Daily Blog 14 July 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

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Water Temperature: 14.8C + 14.7C
Depth: 18.0m + 17.7m
Visibility: 4m + 5m
Number of Sharks: 7 + 5
Conditions:  Increasing easterly winds as the day progressed but fortunately very little swell

After a no sea day and a day in Shark Alley to avoid the big swell we were able to anchor at the Geldsteen once again. There are quite a few shallow reefs in the area so when the swell gets above 3m it gets quite rough at this dive site. The swell had dropped to 2m so there was no reason for concern and the sharks really seem to like the Geldsteen at the moment. The first shark we spotted was 2.5m in length and was missing the top part of its caudal fin. Perhaps bitten off by another shark!?!? The sharks kept on coming and amongst the 7 sharks we spotted was a female we know as Little Lumpy! As we got back to the Geldsteen for our 2nd trip the sharks were still around! Minutes after getting on anchor a very active shark came around breaching a couple of times before realizing he was not going to get any food from us. Georgia and Simone joined us trying to get some tissue samples and today they managed to get 2! That is a decent number so when we headed back to the harbor they seemed satisfied. Little Lumpy was around for the 2nd trip as well and she swam up to a few birds to investigate. The birds usually take off before when the sharks get too close but today Little lumpy managed to catch a Giant Petrel. Sharks are however not known to feed on birds and a few seconds after the bite the bird came back up and flew off. Whether the bird will survive depends on the severity of the wounds, unfortunately we were not able to catch it to check the bird as it flew off right after the incident.

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