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Gansbaai near Hermanus in Western Cape, South Africa - the home of Great White Shark Cage Diving and Dyer Island

Great White Shark Found Dead!

Great White Shark found washed up on the shore of Dyer Island.

A male White Shark, approx 4m in length, was found washed up on the shore of Dyer Island this weekend.  At this stage no-one is sure why or how he died, there was nothing to indicate any foul play.  The carcass has been taken to Cape Town for a full autopsy.  The scatches and scapes noted during the recovery process were almost certainly from the rugged rocks of the shoreline.

Great photos of the Great White shark – may be too graphic for some viewers.










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There is No better way to experience Great White Sharks than within the shark diving cage, attached to the boat! You don’t need a scuba diving qualification to go shark cage diving as you don’t need air tanks.

The cage is of the floating-variety and is custom-made with 12mm galvanised steel mesh. The sharks cannot get inside and they don’t try. The cage allows you to enter the sharks environment safely and enjoy the exhilaration of being only centimeters away from these mighty beasts.


If you can’t bear the thought – surface viewing is almost as thrilling! Either way – check out our brilliant shark cage diving special for backpackers!

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