Daily Blog 25 April 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Guest comment: “Thanks to the terrific crew, highly recommend. Thanks for the bird Ids too!” – Paul

“Amazing day, great view of the sharks, they are beautiful creatures. Well organised too!” – Hywel + Michelle

“Great day – very cool. Thanks!” – Michele

Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 12.0’C + 11.9’C
Depth: 7.5m + 6.9m
Visibility: 1.0m + 1.0m
Number of Sharks: 6 + 7
Conditions: Clearing thick morning fog with increasing winds.

The fog has returned! This morning we were greeted by the great unknown as the bay was covered yet again in a thick blanket of white, setting the ominous scene for our first trips visitors. This interesting weather lifted slightly as the day continued and we had a nice clear sky by the afternoon. The visibility is still proving to be a challenge so the murky waters were still present today. The first trip started off slowly with an hour and half wait for a spotting . The first two sharks to show up, both juveniles, did not stick around for long whilst the last four sharks were happy to stick around yet there was a wait between visits/views. The largest of the day appeared during the first trip, a 4.5m individual which made the cage our divers were in look a whole lot smaller! The second trip of the day set out with cleared skies, and while we were somewhat anxious that the sharks might be a bit slow we were happy to find that we had a nice sized female circling the boat as we set anchor. This activity continued through the trip with a shark in sight most of the time. We saw a mix of sizes, and out of all our visitors only one male, a juvenile know to us as “Pieter”, who was not only our only male of the trip but also the most active shark. A slow beginning but in the end a successful day…

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