Daily Blog 26 August 2015 (Trip 1) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Guest Comment: “Insane! Thanks so much!” – Barry

“Great experience, magic day on boat and cage!” – Charles

“Looked a great white straight in the eye- fabulous!” – David, Sally + Jessica


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 14.0’C
Depth: 8.5 m
Visibility: 1 m
Number of Sharks: 3
Conditions: Low cloud coverage with patches of brilliant sunshine

We had a great start to the trip today with a small shark spotted within 10 minutes of arriving to our dive area! The juveniles were out to play today with all three of our visitors measuring at under 3 meters in length. Whilst many people like to see the large sharks, the smaller sharks tend to have a very interesting and entertaining behavior to them. Like many juvenile animals they are quite “playful!” For the first hour the 3 sharks worked well with us before disappearing into the depths, not to be seen again. We decided to take the chance with a change of anchor and moved to try another area. Unfortunately this place was also empty of sharks, however we did have an interesting and different sight.. A short-tailed stingray glided into view, not an everyday occurance and something different for our group to see. We eagerly waited to see if a shark would grace us with its presence, unfortunately it was not to be this afternoon and after a 5 hour day out on the water we headed back to land. Thank you to all the white shark divers and watchers who joined us on board Slashfin today. We appreciate your patience and understanding that this is nature and wild animals we are dealing with and the conditions, activity, and natural behavior changes everyday. We hope that you enjoyed seeing a great white shark!

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