Daily Trip 10 June 2012 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa
SST: 15.9 Celcius
Crystal clear water, sunshine and amazing shark activity made for another exceptional winter trip with Marine Dynamics today! On arrival at Dyer island sea conditions were a little swelly from the cold front which had just passed days before, keeping us off sea. Conditons soon settled however, and after a ten minute wait we saw our first of 12 sharks! This trip was all about males, with only one female confirmed from the cage. Sizes ranged form 2.8-4.3m. Much to my delight, the very first male shark tagged by us last year 'Zane' showed up towards the end of our diving (see our research blog at www.dict.org.za). This distinctive male measures over 4 meters long and is easily recognisable by the missing tip of his caudal fin (tail) and a black mark of scar tissue from an old satellite tag (deployed on him in 2004). We have acousitcally tracked him with a radio tag for hours hunting seals in shark alley, but we rarely see him on the western reefs of Dyer Island , so this was a nice suprise! The trip was topped off by a magesitc solitary Humpback whale circling our anchor float. Furthermore we were surrounded by some very large southern Giant Petrols some of the biggest scavenging seabird species seen in the Dyer Island area. All in all, a great trip was had by everyone, see trip advisor for our guest comments!
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