Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa | Daily Trip 18 January 2015 (Trip 1 + 2)

Guest comment: “That was amazing – To all the staff, you guys were so efficient, fast and fun. Thank you!” – John

“I have been passionate about sharks for the last 20 years of my life. This experience reinforced my passion and I’m so glad I was able to see the real Great White!” – Alexis

“A great example of best practice ecotourism. From the briefing, the boat, the staff to the sharks! Thank you!” – Guy


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 16.8’C + 16.0’C
Depth: 11.5m + 11.7m
Visibility: 1.0m + 1.0m
Number of Sharks: 9 + 8
Conditions: Increasing cloud cover and wind.

This morning’s trip was an exclusive for a work team from Norway. The group headed out into the sunshine and once anchored in the Dam had an hour wait till the first shark turned up, a smaller individual that was closely followed by one similar in size. These two juveniles made way for a number of larger individuals to come in, including one of the more impressive individuals we have had the past few weeks, a large male approximately 4.2m in length with significant scarring on the top of its head. The first trip also saw a quick visit from “Jacob”. The weather had changed for the worse but the shark activity had increased for our second trip of the day. We left the harbour with overcast skies and by the end of the trip we had some a light splatter of rain however the shark activity was seen within 5 minutes of anchoring and did not stop throughout the trip. This trip was ruled by the big sharks, with only 3 of the 8 being less than 3.5m in length. These sharks were not only dominating with their size but also with their actions as they constantly circled us and kept breaking the surface allowing those on board a magnificent view of the sharks and proving exactly why we call them “GREAT” White Sharks. This trip also saw a male individual rivalling the large male from the first trip, this bay seems big enough for quite a few big sharks! To not be out done we also had a Short-Tailed Stingray glide up for a few moments, usually these animals do influence the sharks behaviour due to the size and movement, however today it appeared that the sharks were not deterred and continued to appear close to the stingray. A fin-tastic day out on the water…

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 online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.


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