Daily Blog 22 June 2015 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving South Africa

Guest comment: “First class trip with a first class crew and set up. Would recommend to others!” – Eamonn + Catherin

Very cool set up. First time out, and very fun!” – Ian + Lewis


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 14.6’C
Depth: 9.5m
Visibility: 0.5m
Number of Sharks: 3
Conditions: Clear skies, with little swell and wind.

It was a cold start that greeted us this morning as we walked down to the harbour to board Slashfin, however not long after we were out in the bay the sun had risen and it turned out to be a beautiful day out on the water! We enjoyed the warm sun for 30 minutes before our first shark arrived, an approximate 4.3m female known to us as “Vanessa”, who was not very interested today and graced us with her presence for a few passes before disappearing into the depths. No worries though as not long after “Ingrid” arrived, yet again another female over the 4.0m length, and this one had a very distinguishable feature to show those onboard…her dorsal fin that has been slit into 3 sectionsvertically. “Ingrid” is always excitedly welcome around our boat as she has some great, active behaviour and we take these times that she shows up as a chance to monitor her injury. She appears to be doing well, however it is still early stages. The final shark of the day was a juvenile male, small in size but big in behaviour. This shark showed off this trip and even after the activity had slowed down for the second half of the trip, he came back one more time before we left and did not disappoint! We also had one of the Short tailed stingrays glide up every now and again throughout the trip. A big thank you to all those that joined us in the sun for a day of shark cage diving…

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


See also​

Book your adventure of lifetime

Conservation Partners

Dyer Island Conservation Trust

African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary

Department: Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment

Cape Nature

Overstrand Municipality

Plastics SA

Tourism Partners

Fair Trade Tourism


Cape Town Tourism

Cape Country Routes

Gansbaai Tourism