Daily Blog 5 June 2015 | Shark Diving South Africa

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“You have an amazing country here and a beautiful job out at sea. Thanks guys, it was wonderful!” – Gabriela

“One of the reasons we came to SA for our honeymoon was to see and dive with these amazing sharks. We are so happy we did this and that we saw Vanessa, a 4.3m shark. It is something we will always remember. The staff was wonderful and attentive, especially when people were not feeling well due to sea sickness. Thank you for the amazing memories” – Anthony and Vanessa

Date:  05-6-2015
Location:  Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 15.0C + 15.1C
Depth: 10.2m + 9.2m
Visibility: 0.5m + 1.5m
Number of Sharks: 9
Conditions:  A calm day out at sea after a few days with wind and big swell. The sunwas quite warm which was a nice bonus

After a few days with rough conditions out at sea today was a relatively calm day. The swell dropped to 2m and the wind got weaker as time passed. We launched at 9am this morning for our first trip. We headed to the shallow waters in Joubertsdam to spot sharks. Unfortunately we did not get very lucky on our first anchor so we moved locations and soon after moving sharks started to show up. A good call from our skipper to move! The first shark we saw was a little one of about 1.6m in length. We have been seeing quite a few small individuals lately. But we did not just see small sharks as Vanessa, a 4.2m female showed up halfway through the trip. We ended up seeing 9 different sharks, a good number! After we got back to the shallow waters for our second trip we were very fortunate to spot our first shark minutes after getting back on anchor. We saw some more small individuals including the 1.6m one we saw on our first trip. The visibility got better as time progressed so our divers were able to see the sharks coming from further away whilst they were in the cage. At the very end of the trip sharks started to get more and more active showing us some impressive breaches!

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


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