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

Guest comment: “Great trip! Got to see quite a bit of action and were able to take great photos. Staff was excellent and made the trip great!” – Melissa + Aisha

“Bucket list checked! Thank you or the amazing trip!” – Dallas + Erez

“Awesome experience, deFINately!” – Aldo

Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 14.0’C + 14.4’C
Depth: 7.5m + 8.6m
Visibility: 2.0m + 1.5m
Number of Sharks: 4 + 3
Conditions: Increasing cloud cover with a light wind and some small swell.

This morning started off very well with our first shark arriving within 10 minutes of our boat anchoring. This was a larger juvenile female with freckles all over her torso. Not long after another juvenile female came into view, it was one that we had seen the previous day with parasite patches around her dorsal and caudal fin. Half way through the trip we saw a large, dark shadow moving in, as it got closer we were able to truly appreciate this shark, an approximate 3.7m male White shark who stuck around for close to 30 minutes and really did stir excitement up amongst our visitors everytime he went by. Towards the end of our trip when things looked like they were quickening down a little in came our forth and final shark, a juvenile female with a very interesting scar over her right eye that makes her look a little angry, however she was far from this, calming cruising on by the cage, having a little glance at all the divers under the water! We made our way slowly back to the harbour after this trip enjoying the lovely conditions out on the water and were lucky enough to spot a small pod of Humpack dolphins, a nice surprise for our shark cage divers! The afternoon started off well with a shark around pretty much from the get go, this was our little female that showed up at the end of the last trip. This playful little White shark kept everyone on board enthralled for close to 40 minutes before the large male from this morning came cruising back into view, yet again he didn’t spend to much time around the boat but the visit was well worth it to show everyone a little variety in sizes! Our final shark of the day was the juvenile female with the parasite patches returning once more. To quote one of our diver’s today “awesome experince, deFINately!”…

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Diving in South Africa, 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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