Welcome to Shark Diving Unlimited

More than just a professional shark cage diving organisation. This is the base of Mike Rutzen, well-known documenter and conservation advocate for sharks, also known as the Shark Man for his amazing skill of swimming with these animals. Shark Diving Unlimited is a fully licensed shark cage diving operator. We receive our permits from the South African Department of Environmental Affairs’ Branch of Oceans and Coasts. We are situated in the Great White Shark capital of Gansbaai, just 2 hours from Cape Town. We are the only PADI Diving Centre in Gansbaai where we specialise in Great White Shark cage diving and viewing where no prior experience is needed . . . Read More →

Marine Conservation

South Africa was the first country to protect the great white shark in 1991. The result of the protection is that of the cage diving industry. In 1998, the Bill to re-open Great White Sharks to commercial fishing was tabled, and the government decided to dismiss the application and collect revenue from  . . . Read More →

What our Clients say

“I had the most amazing time experiencing great white sharks up close. The Shark Diving Team were really great and helped me understand their cause as well as give me insight in shark land.” – Sandy T, Tripadvisor.

Diver with Great White Shark - Gansbaai

Research Projects

The first real and substantive research on the Great White Sharks only started in 1998, after the government decided to keep the species closed to commercial fishing. All legitimate research in South Africa is done by the Department of Environmental Affairs: Branch – Oceans and Coasts, Republic of South Africa, one of the leaders in Great White Shark research worldwide and they currently have 4 research projects active on these animals. They are all under the guidance of the top predator team of the the Department of Environmental Affairs: Branch – Oceans and Coasts, Republic of South Africa, led by Mr. Mike Meyer. 

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WHITE SHARK CAGE DIVING VOUCHER

R1,350

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SHARK BREACHING TRIP VOUCHER

R8,000

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PADI SPECIALITY VOUCHER

R17,500


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