SamMichan - SHARK CAGE DIVING - The Center of the Cape Town Experience Tourism Industry Album
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NotesOver the past 350 million years sharks have dominated the oceans of the world. The fiercest predators in their domain, sharks have earned their reputation because the hunters of the sea. Humans are becoming interested in them and have a healthier mix of fear and respect for these beautiful creatures.
South Africa, more specifically Cape Town, is without a darkness of question, one of the greatest destinations worldwide for experiencing sharks, especially Great White sharks, at close proximity. The people of sharks is unparalleled elsewhere, and the locations are very accessible and in close proximity to land, that you will be virtually guaranteed to witness numerous animals doing what they certainly were born to do.
The Adventure of a Lifetime
Shark cage diving and surface viewing is now increasingly popular within the adventure tourism industry over the past decade. It is the ability of a lifetime being able to witness these magnificent animals in their natural habitat.
Each year a large number of people travel the globe to see and dive with the 400 species of shark in our oceans. Every year they undertake this adventure with apprehension and excitement and everytime return with an interest and deep seated respect for these fascinating creatures.
Swim with the Sharks
Shark cage diving is just a strictly regulated industry, with only a few operators having been granted a license to engage in this activity. Great care is taken not to interfere an excessive amount of with the natural behavior patterns of the sharks. The feeding of sharks can be strictly prohibited, to stop them from associating boats having an easy meal.
Passengers on the shark cage trips are usually to see Great Whites as other sharks tend to keep a low profile within their territories. The Cape Coast is one of the very most famous Great White territories world wide.
On boarding the boat for the trip out to sea, the passenger's anticipation is overwhelming. It can take as much as one hour of chumming before the very first shark appears. After the sharks have settled down, the very first group of cagers prepare to enter their cage while the remainder retreat to the back of the boat or viewing platform to witness the spectacular proceedings, eagerly awaiting their turn in the cage.
The bait line is slowly drawn towards the cage. Because the bait line approaches so too does the Great White. The cage experience has been described by some as a mental, heart-stopping and truly thrilling experience.
The experience is not just thrilling for anyone in the cage. The passengers on the boat can enjoy the top viewing from an unparalleled viewpoint and to observe and photograph the Great White sharks from just a few feet away. Surface viewing here's amazing as passengers get an all-round view of the sharks attacking, circling and descending.
Shark Cage Diving Locations
You can find two areas where Great White diving is done, Gans Bay and Mossel Bay. Both these destinations are easily reached by land or air from Cape Town International Airport. Both destinations are also major tourist hot spots and accommodation and restaurants are of a great standard.
The most effective season for Great White viewing is between April and November mainly because of the mass-pupping of seals. Sharks certainly are a little less active between December and March but aren't completely absent from the areas. During caging and viewing trips Great White sharks are encountered 95% of the time, on an excellent day up to a dozen Great White sharks ranging between 2, 5 and 4, 5 meters might be encountered.
There are always a large number of companies operating shark tours in and around Cape Town many specialising in specific sightings as a result of where they're based. On the majority of the tours you will have a way to see a great many other facets of marine life in addition to the sharks: schools of dolphins; seals; penguins; bird life and occasionally whales.
Experience the Thrill
Whether sharks intrigue, fascinate or frighten you, it is the knowledge of an entire life being so close in their mind and observing them inside their natural habitat. Being with one of these mighty kings of the deep is one of typically the most popular activities in adventure tourism at the moment. Whether you need to dive with Great Whites or simply view them from afar, Cape Town is the right location for you.
Shark cage diving is once in a lifetime chance for shark lovers and adventure junkies alike. Experience the ultimate thrill whilst diving with ragged-tooth sharks, a turtle, rays and game fishes in the I&J predator exhibit at the Two Oceans Aquarium in Cape Town.
Short introRoad Trips. Help Center. South Africa. it is an ok experience but you must do your research- white sharks have pretty much left the area. When we went the last sighting was 3 weeks ago and we only saw smaller sharks. Of course you are never guaranteed to see wild animals anyway, but in this case you must be super Read more. Date of experience: December 2019. I went Shark cage diving in Gansbai. It was one of the coolest things ive ever done in nature. The water is cold , you will need to use a wet suit. Great White Shark Cage Diving is the ultimate adventure activity in South Africa. Nothing can be more exhilarating than coming face to face with this magnificent predator. With Shark Zone visit two of the best shark diving spots in the Western Cape: GANSBAAI and SEAL ISLAND in False Bay. 5 hours. Privacy and Cookies Statement. About Viator. Genre: Other Album: SHARK CAGE DIVING - The Center of the Cape Town Experience Tourism Industry Country: US MP3 version RAR size: 1966 mb FLAC version RAR size: 1836 mb WMA version RAR size: 1633 mb Rating: 4. 3 Votes: 794 Other Formats: MIDI WMA VOC FLAC MP1 AC3 ASF. Cape Town shark cage diving and safaris. Tour agent. Sea Creatures. Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town. Great White Shark bites cage only inches from divers when trying to bite the bait. One of many special clips generated cage diving is underwater diving or snorkeling where the observer remains inside a protective cage designed to prevent sharks from making contact with the divers. Shark cage diving is used for scientific observation, underwater cinematography, and as a tourist activity. Sharks may be attracted to the vicinity of the cage by the use of bait, in a procedure known as chumming, which has attracted some controversy as it is claimed to potentially alter the natural behaviour of sharks in the vicinity. Shark Diving Cape Town - Valerie Hinojosa. What's Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai like. This isn't the most exclusive and luxurious shark cage diving experience around. At R1650 per person including transfers from Cape Town, their day trip is one of the best affordable options. The above are just two of the reputable shark cage diving operators in Gansbaai that we can recommend from experience. Both are reasonably priced and offer excellent value for money. Situated in Cape Town, we operate the best shark cage diving in one of the most richly diverse oceanic habitats in the world. Expert, passionate and friendly guides offer you a fun and insightful shark diving experience. We are committed to conservation. We'd like you to leave as ambassadors for sharks - all sharks We know how to get close to the sharks while maintaining respect as we care and love the sharks. Come and see how much we care. This is a great opportunity to experience all aspects of Shark behaviour and witness these creatures in their natural habitat. book now. From the blog. Shark Cage Diving Tour. Best price guaranteed. No booking fees. Thereafter, we continue through the small coastal village of Bettys Bay, where you can see one of the largest penguin colonies of Cape Town at Stony Point. You will be dropped off at your accommodation at the end of the tour. View More. Shark cage diving in South Africa is one of the most celebrated adventures in the country, Cape Town being one of the most famous places to do it. If you are interested in doing something adventurous that helps you find something which wi. Its i did not had same experience as travel factory they used to provide us our day activity one day hear besten tour everything is clumsy and messy every time we have to call our agent to get the details through out the some othe place we have to pay from our pocket even after paying for
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