Diving Daily Blog 27 February 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Guest comment: “This was great! Lots of sharks and it was wonderful to have a Marine Biologist on board. Very well organised. Thank you!’ – Zduka + Jack

“Lovely! Despite the freezing cold water, it was a wonderful experience! Will certainly suggest to friends!” – Wilian

“Cool trip! We saw a whole lot of sharks. The crew is lovely, there appears to be a good team spirit. Thanks!” – Andrea + Harald


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 15.2’C + 15.0’C

Depth: 10.3m + 10.1m

Visibility: 1.0m + 1.0m

Number of Sharks: 10 + 8

Conditions: Clear skies with flat seas yet increasing winds.

I believe I should start by saying WOW what an absolutely wonderful day that we got to spent out on the water! The weather was great with the sun shining and a light breeze to keep things cool and fresh. The sharks were out and about today with both our morning and afternoon trip experiencing sharks from the get go. The afternoon trip actually had three, yes that’s right, three sharks spotted as we set anchor! The sharks today ranged in size from approximately 2.5m up to a 4.2m individual on the second trip. It’s great for those on board to see a range of sizes as it allows for look at the range of size and behaviour that we see in the Great Whites. “Sellendilloh”, one of Ocearch’s tagged sharks was present for both trips, showing of his satellite SPOT tag. The afternoon trip had an interesting arrival with a juvenile female showing up towards the end of the trip acting very docile. This small shark took its time slowly coming in, passing close to the cage, jaws open and looking at the divers in the cage. What a spectacular day to see some Great White Sharks…

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