C’mon, we know you’ve had this on your bucket list for years.

So what’s it like in real life? Thrilling, amazing, fascinating, educational, wild, crazy, fun – all of these things. What it’s not? Scary. If you don’t believe us, then try it for yourself!

The lowdown: Pick up time is based on the weather (more specifically the wind), but you can do a morning or an afternoon dive. Dropped off at the marine centre, a snack, and minimal paperwork are had, after which you’re off to a special boat with assigned gear in hand. Fifteen minutes with the wind in your hair takes you from the dock to dive spot, where deckhands churn the water with homemade chum. A cage is lowered into the water and affixed to the boat. You change into a wetsuit – a very thick wetsuit – and when it’s your turn, you get into the cage with seven other people dressed in a mask and snorkel.

The sharks come, big and small, few and plenty, it all depends on the day. Beneath the water, GoPro ready, you see their world and capture it. They see you, but hardly care, as there’s bait in the water that’s much more appealing than you. Not to worry, there is no way those sharks are getting through that cage you’re in unless you are part of a Steven Spielberg feature film. You come home with photos and stories to warrant comments on Facebook for months! Cue regret for those who think a shark dive is “too scary”.

Note: All-you-can-eat snacks and drinks aplenty.



South Africa: Gaansbaai, Mossel Bay

Price from

R2,850 per person


All year round, weather permitting


8-12 hours round trip

What to expect

An adrenalin rush and exhilarating thrill when you face a 3m great white shark


Diving equipment, shark dive, introductory lesson, breakfast, light refreshments and non-alcoholic beverages on the boat, return transfers to and from Cape Town

Minimum number of participants

1 person

adrenalin rush

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  • A big thank you...

    “Hello Rory, This is just to say a big Thank you for organizing our trip in South Africa. We had an amazing time in Cape Town: the hotel location was great, the 2 Trips with Gavin were really really nice (what a nice guy !), and finally, the airport connections were nice and smooth. We also had a blast in Jo'burg at the Clico, which was a great haven to rest after our Safari, but also had a really exquisite restaurant and very friendly staff.”

    Stefano Pennese
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    “Honestly would recommend Unearth Experience to anyone, and we have already had quite a few people asking about who organised our trip and passed on your details! We will definitely be back to Africa.”

    Kelly Moreton
  • Spectacular trip...

    “What a spectacular trip Rory created for us! He gave such attention to detail; organized several amazing surprises, which really made the trip even more spectacular. There was definitely no shortage of pinch yourself moments on this holiday! From the moment we flew out of Sydney until we arrived back home, Rory was in regular contact with the group to ensure that everything was running smoothly and that we were enjoying our trip. He was able to plan a holiday which caught all the highlights of Africa in a limited amount of time, and gave us the perfect amount of time in each place. We could not recommend Unearth Experience more highly to organise your holiday. Thank you Rory for a once in a lifetime experience!”

    Ally & Wiehahn van Schalkwyk
  • Never been so spoilt...

    “I have been to South Africa many times over the last 20 years but it was the first visit for my wife Jenny. Jenny absolutely loved the experience she ‘had never been so spoilt’!! I must say for myself that it was probably the most memorable experience. Two weeks is hardly long enough to do South Africa justice but the itinerary you put together was just right for a first visit. All the transport arrangements worked perfectly…The hotels were first class… Londolozi was wonderful - we had an excellent guide and were lucky to have some amazing sightings – I have been on many safaris in the past and this will go down as one of the best!”

    Mike Arnold
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    “In the past two weeks, I've learned that you can't truly even begin to understand life when you're only focused on the human aspect of the world. A week spent in the bush connected me to nature in a way I never imagined. It forced me to understand an ecosystem far detached from my comfort zone, and the social constructs of different species that are so similar, yet so different from the human condition. Tracking wild animals on a safari is so much more than a physical pursuit. To track, you need to be present, take clues from your surroundings and venture off into the unknown. If you lose the track, you return to where it started and begin again. It's a conscious effort to utilize skill, patience and intuition to guide you into a world of unbelievable discovery. I leave Londolozi with a heavy heart but a rejuvenated understanding of how to better live. Thank you to my dear tracker Life who found all the beautiful animals for us with his superpower of sight and hearing; my fearless guide Fitz who explained everything in so much detail with vast intelligence, ease and insight; my wingman Bruce who was there when I needed a shoulder and a drinking game ally; and of course my beloved partner in crime, who brought so much love, laughter and light into this journey. Unearth Experience, a million thank you's for curating my trip to this beautiful country and ensuring I was only with the best. Quite literally, this has been a life-changing experience for me.”

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