Daily Blog 19 May 2017 Trip 1 & 2
“Fantastic, would come back to Cape Town just to do this again.” – Wendy & Lorne
“Great experience – the lack of sharks only means we’ll have to come again! Otherwise, the guides are awesome.” – Ryan & Rebecca
“Wonderful! Unforgettable! Amazing hostess/host/guide with energy & knowledge.” – Kristin & Joe
Water Temperature: 12.7 C + 13.0 C
Depth: 12.5m + 7.7m
Visibility: 1.5 m + 1.0m
Number of Sharks: 2 + 1
Conditions: beautiful day
It was a perfect morning in Kleinbaai Harbour. Although there was a bit of a chill in the air, the sun started to warm everything up quite quickly. We moved anchor positions on our first trip and that brought us our first shark. It was a shark we saw a couple of days ago. It has an injury that first looked like a bite mark, but looking at the pictures it seems to be a cut in the shape of a half moon. The juvenile male from yesterday also decided to come have a look at Slashfin. It was a welcome surprise to see him 3 days in a row.
The 2.6 m male from the morning trip once again showed up to say hello. However, he must have had other plans because he did not stay around for long. Unfortunately, that was our only shark sighting for the trip. We were visited by a very large short-tailed stingray. At times it must have thought it was a shark as it came up on both the bait and decoy.
Today showed once again that the number of sharks in our bay has not fully recovered. We will be keeping our fingers crossed as we go forward.