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Brian McFarlane, founder & owner, of Great White Shark Tours, is proud to take you on Apex Predator, his custom designed shark cage diving boat, a vessel specifically built for shark cage diving and surface viewing purposes. Brian has been out at sea on Apex Predator for the past 20 years and is now in semi-retirement.

Brian designed and built his boat to the highest safety standards and it is considered as one of the most luxurious vessels in the shark cage diving industry.

  • Apex Predator, Brian McFarlane’s latest modern hi-tech custom-built catamaran is the envy of every boating enthusiast.
  • The vessel has a spacious cabin, changing room and flushing toilets.
  • Comfortable backrest seating and watertight lockers for storage of your personal belongings.
  • The boat is also fitted with an upper viewing deck ideal for photography.
  • The vessel is licensed to take 40 passengers and crew and you will never feel crowded.
  • Apex Predator is inspected by the Department of Marine & Coastal Management annually. Our boat and entire operation have been diligently scrutinized by the controlling bodies of the South African Government and have been awarded one of only 8 permits available in this part of South Africa allowing us to show you the great white sharks.
  • A 12mm galvanized steel cage which takes the divers is annually inspected and certified by a qualified engineer.
  • Roll down blinds on both sides of the boat protect you from the wind and sea spray.
  • Our friendly and experienced qualified dive master will help you at each step of the dive.
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Some of the features of the boat include:

  • Length: 13m
  • Width: 5.1m this gives maximum stability whilst on anchor at sea.
  • Engines: 4 x 200HP Suzuki 4 strokes for safety, reliability and power when required. They are eco-friendly
  • Viewing platform: Spacious upper-level viewing platform
  • Seating: Comfortable padded seats with backrests
  • Storage space: Individual lockers for customer bag storage
  • Toilet Facilities: A toilet with the latest flush technology
  • Change room: Spacious areas to change into and out of wetsuits
  • Water: Fresh running water. Hot showers on return to the crew house
  • Safety Equipment: Two 25 man Liferafts
  • Spray covers: Vinyl roll downsides to keep wind spray off passengers
  • Wetsuits:  7mm easy to change into
  • Electronic equipment: GPS/radios/depth echo sounder/Natsav, VMS
  • Fuel tanks: Stainless steel tanks built to highest ISO Standards
  • Smoking: No smoking allowed on the boat (ISO standard)
  • The boat was designed and certified to easily accommodate the 40 passengers and crew.

 

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Contact Details

No. 8 Swart Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa

GPS: 34° 36'52"S - 19º 21'18"E

Phone: +27 (0) 28 384 1418

Mobile: +27 (0) 83 300 2138

E-Mail:  brian@sharkcagediving.net

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