Daily Blog 05 December 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa
Guest comment: “Lovely experience thank you!”- Michael
“Thanks for an insightful trip! The biologist was super informative, thanks for answering my my questions”– Larissa
“Really good. Very happy with experience and the information provided” – Shelby
Water Temperature: 14.4°C + 14.6°C
Depth: 10.0m + 11.0m
Visibility: 1m + 1m
Number of Sharks: 0 + 2
Conditions: Sunny skies with a slight breeze picking up towards the afternoon
With the sun shining we were eager to go shark spotting this morning! With a slightly later launch this morning we were pumped and ready to go. Our ride out was nice and fun to the shallows and we anchored quickly to get the cage set up and into our suits. With a white shark silhouette in the distance we were on tenterhooks hoping that the shark would come closer and check us out. Unfortunately for us the shark swam off, and sometimes that’s nature. But soon after this exciting encounter we had our copper sharks back around the boat. With some nice activity our cage divers were kept on their toes as to where to look and check out these beautiful sharks.
For our second trip we launched a little later yet again because of a low tide, but nevertheless we set off eager to have that Great White encounter. We had the Copper sharks to keep us busy from the get go, and then around midway through we were rewarded with our first white shark up close and personal for the day. This was the large female that we encountered for the first time this season yesterday. She slowly cruised into view and made her way towards us yet stayed beneath the water before disappearing and the reason for her disappearance became apparent when another Great White showed up, as Mini Nemo came hurtling out of nowhere. One of Marine Dynamics and many of our guests favourite sharks, he made some great passes showing exactly why he is a favourite before moving away and the rest of the trip we watched the Copper sharks come and go.