Daily Blog 16 March 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Guest Comments: “Super trip, very informative, and everyone was so helpful and friendly!” – Senan & Anne-Marie

“Love the education and the conservation components, very accommodating to the passenger’s needs!” –Richard

“A lot of fun and unique experience. Felt that the staff were all experts!” – Brian

Date: 16/03/2015

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 15.4’C

Depth: 8.8m + 10.2m

Visibility: 1.5m + 2.0m

Number of sharks: 10

Conditions: Overcast with scattered rain showers

Today felt just like one of our winter days with a little bit of a chill in the air and overcast skies with scattered rain! However the seas was still relatively calm so a little bit of rain wasn’t going to stop us plus our divers planned on getting wet anyway so into their wetsuits they wiggles and off to the harbor we went. We had a bit of a wait once we arrived in the shallows and just as everyone’s attention started to wander out of the blue appeared our first White Shark. The visibility today was some of the best we have experienced in the last few weeks so viewing the sharks from the water was a lot easier today which also made watching from the boat more enjoyable. The majority of the sharks that visited us today were over the 3.5m length making them just as easy to spot, including our largest, “Ingrid” a 4.3m, beautiful female shark we are very fond of! The day began on a rather wet note with plenty of rain. The trip out to the dive site took around ten minutes and we were quick to have sharks around the cage soon after arriving. Throughout the day we had a grand total of ten different sharks with the largest being a massive 4.7 m female. Two of our bolder, more energetic sharks, “Rosie” and “Ingrid”, made an appearance as well showing us that you’re never too big to jump out of the water. Though the wind was blowing quite a bit at least we got some reprieve from the rain. We were honored today to have Georgina Harwood on board with us. Georgina celebrated her 100th Birthday on the 10th of March and has been celebrating in style with her family and friends, his included sky diving on Saturday and shark cage diving today. Georgina has spent much of her time supporting the fundraising efforts of The National Sea Rescue Institute. Marine Dynamics had the pleasure of helping Georgina with her fundraising and has donated R5000 to the cause. For more information on NSRI and to help Georgina with her fundraising please see http://www.givengain.com/cause/5872/. An exciting day on board Slashfin for young and old…

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