Looking for an adrenalin-surging adventure in the deep blue sea, which is also ecological and encourages sustainable tourism? Then look no further than White Shark Projects, an environmentally responsible ‘shark cage diving’ company, that gives you the opportunity to see the wonder of the Great White Shark in a safe and professional environment.
Situated in Kleinbaai, a thirty-minute drive from Hermanus, White Shark Projects is a renowned global research organisation founded in 1989, which is dedicated to the conservation of sharks.
The committed team of 21 staff members are qualified, well-trained and incredibly experienced in providing shark cage diving. The Bay is the perfect place to see sharks as Dyer Island, which is home to Jackass Penguins and Geyser Island, home to 60,000 Cape fur seals, is just off the coast.
The passage between these two islands is known as ‘shark alley’ and is a good feeding ground for the Great White Shark.
Test your mettle with White Shark Projects
The ‘shark cage diving’ consists of a day outing, that accommodates both divers and non-divers. Guests must rendezvous at the Dive Lodge in Kleinbaai, where the day will begin with a tasty continental breakfast and a safety briefing. Wetsuits and equipment are supplied.
After guests are welcomed and taken aboard the boat, the team will make sure you are comfortable and ready for the trip. The number of passengers on the boat is limited to twenty, offering a more intimate experience and increased viewing capability.
You will be accompanied by intrepid skippers, a Dive Master and support crew. At the diving location an anchor is dropped and a scent trail is created, at this point one or two sharks should appear, making one’s heart beat a bit faster. The cage is lowered and you can view these incredible creatures in their natural habitat.
A unique experience every time
The team will tell you that no dive is ever the same, as it is almost impossible to predict how many sharks will be in the area. There are less than 5 000 Great White Sharks in the entire ocean, so it really is very special when you see one.
Once back on deck, lunch and refreshments will be provided. After three hours out at sea, the crew will then return guests to the shore, where a bowl of warm soup is provided and everyone can reflect on their day and share their wonderful experience.
For more information, call 076 2455 880 or visit www.whitesharkprojects.co.za.
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