Daily Blog 05 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Guest comment: “Thank you! Could not have asked for more!” – Marla, Taylor + Michael

Awesome day at sea. Loved seeing the sharks up close and personal. Thanks for an amazing time!” – Pratik

The biologist was extremely informative and enhanced this already amazing experience!” – Patrick


Location: Geldsteen
Water Temperature: 15.8’C + 16.0’C
Depth: 17.5m + 16.3m
Visibility: 5.0m + 5.0m
Number of Sharks: 12 + 6
Conditions: Little swell an wind in the morning however increasing wind caused choppy conditions in afternoon.

Wakey wakey White shark seekers it is time for an early morning shark cage diving trip. We launched from Gansbaai harbour early this morning due to low tides restricting us from leaving from our usual area in Kleinbaai. We made our way around Danger Point and headed to the Islands to settle on anchor in the Geldsteen. Our first sharks arrived soon after we did with two small juvenile giving our visitors their first look at a White shark. Whilst these two did stick around we also had many more join the fun with our two favourite males at the moment “Tum K” and “PJ” present for this trip as well as a large male we are yet to log this season with a healed bite mark on the left side of his trunk. These three sharks provided the most excitement for the morning as they wowed people with their graceful movements, fun leaps and sheer size! We headed back around Danger Point to Gansbaai Harbour yet again and ended our trip with some Cape Fur seals playing in the harbour waters.

The second trip of the day launched late enough in the afternoon that the tide was not playing havoc on our launches and we were able to get Slashfin out of Kleinbaai harbour. Straight back to the Geldsteen we went and yet again within moments of anchoring we had our first sighting. A small female was the first to arrive this afternoon and spend most of the first hour cruising around the boat by herself before any other sharks really turned up and stuck around. We had “PJ” back again but had the new addition for today of “Poseidon”, the satellite tagged male that we have spotted every few days in the bay. A fantastic trip to finish the day, once done with the White shark diving and viewing we headedthrough Shark Alley on our return trip to quickly see the Cape Fur seals of Geyser rock.

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.


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