Daily Blog 4 May 2016 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Guest comment: “Most amazing day with a great team. Super informative and wonderful experience. Thank you!” – Tom + Laura

“Amazing trip and fantastic knowledgeable staff. Thank you!” – Kirsty

“Fantastic experience with great staff!” – Sal + Jennifer

Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 16.4’C + 16.5’C
Depth: 10.2m + 11.0m
Visibility: 1.0m + 0.5m
Number of Sharks: 9 + 7
Conditions: Clear skies with flat seas and a light wind.

A little bit of a sleep-in for our divers today thanks to the tides. We launched at 10am and headed straight into the Shallows with the sharks around almost instantly! This morning we had a bucks group on board, which saw the groom first to climb into the 16’C water in only a very nice yet hardly warming leopard print bikini. All the best to Damien and his future wife! This trip saw the exciting return of a large female easily recognisable by an old injury to her dorsal fin and one we have become acquainted with over the last few years. The last time we saw this female was in 2015 around September, we welcome her back and thank her for the amazing views she gave our visitors this morning as she glided past and took a big interest in the seal decoy! We also had the sub-adult male around with the curled dorsal fin, the juvenile male with a healing bite mark to his head and a number of other White sharks swimming by Slashfin for a visit. The Short-tailed stingray made another appearance today, but just like yesterday it did not stick around and made way for the main attraction…the White shark!

Our second trip launched just after lunch time. We were once lucky again and had sharks straight away after arriving at our dive site. In total we encountered seven different Great white sharks and a short tailed stingray. The stingray showed up twice before it decided to submerge again. The sharks we had around today were quite big ones most of them around four meter, with the biggest one of 4.5m. After great shark activity and slow passes in front of our cage we did lift the anchor and were heading back into the Kleinbaai harbour.

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