Daily Blog 15 October 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Guest comment: “What a wonderful once-in-a-lifetime experience. Your staff made the journey all the more memorable!Thanks!” – Erika

Wonderful staff and volunteers, even better than I imagined – experience of a life-time, thank you!” – Jen

Amazng day! Such a awesome staff and company, you made our experience extra memorable!” – Britt + Derek


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 16.9’C + 17.1’C
Depth:7.9m + 8.6m
Visibility: 1.5m + 2.0m
Number of Sharks: 7 + 6
Conditions: A slight westly wind with a little swell and patchy cloud coverage.

Great start to the day with White sharks around the boat immediately after arrival and continuing to arrive for most of the trip until activity started to slow down towards end of trip. Familiar shark visitors this morning included “Pieter”, “Caroline” and “Scarlett”, with some fantastic behaviour from all especially “Pieter”, who is one very fast and fun shark to watch! The second trip started off well with a Southern Right Whale spotted on arrival off to the side of the boat. Not too long after the divers were suited up the first shark arrived, it was none other then “Caroline” a smaller female that has been around the boat since the 24th of September! We had some juveniles come through not sticking around before a juvenile male we know as “Pieter” speed into view and stayed with us the rest of the trip! We also had a Short-tailed stingray come up a few times this afternoon to check what all the fuss was about. Thank you to all those that joined us today for a fin-tastic day off White shark cage diving…

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