Daily Blog 16 October 2015 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Guest comment: “A very fun experience! It was great to have a knowledgable guideon the boat and the crew was very helpful!” – Katie + Craig

“Awesome way to finish our trip to South Africa. Many thanks and keep up the great work!” – Andrew + Chris + Mick

“Very interesting and educational trip. Beautiful, graceful sea creatures. A trip well worth the effort!” – Anil + Hilda


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 16.9’C + 17.2’C + 17.1’C
Depth: 9.4m + 9.5m + 9.5m
Visibility: 1.5m + 2.0m + 0.5m
Number of Sharks: 10 + 6 + 5
Conditions: Overall good conditions with the sun shining but wind increasing throughout day.

Rise and shine shark cage divers! It was an early start this morning as we headed out for the first of three trips for the day. The sharks were around nice and early too with our first shark spotted only five minutes after we arrived, this was Caroline, a juvenile female we have been seeing around the bay since the 24th of September and is easily recognisable by the moustache shaped scar on her right side and light scaring on her snout. Many other sharks were to follow with “Pieter” and “Mini Nemo” two of our juvenile males in the bay at the moment coming by for an exciting visit as both proved to be very aerodynamic as they flew out of the water! The second trip started off well with sharks yet again around the boat immediately. The individuals seen on this trip were generally the same as the first trip and most activity was seen from “Mini Nemo” and “Pieter”, the small but feisty males who are keeping thngs exciting around the boat. This trip saw a change in the conditions on the water, with the wind and swell picking up towards the end. These conditions continued into the third trip and it was a bit of a bumpier ride compared to what we had earlier on in the day but we still had some fantastic activity from the same sharks that were seen on the previous two trips, including “Mini Nemo” who was still causing a stir with his speedy, sneaky attempts on the bait and decoy lines! Smiles all round, both from our divers and from the sharks…

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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