Daily Blog 17 January 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa
“Just amazing experience! I will never forget and will recommend to other people.” – Kell
“Thank you for this lovely chance! You are a great team doing beautiful work.” - Lotte
“I kissed a shark and I loved it! Thank you!” - Trevor
Water Temperature: 16.8’C + 16.6’C
Depth: 9.0 m + 9.2 m
Visibility: 0.5 m + 0.5 m
Conditions: Little to no swell, clouds overhead, and wind.
With clouds lingering overhead and the sun occasionally peeking out, Slashfin launched in hopes of finding our sharky friends. As always, we hoped that the white sharks would be around, but it appears that they’re still being a bit elusive, not appearing at any of the boats in the bay. We were lucky to be blessed with the presence of several of our new friends, the copper sharks. There was a nice range in sizes, with the smallest being just about a meter long and the largest at about 3 meters long. They didn’t take long to show up and stuck with us throughout the day, giving everyone on board and in the cage some beautiful views of their sleek copper colored bodies. We also had a large short-tailed stingray appear in front of the cage a handful of times on our first trip, amazing everyone with its large wing span and acrobatic maneuvers; and also a huge flock of Cape Cormorants leaving Dyer Island for the day in their hunt for fish. It was another great day onboard Slashfin thanks to the diverse wildlife that can be found in our bay!
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 and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.