Share the passion with White Shark Projects
For proud residents and discerning visitors, up-close viewing of great white sharks is one of the Western Cape’s ultimate offerings. Where else can you experience face-to-face encounters with this dramatic yet vulnerable species?
White Shark Projects has all the necessary experience to ensure a satisfactory trip. They are highly regarded for their research and commercial ventures, and log more contact with great whites than anyone else worldwide.
White Shark Projects (WSP) are based in Shark Alley, Kleinbaai – a unique marine environment off the southern Cape coast. So your outing starts early when their luxury bus collects you from Cape Town and takes you to ‘White Shark Lodge’ for a scrumptious continental breakfast.
You’re soon on the high seas in Shark Team, a 36-foot, 4-ton catamaran with all the latest equipment. She was custom-built for shark spotting, so viewing opportunities are excellent. Remember, sharks are surface feeders, so sightings from the deck are just as exciting as cage viewing.
But those who’ve gone into the cage are adamant: ‘Grasp the opportunity,’ they say. ‘These chances don’t come often in life.’ WSP supplies the gear, and experienced Dive Masters help you into the cage. Now you’re sharing the great white’s habitat – cool fresh seas, the real thing. The Dive Master relays vital information, telling you when to go underwater and where to look. Expect some really close encounters!
You spend between four and six hours at sea, and a healthy lunch is provided to see you through. Once back on terra firma, swap stories with the crew over tea and scones – and watch footage of your dive if you’ve arranged it with WSP beforehand.
Then it’s congratulations all round. You’ve earned your White Shark Experience certificate.
White Shark Projects is committed to education and conservation. They consistently report white shark data to Marine Coastal Management and researchers internationally.
Join them in their passion.
White Shark Projects: Tel +27-(0)762455880