Shark Diving Gansbaai | Daily Trip 09 January 2015 (Trip 1 + 2)

Guest comment: “Great boat trip. The shark cage was a surreal experience that we’ll never forget. All crew members were fantastic!” – Joe + Emma

“We had a  great time. We encountered six different sharks. One rattled the cage! Great stuff, really helped make the trip!” – Victoria + Chris

“Fantastic day. Was great to get so close to one of nature’s predators!” – Amy


Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 19.3’C + 19.4’C
Depth: 9.8m + 10.8m
Visibility: 1.5m + 0.5m
Number of Sharks: 6 + 5
Conditions: Clear skies and increasing swell and wind throughout the day.

It was a beautiful start to the morning with the sun shining and a light breeze as the first trip of the day boarded Slashfin and prepared to head to our diving area. Once at the site those on board had a bit of a wait till the first shark turned up. This happened throughout the trip as new individuals turned up and had their turn in the spotlight before leaving. The second trip launched as the winds and swell started to increase. It was a fun ride out to our site, and we had the whole bay to ourselves as we were the only dive company out. Once we arrived it wasn’t long before the tell-tale shadow making its way up our chum slick was spotted. The afternoon trip deferred from the morning trip in that it was dominated by larger individuals between the sizes of 3.5m – 4.0m whereas the first trip had many smaller ones. Whilst the smaller individuals may not be as impressive to look at they certainly have the personalities/ behaviours to wow the crowd with quick turns and multiple passes by the cage. An impressive day out on the water…

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