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For divers wanting to discover and dive with great white sharks, Gansbaai is the world capital of these fabulous creatures, and Dyer Island presents the best place in the world to see them.

Dyer Island is regarded as one of the most unique areas in the world: after the great white shark became protected in South Africa, as it is one of the select places to successfully view and learn more about these incredible predators.

From June to December, Gansbaai is also home to the southern right whale when the coastline becomes the breeding area for these giants of the oceans. Gansbaai is also located at the heart of the Fynbos Biome, the smallest, and richest, floral kingdom in the world. Stay a night or two at one of a selection of excellent of guesthouses to enjoy this area.

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Key info

  • Ideal for viewing: great white shark

Dive trips

This dive location is featured in the following itinerary:

Great White Shark Diving Weekend

This is one of our most popular adventures for thrill seekers. Enjoy the exhilarating and unforgettable experience of sharing the water with these incredible predators in South Africa on two days of cage diving.

  • When to go: Apr-Sep
  • Duration inc. flights: 5 days
  • Price inc. flights: From £1,375 pp
  • Trip type: Tailor-made trip idea