Shark Cage Diving has grown exponentially in popularity over the last few year and is undeniably one of the most thrilling experiences on the planet and not for the faint of heart. In the Overberg region, Shark Cage Dives are conducted from Gansbaai, situated approximately 40 minutes outside Hermanus. A number of tour operators offer shark cage diving trips and pre-booking is essential.

Although an adrenaline pumping experience, the activity is extremely safe and if all the safety precautions are taken and followed it will become one of your best memories. These dives take place in the picturesque Kleinbaai Harbour with full wetsuits and caging supplied. Diving equipment is also supplied, along with an optional DVD of your experience. All trips are weather and tide permitting and divers and non-divers can enjoy this fascinating excursion. No prior diving experience is required.

This is an experience worth having, if only to get up close and personal with the sea's most terrifying and magnificent predators.