Daily Blog 11 May 2015 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Guest comment: “So overcome with emotion I cried! The trip was #1 bucket list – everything I dreamed of and more! – Kathy

“Very awesome experience and good job with the marine conservation education!” – Kurt

“Unreal…amazing…thanks for the GREAT WHITE experience!” – Annelien


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 14.4’C
Depth: 11.3m
Visibility: 1.5m
Number of Sharks: 18
Conditions: Flat seas with clear skies and a light Southerly wind.

A lovely start to the week with some great weather conditions to head out onto the water and enjoy some White Sharks! As we were anchoring some dolphins were spotted in the distance and moments later a quick glimpse of a sharks tail was seen whipping down into the depths. This was the start of what was to be a fantastic trip. First to arrive was none other than “Dolphin Fin” the juvenile male with a rounded dorsal and lots of energy! We were also fortunate enough to see a number sharks that are well known to us including “Pieter” another juvenile male, “Fishing Line Shark” a very lucky female that had a close encounter with some obliviously discarded fishing line, “Rosie” and “Anarchy” two of our own acoustically tagged sharks, and “Maureen” an Ocearch satellite SPOT tagged shark and the largest shark of the day coming in at 4.6m. Thank you too all that joined us for a great day with some great creatures…

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark 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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