Daily Blog 09 February 2023 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Guest Comments:

“All the staff were incredibly friendly and knowledgeable. Didn’t see much action in the water but still had a great morning. Thanks so much!” – Taylor + Jeannie

“Staff was fantastic and friendly. Managed to catch a short glimpse of a small Bronze whaler. Thank you!” – Gerald and Chen

“Staff were super helpful and friendly, didn’t see much shark action, but overall a great day on the water! – Jen + Steph

09/02/2023

Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Low

Visibility: Low

Sightings: Bronze whaler shark + Cape fur seal

Daily Summary: An early start for our first trip, we anchored quickly on site and started the patience game. We were joined by a large flock of Kelp gulls along with a number of Storm Petrels however it wasn’t until we moved anchor onto a shallower spot that we had our first and unfortunately only glimpse of a shark. An adult, female Bronze whaler shark quickly approached the back of the boat coming into view at the surface before diving and disappearing again. We eagerly awaited her return, pushing our trip a little longer than usual, but that was our one and only encounter for the morning. The second trip of the day had a similar experience with a long wait on anchor, it was not until thoughts of coming off the final anchor and making the journey home that a Bronze whaler shark appeared and not long after the first and a second and third one. A big thank you to all our guests that joined us for the day, especially for their patience and understanding.

Trip 1.
Storm petrels, South Africa
Kelp gull, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Cape fur seal, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa

Trip 2.








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