Daily Blog 06 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Guest comment: “Wow…what an incredible experience, loved every minute of it. The boat crew and staff were wonderful” – John

“Awesome experience. Perfect view and wonderful pictures!” – Daniel

“Great experience! Wonderful care from the entire crew!” – Kimberly


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 17.2’C + 16.9’C + 16.7’C
Depth: 9.8m + 11.1m + 10.7m
Visibility: 1.5m + 1.0m + 1.0m
Number of Sharks: 10 + 8 + 5
Conditions: Choppy conditions with increasing wind and swell as day continued.

Trip 1
A beautiful start to the day with many active sharks around the boat, with a fantastic mix of sizes and a few males spotted in a known female dominated area. This morning we were lucky enough to see two of sharks with acoustic tags that were deployed by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust in September. We were also lucky to see some impressively large females around the boat, most measuring in at an estimated 4.0m in length.

Trip 2
The second trip of the day got of to a great start with a shark spotted only five minutes after the boat returned onto anchor. This was the acoustically tagged male that was seen on the first trip as well and just after this shark arrived more followed with new sharks arriving every 20 minutes or so and exhibiting some nice behaviour.

Trip 3
The third and final trip of the day started off a little slow with a 20 minute wait for the sharks to arrive however our patience payed off with five different White sharks showing up for our guests. This yet again included the fiesty, tagged male from the previous two trips, a large pale female, and quite a few active juveniles.

The Short-tailed stingrays were constant companions for our White sharks this afternoon as they were on both trips this morning.


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