph these awe-inspiring animals feeding at the surface, right alongside the boat. This is when you enter the cage!
  • It is recommended that you book well in advance and allow at least 2 days diving in case of adverse weather conditions. Passengers are exposed to the open sea while traveling to and from the islands. At the islands the boat is anchored off the lee sides and protected bays.
  • Vinyl side curtains give additional protection from the wind and water spray.
  • The boat normally leaves the harbour at 10:00 in the morning and returns between 3:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon.
  • The Great Whites are in 'Shark Alley' all year round, but the best viewing months for clear water are from March to September.

The Boat

The boat is a hi-tech custom-built catamaran and the envy of every boating enthusiast. Fitted with a spacious cabin and sheltered seating, dive platform, toilet and wash basin ... It is sleek, fast and comfortable. It can take as many as 40 passengers per day, but you will never feel crowded.

The boat is inspected by the Department of Transport annually. Our boat and entire operation have been diligently scrutinized by the controlling bodies of the South African government and have been awarded one of only 8 licenses available in this part of Africa to take you down to see these giants.

The Cage

No experience is required if you want to go down in the cage. The cage is of the floating-variety and is custom-made with 12mm galvanized steel mesh. The sharks cannot get inside, and they don't try. The cage is attached to the boat at all times. All diving equipment is supplied. .The cage floats right next to the boat and is easy to access, so you can climb out at any time.

Sometimes the water will be extremely rough or far too murky to use the cage; viewing from the boat is still an awesome experience, with excellent photo opportunities. All of the wetsuits are new and leak-free…just like the boat. The new 7mm wetsuits are easy to get into and you'll look fab!

The Islands

Dyer Island is 5 miles (8 km) offshore, near the village of Gansbaai at the southern tip of Africa... only 2 hours from Cape Town. Nearby, Geyser Rock supports a colony of 40,000 Cape Fur Seals....these guys are the reason the Great Whites stay here. Shark Alley is the channel between the 2 islands, and is protected from the worst of the Southern Atlantic's weather...this is where we park the Boat. The islands, and Shark Alley itself are teeming with life. Cape Fur Seals, Jackass Penguins, and a wide variety of sea birds are commonly seen from the boat. From July to November, Southern Right Whales are spotted almost every day as well! Dolphins are sometimes sighted.


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