Check out the White Shark Diving Co. in Gansbaai, the Great White Shark capital of the world, for one of the most intense adventures you can have. They provide round trip transportation from Cape Town and any hotel or guesthouse along the way as well as breakfast on arrival and snacks post-dive, so it’s a solid deal at about 1700 ZAR.
And it’s a really early morning. At 4 a.m. I was collected from Greenways Hotel for the ride down to Gansbaii. After breakfast and a safety briefing, guests board the boat and make their way out to open water.
Since Great Whites are surface feeders, even the folks who remain on the boat enjoy a good show and might get wet when the sharks get to thrashing. At anywhere from about 9-17 feet long, there’s a whole lot of splashing!