Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa and more specifically a trip on the Slashfin, is a combination of goosebumps thrills, education and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers! The 20 – 25 minutes boat trip to where the activity is to take place, is by itself an exhilarating adventure.
On any given day, we also usually see at least two or more members of the Marine Big Five – sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins, as well as several bird species.
Here is a brief breakdown of what to expect
You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wetsuit size
Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks
Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minutes ride (where we anchor depends on where the sharks are)
On average, we anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers. Weather permitting, we take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley
What to bring with?
Most importantly bring your swimsuit/bathing costume.
We recommend somewarm clothes – even in summer it can get chilly at sea.
A camera, sunscreen and ahat/cap in summer or a beanie in winter.
* We highly recommend guests who are prone to any kind of motion sickness (or are unsure if they are) to use anti-nausea medication well in advance. Better to be prepared!
We provide a meal on arrival: breakfast or lunch depending on time of trip; snacks on board; and soup and bread on return to land.
You will receive a numbered bag with a wetsuit and a clean towel. We have over 100 wetsuits so that we can guarantee a clean dry wetsuitfor every client.
We provide booties, masks and weight belt.
Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.
Children (under 12): R1,450
*Children under 5 free to charge
*R30 Conservation Fee to add
*Includes Free visit to the African Penguin Sanctuary