So… you want an eyeball to eyeball encounter with a Great White Shark? Then you’re in the right country! Going Great White Shark Diving in South Africa and more specifically doing this once in a lifetime trip with Marine Dynamics, is a combination of goose-bump thrills, education and relaxation on a luxury boat in the company of experienced experts and researchers!

What you can expect

The 20 – 25 minute boat trip to where the activity is to take place, is by itself an exhilarating adventure. Named after a legendary 3,3 m male shark with a very distinctive dorsal fin, the Slashfin is a unique, multi-million rand aluminium boat custom designed for speed, stability, safety and space and can comfortably accommodate 40 passengers and the crew at a time.On any given day, you will 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 quick breakdown of what you can expect on this epic adventure…

  • Before the trip guests meet at the Great White House in Kleinbaai
  • You will receive breakfast or lunch and register your wet-suit size
  • Guests receive a pre-trip safety briefing about what to expect during the trip and a biological background on great white sharks
  • You will then take a 200m stroll down to the harbour to board Slashfin
  • Travel time to Dyer Island is approximately 20 minutes, with the shallows being a short 10 minute ride.
  • On average, you will anchor for 2 hours, but this depends on shark activity, conditions, as well as number of divers.
  • Weather permitting, you will take a quick trip through the infamous Shark Alley
  • Lastly, a debrief in the Great White House with soup and bread to warm you up.
  • Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.

What to bring with you AND what to leave behind

  • Most importantly bring your swimsuit/bathing costume.
  • We recommend some warm clothes – even in summer it can get chilly at sea.
  • A camera, sunscreen and a hat/cap in summer or a beanie in winter.
  • You will receive a numbered bag with a wet-suit and a clean towel.
  • You will be provided booties, masks and weight belt.
  • Cash Showers available to freshen up before departing on your next adventure.
  • They are generally able to put masks over glasses but we highly recommend you rather wear contact lenses if possible as prescription masks are not provided.
  • If you get sea sick, we advise that you take anti-nausea medication well in advance. Better to be prepared!

Book Now! 

To book your once in a lifetime shark dive, make sure you chat to our travel man Phil by dropping him an e-mail (travel@neverathomehostels.com) before you arrive or visiting him at the never@home travel desk.

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