Daily Blog 14 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

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Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 15.9’C + 16.2’C
Depth: 7.8m + 8.4m
Visibility: 0.5m + 0.5m
Number of Sharks: 3 + 2
Conditions: Some swell with a strong west wind making for some chop.

We first headed out to the Island to see the ever entertaining Cape Fur seals on Geyser Rock, then into the Shallows to see if we could find some White sharks. Once on anchor we had close to a 20 minute wait until a shark was spotted, a small juvenile, which came and went throughout the entire trip. We had a large shark around this morning that took it upon itself to surprise us on more than one occasion, using the mucky water as cover and it snuck up on the bait and decoy line. One of the sharks this morning looked very familiar, it was not too hard to see who it was based on the white pigmentation on the dorsal fin…it was “Mini Rosie”, one of our favourite little females back in the bacy, welcome back “Mini Rosie”. This small female has not been seen in the bay for close to four months and is always most appreciated around our boat as she has some fantastically playful activity! The second trip of the day launched and we moved into the Shallows in the hopes of repeating this mornings great trip. The sharks arrived quickly with a juvenile coming up close to the cage, with the divers quickly getting into the cage the shark disappeared . We had a bit of a wait for the shark to appear again and this continued throughout the trip with a new individual arriving throughout the trip. The sharks appear to be back in the area however are still on the slow side, but we will take a shy shark over no sharks anyday! A wild day in the Shallows…


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