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Address: 1 Swart Street, Gansbaai 7220, South Africa
Phone Number: +27 82 441 4555
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Shark Diving Unlimited specialises in conservation and education...

Shark Diving Unlimited specialises in conservation and education initiatives of all shark species around our coastline Owned by Michael Rutzen who has been working with great white sharks since 1994. Four years later Mike began freediving with great white sharks and is now known worldwide as one of the few people who is able to interact with these magnificent predators outside the safety of the cage!Breathtaking images of Mike have been featured in numerous magazines and documentaries including BEYOND FEAR (National Geographic) and SHARKMAN (Discovery). Mike’s aim is to portray positive images of great white sharks in order to dispel the ‘JAWS’ myth.Mike is a PADI Instructor and the only person in the world qualified to teach the prestigious Great White Shark Distinctive Specialty PADI course. He is a qualified skipper, First Aid instructor, qualified rebreather, nitrox and commercial diver. Your skipper Frank Rutzen has spent his life on the ocean from Kwa-Zulu Natal to the Western Cape. He has worked in the great white shark cage diving industry since 1995 and has a passion for wildlife and an extensive knowledge of the Dyer Island marine ecosystem.Nsunda is a qualified South African tour guide and qualified scuba diver. He will help you with all your diving equipment needs and make sure that your day runs smoothly!Shark Diving Unlimited was the company of choice for HRH Prince Harry, His Majesty King Abdullah II Ibn Al Hussein, Leonardo Di Caprio and Brad Pitt.

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Amazing experience...not to be missed!

Due to bad weather, we were unable to do the shark dive on the day we originally wanted. However, Shark Dive Unlimited managed to squeeze us onto an early session at short notice... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Due to bad weather, we were unable to do the shark dive on the day we originally wanted. However, Shark Dive Unlimited managed to squeeze us onto an early session at short notice which we were very pleased at. After an early start we arrived to a warm welcome from the staff. They took us through a quick briefing of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very professional crew and we saw tons of sharks! Our trip lasted about 3 hours Pros + Saw lots of sharks + The team was good at pulling the sharks close to the cage for a good view + Breakfast was provided before the trip + Drinks were available on the boat + Wet suits, dry towels, etc we provided... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

You get what you pay for (sharks), plus a little more: a highly welcoming service, and some snacks and soups before and after the dive, respectively. We saw 5-6 sharks, all of them from 1-2 feet away. I admit that standing in the cold water could be a little annoying, even with a wetsuit, but hey - that's part of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We drove from Humanas which took about 45 minutes. It was early but the welcome was warm and welcoming.We watched a video whilst waiting for the other punters to arrive. Breakfast was served along with drinks which was good. We had a briefing and told that the aim was for all of us to have at least 4 to 5... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016 via mobile

This is the fourth time I have visited Gansbaai and I have now been out on the water with the SDU team approximately 12 times. Once again we were made supremely welcome by Lara and the whole team. As familiar faces we are made to feel very special as are each and everyone that visits. Time on/in the water was... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

I was collected on time (at silly o'clock) from my hotel, (the One and Only on the V+A waterfront). The driver was in a hurry and couldn't find one couple but a few hurried phone calls and we were all aboard and off to Gansbaai. We collected more folk in Hermanus and arrived at the Unlimited HQ, variously nervous, sleepy... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

We were supposed to be with the great white project but we had a bit of a wait but it was definitely worth the wait. Our guide was called heindrick and he was amazing he knew everything about the sharks and when they would come. We saw 5 different sharks.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

I was lucky enough to be able to dive with these guys recently, having used other companies within the Gaansbai area I can honestly say dont look any further if you are looking to experience GWS, the team involved with SDU are without question excellent, always happy to answer any question, even the most ridiculous!!! On our trip we were... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

What a fantastic company! Professional, safety conscious and adventure minded, we'd recommend this company without hesitation. This company offers round trip shuttle service from Cape Town CBD hotels for a nominal fee. The driver was prompt and his driving skills exceptional. He was conscious of our early morning departure (4:00 am) and made efforts to maintain a quite space so... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

My partner and I were in Cape Town in September 2016, and we were on the fence about shark cage diving for fear of not seeing any sharks. Boy, were we glad that we went for it! Most of the Gansbaai operators were fully booked when we called the day before but thankfully, there was still availability at Shark Diving... More 

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