Daily Blog 20 June 2015) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Guest Comments:

“Remarkable trip. The entire team did an excellent job. The marine biologist gave lots of information. Would definitely recommend this trip” – Hingorani Family

“Thank you to the crew and experts, I’ve been wanting to see these remarkable animals for a long time! The trip was more than I could imagine” – Michelle

“Very incredible experience. The crew was well prepared and always keen to help and explain more” – Lopez

Date:  20-06-2015
Location:  Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 14.6C
Depth: 9.3m
Visibility: 1m
Number of Sharks: 8
Conditions:  A calm day with very little wind and lots of sunshine

As is written above, today was a calm day with very little wind and lots of sunshine. In other words, a perfect day to go out to sea to experience what the waters of Gansbaai and Kleinbaai have to offer when it comes down to marine life. We launched at 9am this morning and went straight to the shallows to watch the sharks. The visibility was about 1m as our first divers started to get into the cage but it got better and better as conditions were calm. The first shark we spotted today was Thuli, a 3m female we have seen quite a few times already. We saw Thuli yesterday as well and we noticed that she had a new wound on her left flank. It looks like she scraped along something but fortunately the wound is only superficial so it will not impact her too much. Remember that sharks are very resilient animals that usually heal quickly. Most of the sharks we saw today were close to 3m in length but one little shark was standing out with a length of approximately 1.7m! One of the smallest Great Whites you will find as they are estimated to be around 1.5m in length when they are born. The shark that stole the show today is a shark we know all too well, it was little lumpy, a 3.1m female. She breached a few times giving everyone an opportunity to get some amazing shots. We left Joubertsdam at 12.00 to give everyone an opportunity to watch the seals on Geysers Rock. It was quieter at the island than what we normally experience. Remember that the Cape Fur seals that we find here are not true seals but sea lions so they sound similar to sheep.

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