Daily Blog 12 June 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai
Guest comments: “The best experience of our lives!!” – Izabela + Daniel
“One of the best experiences! Our guide did a fantastic job of explaining us the world of sharks! J “ – Vidisla + Aditya
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Water Temperature: 15.2 ’C
Depth: 9.28 m
Visibility: 3.0 m
White Sharks Seen: 1
Conditions: Another gorgeous summer like day with hot sunshine, very little swell and very little wind.
A great day with great weather.. and a great white shark!! Today was another stunning day with the sun beaming down, warming up the bay as Slashfin launched from Kleinbaai harbour. After yesterday’s sightings, we were hopeful that today would be another fin-tastic day. While we had a bit of a wait, we were not disappointed! Our first visitor was a large short-tailed stingray, a close relative to sharks, with both having skeletons made of cartilage. It wasn’t long after this ray arrive that we had a shark spotted approaching the boat. It was the first shark from yesterday, a Clampy look alike, but this one was a male approximately 3 meters long. He approached from the back of the boat, and soon was making pass after pass in front of the cage. He seemed keen for the fish heads and not Sally the seal decoy, making several attempts at the bait line, ignoring Sally, and turning right back for the bait line. At around 3 meters long a white sharks diet shifts from primarily fish, small sharks, and rays to marine mammals like seals. This male, on the verge of becoming a mature adult, seemed as though he was having a craving for his favourite childhood treat. He disappeared for a while, and just as some divers were about to give up and get back on the boat, he returned to put on a final display, flaunting his speed and agility. What a great way to end a great day!
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.