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“Great Shark Diving Experience”

Extreme Scene - Day Trips
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Owner description: We are your Cape Town One Stop Adventure Shop. Contact us for all your outdoor adventure needs and rest assured of an experience of a lifetime. Shark cage diving, tandem skydiving, tandem paragliding, quad biking, sand boarding, helicopter flights, safaris or even an awesome abseil from Table Mountain. We will even give good local advice and book your accommodation. Let us make your experience in Cape Town an enjoyable one and contact us as soon as you can.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 6 July 2017

My husband and I decided to add a shark cage dive on to our trip to Cape Town. From start to finish every interaction I had with Gavin to book the trip was great. He answered my emails quickly and with lots of information. We were supposed to dive on our first day in Cape Town, but the weather did not cooperate. But Gavin and crew were great; they maintained communication with us, and after five days of trying to reschedule us (due to weather) they were able to fit us in (on our last day). Once we finally got out to sea, it started a little slow, so the guys on the boat relocated us to a more active spot. At the new spot everyone on board had a great experience. We got to see lots of sharks buzz past us in the cage as the guys in the boat were very good at luring them in and giving us good direction on when to dip in! Once we were back on shore, we were welcomed in with a warm meal and to watch a movie of our dive. It was the perfect end to the perfect day. If you are looking to shark dive these are the guys to go with! Professional, knowledgable, and fun!

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Reviewed 30 April 2017

We booked three adventures through Gavin- sea kayaking, abseiling Table Mountain, and skydiving.

All the adventures were great. They were on time and well scheduled. The prices were reasonable and everyone was friendly. Lost a star for a small breakdown in communication. When we arrived for sea kayaking Derick didn't know who we were. When we explained we booked through Gavin he said that others with Gavin had cancelled so he didn't expect us. Similarly, when our ride for skydiving arrived, within 2 minutes of getting in the car he said we needed to pay him cash. He was a bit off put when we said we had already paid IN FULL and had to show him our receipt from Gavin. This was a total turn off. We did speak to Gavin about this and he apologized. Admitted they don't always update the drivers with who's paid and who hasn't. Like i said, communication.

all said and done, we had a good time!

Thank DBJ2012
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Reviewed 29 April 2017 via mobile

I booked a shark cage diving trip with Gavin at Extreme Scene. Communication was great and I got all the info I needed. I went on a Wednesday and did not see any sharks. Gavin gave me a voucher to return on a different date for free. I ended up seeing a few sharks on my second trip. 5-star all the way!

Thank Ed F
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Reviewed 15 April 2017

Bottom line up front: if you're wondering if you should just book individual tours and activities or go with Extreme Scene (Gavin), just go with Gavin -- you will be very glad you did.

We only had three days to spend in Cape Town and, due to an unfortunate travel incident, ended up with only two. And yet we crammed in a full-day Cape tour, shark cage diving, and paragliding. We had been scheduled for a sunset harbor cruise as well but that was cancelled due to weather. And that's part of why I so strongly recommend letting Gavin handle your arrangements -- when things happen (and they do, whether it's weather or travel difficulties or minor problems with tour operators), you will want Gavin to resolve those things for you rather than spending your precious time and energy doing it yourself.

Our Cape tour was excellent. Our guide was Granville, a truly charming and knowledgeable fellow. He not only showed us all there was to see, his commentary ranged beyond the sights to include history, current events, politics, sports, and anything else you wanted to chat about. He was kind to my whole family and a gentleman throughout. As for the tour itself, the big positive distinction here is that it's a private tour so it's exactly what you want it to be -- nothing more, nothing less. If you're not sure, you can just let Granville choose the itinerary (that's what we did) but even then, just tell him what you're interested in and what's not so important to you. As just one example, we asked Granville to find us a halaal restaurant for lunch and he easily did so -- it was delicious.

The shark cage diving was awesome. Getting up super early (4:30 am pickup for us) was not so great, but they have breakfast waiting for you (hot and cold items). The guide is very knowledgeable and you never feel unsafe. We were fortunate enough to see three sharks, one of them a really big boy. The jaunt out on the boat only takes about 20 minutes but be warned the waters are not calm.

Finally, the paragliding was a blast. You don't have to have any experience, it's not physically demanding at all, and it's just plain fun. The views are spectacular and the guys will swoop and dive only as much as you want them to (I wanted a lot!).

But let me re-emphasize how helpful Gavin is. From pre-planning to replanning, to keeping in close touch (e-mail, SMS), all done politely and patiently, you could not ask for a better guy to help you enjoy your trip to this magnificent city.

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ExtremeScene, Owner at Extreme Scene - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

We are so glad we could shuffle things around a bit for you. While not always possible we really try our best to maximise your stay in Cape Town and manage things should weather or other issues arise. Thanks so much for such a positive review! We really appreciate it and it makes the hard work worthwhile!

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Reviewed 5 April 2017 via mobile

Gavin helped me put together a great list of activities to do while in Cape town. Each activity came with timely transportation and friendly staff. Email assistance also helped make sure the activities would go ahead on each planned day (based on the weather forecast). Overall a great experience!

Thank alexbryant710
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ExtremeScene, Owner at Extreme Scene - Day Trips, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2017

Great to hear you had a good experience in Cape Town! Thank you for the feedback and review.

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