Daily Blog 19 October 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Guest Comments:

“This was a wonderful trip that will always be remembered. I will do it again with the rest of the family!”
– Ali

“Loved the excursion! All staff members were helpful and it showed that they love their jobs!”
– Victaur

“The sharks were beautiful, this was such a great experience!”
– Courtney


Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seals + Short-tail stingrays

Trip 1.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A golden start to the day with the Bronze whaler sharks appearing soon after we had anchored.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
An up-close and personal experience of sharks from the safety of the cage.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
The activity was continuous throughout the morning with multiple individuals being seen.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
This male Bronze whaler shark was the stand-out encounter for our first trip.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
A fantastic trip filled with shark sightings. Thank you to our guests for joining us this morning.

Trip 2.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The nictitating membrane in all its glory! This is a protective membrane that keeps the eye safe from damage.

Cape fur seal, South Africa
The second trip of the day saw a little Cape fur seal amongst the sharks.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
We were lucky enough to experience what we like to call “Triple S Diving” which includes the sighting of these three – sharks, seals and stingrays!

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
The sunshine allowed our guests to really appreciated the bronzed dorsal surface of this species of shark.

Bronze Whaler shark, South Africa
Such great activity that it was hard to say which way to look as the sharks crisscrossed in front of us.

Shark Cage Diving, South Africa
A big thank you to our second trip guests. We hope you enjoyed your time on the sea with the MD team.

Trip 3.

What a trip we had with these stunning sharks!!

And we saw Patches the stingray again!

And there is a surface shot!

Thanks to all who joined us today!

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See also​

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