2018 Itinerary White Shark & Wildlife Dive Safari.

9 nights / 10 days in total.

4 days cage diving with the Great White Sharks off Dyer Island / Geyser Rock, “The Great White Shark Capital Of The World”.

3 Full days on safari in the Kruger National Park.

Please remember, this is purely a “suggested itinerary” and we can add / reduce it any way you like, by increasing / decreasing the number of days spend diving or on safari at any of the above locations.

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Best time of year: April through October which is peak Great White Season although this itinerary can be done all year round.

Please note, the Sharks, especially the Whale Sharks have not read this timetable and have no idea where they are meant to be and when!

This White Shark / Wildlife combination is unique to South Africa!

Where else in the world can you dive with the White Shark on one day and view the “Big 5 (lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo) the next?? Only in South Africa!!

This unique combination is ideal for the dive enthusiast with a non-diving partner, as the non-diving partner will not want to miss out on viewing the oceans apex predator from the deck of the dive boat without getting wet, whilst the diving partner is in the cage getting up and close  with the Great White. Then flying off to spend 4 nights / 3 full days on safari in arguably the greatest wildlife reserve in the world, The Kruger National Park, which is home to Africa’s “Big 5”, lion, leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo. An absolutely unique, wildlife experience, only available in South Africa. Let Dive The Big 5 host you.

Please note: The Great White Shark activity takes place on or just below sea level. Full scuba gear is not required for Great White Shark cage diving, as the 6 man cage is attached to the side of the boat and no diving certification or experience is necessary. Your head and shoulders are above sea level until the dive master gives the call to let you know that the Great Whites are approaching. You then submerge your head and shoulders below sea level for the close sightings of the Great Whites, as they swim towards and past the cage. A diver spends about 20-30 minutes in the cage at any one time. After all the divers have had a chance in the cage, those wishing to have a 2nd go in the cage are more than welcome, time permitting. Snorkel equipment and the “breath hold” method are the most popular options, as experience has shown the sounds and bubbles from the regulator are found to be distracting to the extremely sound sensitive Great Whites. Should a diver want to use air and a regulator, he / she must be a certified diver, and must advise us in advance, as this is not carried on board. When you are not in our 6 man cage, refreshments are enjoyed while viewing the Great Whites and other sea life from the viewing deck.

Cost based on two divers sharing
Cost

Cost based on two divers sharing

ZAR 42 880 per person sharing
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Non-diver cost based on two people sharing, diver with a non-diver
Cost

Non-diver cost based on two people sharing, diver with a non-diver

ZAR 34 640 per non diver sharing with a diver.
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Cost based on singe diver
Cost

Cost based on singe diver

ZAR 58 890 per single diver
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Cancellation policy:

  • Full refund in the event of the dive being cancelled due to bad weather.
  • Should we launch the boat for the dive and during the course of the dive the skipper decides to return to shore due to unfavourable weather conditions, there will be no refund.
  • The skipper’s decision is final and is based purely on your safety and comfort.

Other “bits & pieces” of interest:

The cage is a 6-man / woman / person, cage, subject to change, and groups of divers spend roughly 20-30 minutes in the cage during their 1st “dive” session, thereafter they take it in turns for subsequent turns in the cage. Exact times spent in the cage differ from day to day, depending on the number of divers on the boat, and obviously shark activity. No point being in the cage when there are no sharks about! The number of divers, surface viewers is limited to 20, excluding researchers and crew, which allows each diver more cage time and a personalised on-board experience. The boat is licensed to carry 36 people maximum. When you are not in the cage, on-board refreshments can be enjoyed whilst viewing the Great Whites and other sea-life from the upper sun-deck.

Please note: The Kruger National Park falls within a “low risk” Malaria area, and we strongly suggest that you consult your doctor about which is the best prophylactic to use to prevent contracting this disease.

Itinerary and prices are subject to change without notice.

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