Daily Blog 31 January 2016 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving Gansbaai


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 17.4’C
Depth: 10.2m
Visibility: 1.0m
Number of Sharks: 0
Conditions: Choppy seas with increasing East winds.

With yesterdays success on our minds we headed out today in the hopes of repeating! Once on anchor we enjoyed our morning out on the water waiting for the iconic White shark to appear however it was not so and after close to two hours we decided to move and try a different dive site just a little inshore! With renewed hopes that this new site could possibly be the one we settled in and had some of our divers take the plunge into the cage just incase one of the big fish showed up however even with such patience and enthusiasm on board today it unfortunatelydid not happen! We had a curious and persistant Short-tailed stingray around for a little while and did have an instance of what you could call “Cormorant cage diving”, with a curious Cape cormorant dive into the cage and float with one of our divers for a few moments before heading back out! With just over four hours out on the sea we headed back to land sharkless however we would like to extend our warmest thanks to those that joined us today in the mission to find the Great White shark…

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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