Daily Blog 11 April 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Guest comment: “Amazing day! Great weather and beautiful sharks. The crew ere very helpful and made the experience even better!” – Melissa + Jake

It was crazy! Memorable, so much fun and educational!” – Ronna

Amazing! Beautiful dolphins!” – Heyman

Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 12.5’C + 12.8’C
Depth: 8.1m + 8.7m
Visibility: 2.5m + 3.0m
Number of Sharks: 9 + 5
Conditions: Flat seas with clear, sunny skies and clear waters.

What a beautiful day to spend it out on the water in the fresh air. The first trip of the day started off well with sharks arriving soon after we re-anchored in the shallows. This trip saw some very large individuals around, with a few over the 4.0m length including a large male we have not seen in a while that we have nicknamed “Tiger” due to the extremely visible striped scarring on its head. Many of the sharks we had today had scars on them that were inflicted by other sharks biting. These sorts of scars can come from aggression or mating. Before heading back we took a small detour into the shallows to see if we could spot any dolphins, with none to be seen we turned towards the harbour and in the distance something was seen, a large pod of Long-Beaked Common Dolphin. These are magnificent creatures with a very distinctive and unique pattern along there bodies and very active behaviour around the boat. They played in the wake of the boat as they darted around hunting fish. This pod stuck around long enough for our second trip to see them on our way back out! This afternoon saw a bit of a wait for our first shark to show up, and we did have to move a little before we had one arrive. This was a nicely sized female we have had around the boat before and her arrival made way for the arrival of others with a male of similar size following and soon after a small juvenile female. Due to the great visibility today we could follow the sharks very well and had amazing viewing from the boat and cage. A fantastic Saturday spent out in the bay with some amazing marine wildlife…

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