Who is White Shark Africa?
White Shark Africa was founded in 1995 and has been running successfully ever since. The company has always had a great passion and love for the sharks and has often supported and assisted shark research in the area.
White Shark Africa staff have a proud history in white shark research, conservation and education so you can be sure that we have a passion and love for these animals and their environment.
It has always been apparent to us that most, if not all of our clients suffer a total misconception of sharks, and in particular the GREAT WHITE SHARK.
Most of our clients arrive with a 90% fear level and 10% respect and we thrive in changing this attitude. We are sure that after a day at sea with us you will find that old attitudes are reversed and you will leave us with 90% respect and 10% fear and perhaps understand that the sea is the domain of the GREAT WHITE and we have no right to harm this magnificent predator.
Our Diving and Viewing trips are wonderfully educational, enriching both mind and soul.
As the only White Shark operation along the Garden Route, we’re afforded the advantage of seals being our only competition for the shark’s attention.
Historically, we have an 84% annual average rate of successful shark viewing and diving.
White Shark Cage Diving: Seal Island, Mossel Bay: R2050 pp
White Shark Africa operates out of Mossel Bay Harbour every day of the year. We generally do 2 trips per day but in holiday season there are up to 3 trips per day.
A Typical Day
We meet at our office which is located 5 minutes from the harbour. We like our clients to be there an hour before launch time so you can relax, have some breakfast (or snacks), chat to our staff and listen to the safety and boat trip briefing.
The trip from the dock to the shark site is only about ten minutes so there is no long and tedious boat ride. In fact, Mossel Bay has the most accessible white sharks in the world. The bay is also very protected so our sea conditions are normally very calm and comfortable. The crew will provide a briefing concerning the cage diving on the boat.
To find the sharks we have to bait and chum. The baits and chum are natural marine products. We do not use anything that is not natural to the sharks and the environment. It can take several minutes or several hours for the first shark to appear and while we enjoy a high success rate, you need to understand that nothing is guaranteed.
Once we have sharks at the boat, the cage will go into the water and the diving will begin. Topside viewing is exciting for the non-diver and as the shark works very close to the surface you will have plenty of opportunity to take some action shots.
This is not a jaws movie set so we do our best not to have the sharks banging into the boat and cage as this injures them and produces a false impression.
A trip generally lasts for +- four hours. We offer snacks and drinks on the boat and there is plenty of opportunity to chat to our staff and ask questions. Upon return from the trip, you will have the opportunity to watch your experience video filmed by one of our crew members.
What’s included & some friendly advice!
• Buffet breakfast/snacks at office before launch
• Snacks and refreshments on the boat
• Diving & Viewing
• Wet suites & dive equipment supplied and available in all sizes
• Video of your White Shark Experience (R350)
Please don’t board our boat without:
Sunscreen, towel, swimwear (if diving), camera, hat or cap (we sell really cool ones) & a warm jacket. If you are prone to motion sickness…
Hmm! No train smash… Just make sure you take a seasickness tablet the night before and again 2 hours prior to boarding the boat.
Terms & Conditions
Cancellation of your trip must be done a minimum of 24 hours prior to launch time. Should cancellation take place less than 18 hours prior to launch, a 50 % cancellation fee will be charged. In the event of the client not showing up at all for the trip a 100% cancellation fee will be applicable. In the unfortunate event of bad weather, clients will be informed and an alternative date will be suggested or a full refund will be given. Should the day out at sea be cut short due to unforeseen bad weather changes, no refund will be applicable. We accept Visa, Master Card, Amex, Diner cards at an additional 5 % surcharge. Sightings of White sharks are not guaranteed and no refunds are applicable in this case. However an alternative tour date can be set at a re duced rate. Due to variable weather conditions and shark activity, diving is not always possible and is therefore not guaranteed