Daily Blog 23 June 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Guest Comments:

“Beautiful and awesome, thank you!” – Caroline

“The whole experience was great and a lot of fun. I loved every minute of it” – Minik

“Fun experience, even though the water was a bit cold” – Lorie

Date:  23-5-2015


Water Temperature: 14.5C + 14.6C
Depth: 12.0m + 10.2m
Visibility: 1.5m + 2m
Number of Sharks: 4 + 1
Conditions:  Lots of sunshine, increasing winds but still great conditions to go out to sea

Today was the last day of good weather we’ve had in a while. Tomorrow the wind is picking up and the swell will get above 4m so we won’t be going out to sea. From yesterday the sharks have been a bit slower, meaning that we needed a bit more patience for the sharks to come to the boat. We have still been managing to see sharks on every trip, something that doesn’t go for all the companies down the road. The morning was really warm as there was not a lot of wind, fortunately the wind picked up a little bit so that everyone could cool down. The first shark we saw arrived after a little less than an hour on anchor, followed by a very little shark shortly after. The small shark was around 1.8m in length and we have seen this individual before. We can recognize him by a bite from a small shark on his right flank. During the trip a short tailed stingray came around to check out what was going in. We ended up seeing 4 sharks, varying from 1.8m to 3.3m in length. On our second trip we also managed to see a shark, it was again the 1.8m one we spotted on our first trip. He showed off quite a bit in the beginning with some small breaches but got more relaxed as time passed. He moved off a few times and came back after some time so that everyone got to see him up close and personal from within the cage!

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