Daily Trip 24 June 2012 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Loction: Dyer Island
Sea Surface Temp: 14.8C
U/W Visibility: 5m

Another remarkable winter trip! On arrival at Dyer Island, we got our first shark sighting immiediately and the action just continued. It seems many of the sharks were re sighted from the day before,  on the West side of the island. We saw 14 sharks in total, ranging in size from 3 to 4.5 meters, predominently males. It was really lovely to see ‘Flap’ who is a 3 meter male shark we first identified on the 21st of April 2010 due to the fact he had a section sliced out of his snout area. We re sighted this shark in August 2011 and October 2011 and I have not seen him since. His injury seems to have healed nicely now, however it took longer than usual, possibly due to the extent of drag exhibited at the front of the the sharks nose, and parasites possibly keeping the wound open longer. Another reminder of how important it is to be out photogrpahing these animals on a daily basis! Well done to all who double dived!

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