Shark Diving Unlimited, Gansbaai
We are a family operation for Great White Shark Discovery and Cage Diving trips, with over 12 years experience, owned by Michael Rutzen.
Please note that shark cage diving is not an adrenalin sport! White sharks are awesome apex predators that are naturally curious and amazing to see in their natural habitat. We believe that they should be respected and protected completely. That is why we use engine covers to protect the sharks from harm at the boat, and have a specially designed cage with no sharp edges for the same reason. We do not feed these sharks and we use only their natural behaviour to give our clients the experience of a lifetime.
Also note that one does not need to be SCUBA qualified to go shark cage diving! The cage is tied to the side of the boat, and is never submerged, the Dive master is always just an arms reach away and divers can get out at any time. Divers stay in the cage for about 20 minutes watching the sharks and then are rotated until the end of the trip so that everyone has an opportunity to see the sharks.
To cage dive all you need to wear is a wetsuit, a mask and a weight belt. We have a range of wetsuit sizes, from small to XL. We provide all the diving equipment you will need for your cage dive. It is stored on board and the Divemaster will allocate the equipment himself.
Our 12 mt boat, Barracuda was specially designed for shark cage diving and viewing. She is also the most stable boat - something to consider if you are prone to sea sickness. You can enjoy a fantastic view of the action from the top deck or get close up and personal in our 5-man cage.She also has a huge deck space, large observation deck, toilet and changing area. She carries all the required safety equipment and complies with MCM and SAMSA regulations.
Please note that
- We are the only PADI Dive Resort shark diving company in Gansbaai;
- We are film and photographic crew professionals;
- Our crew is very professional and has all the knowledge to work with the Great White Sharks;
- We use the best chum to attract the sharks
- A DVD will be made of the trip at ZAR350 per DVD.
Our crew works with International Television Companies to produce breath taking TV Documentaries including Beyond Fear (National Geographic) and Sharkman (Discovery Channell). We are also the choice of The King of Jordan, HRH Prince Harry, Leonardo Dicaprio and Brad Pitt to go Shark Cage Diving.