Daily Blog 14 September 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai
Guest comment: “Awesome tour! Guides were friendly and informative!!” – Morgan & Whitney
“A birthday well spent!! Thanks for the adventure!!” – Anamaria
“Super cool adventure! I feel luck to have seen 2 sharks so close. Friendly crew! Thanks!” – Gianna
Water Temperature: 14.7°C + 14.8°C
Depth: 8.4m + 7.2m
Visibility: 1m + 1m
Number of Great Whites: 1 + 0
Conditions: A bit of swell and wind but a sunny day
After a couple of days off the water due to bad weather we were back at it again today! We launched into some lovely sunshine mid-morning today and headed out the shallows. We got our divers geared up and ready to get face to face to some of the ocean’s top predators. We got a shark pretty quick on this trip, a 2m bronze whaler or copper shark. This shark was in a rather curious mood getting very up close with our first group of divers. After a quiet period, we understood why as we spotted a white shark lurking beneath the waves. She came up under the cage to check out the decoy line and gave the same group of divers a stunning pass. We rotated our divers and waited again to see if she would come up again. This particular shark was the 4m female little Scarlett with the distinctive tail fin. Our divers waited a little bit for her to pop back up again but it was definitely worth the wait with a stunning slow pass by the cage. We got some more activity from the copper shark towards the end of the trip, and then we headed back to the harbour for our second trip.
With the sun still high in the sky we got to our anchor site for our second trip full of hope. With the copper shark back around the boat pretty quickly on this trip, we got a dose of some shark action, but we were still keen to get our eyes on a great white. The copper sharks seemed eager to please though with some fantastic action from a couple of sizable sharks around Slashfin. While we were unable to get a great white on this trip, we had a wonderful sighting of a southern right whale on the way back into the harbour.
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then White 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.