Our updated list of the best places around the world to dive with a Great White Shark
There are not many places in the world where you can dive with a great white shark, you need to go where they are. Check out the list below to find out.
Neptune Islands, South Australia
In South Australia, you’ll find the 4 Neptune Islands which hosts large groups Seals and Sea Lions, which are on the top of the Great Whites list of favourite things to nibble on all year round. This means that it is a perfect place to go to dive with these amazing creatures. The clear blue water with around 25 m visibility creates an amazing background and creates a hurricane of excitement and adrenaline as the giants appear from the blue abyss.
South Africa, Gansbaai
If you happen to be in Cape Town and you feel in the mood for a tête-a-tête with a Great White, head for Gansbaai. Rated by the Lonely Planet as No. 1 Best Underwater Experience for 2011, these guys know their Great Whites from their Bull Sharks. Beneath the waves just 8km offshore from Cape Town, between two islands populated with Cape Fur Seals and Jackass Penguins, lays a channel ominously nicknamed ‘Shark Alley’. This is the dive site and it’s packed full of fins. If you need an added bonus, a continental breakfast is included!
Isla Guadelupe, Mexico
Over many years, the Isla Guadelupe has gradually become a favourite amongst Great White diving enthusiasts. It’s now acknowledged as one of the top spots in the world to climb into a cage and duck into the blue. With up to 100 feet of visibility and wonderfully warm waters, it’s a cage diving paradise for novices and experts alike. The classic expedition lasts for 6 fin-tastic days, so it’s geared towards those with a real passion for Great Whites.
Stewart Island, New Zealand
Stewart Island may be New Zealand’s third largest island, but with 85% designated as national park and only 400 residents, it’s a true wilderness of isolated beauty. Romantically named as Rakiura, or Glowing Skies, in Maori, it’s a haven for nature lovers and hikers alike. And then, of course, there’s cage diving with Great White Sharks…
Tiger Beach, Bahamas
If you’ve already earned your cage diving stripes and you’re looking for a new terrifying twist, try Tiger Shark cage free diving in the Bahamas. Yes, that’s right – cage FREE! In this deep sea scenario, you’ll dispense with the cage altogether! Eek! Although Tiger Sharks can be curious in the water and must be approached with a great deal of respect, cage-free diving with these creatures is apparently perfectly possible.