Daily Blog 05 January 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai
Guest comments: “The team were so friendly. We felt safe and me watching the sharks! Thanks a lot!!” – Miller
“Amazing, Absolutely speechless. Guides were super friendly, very helpful when sick! Such an awesome experience!” – Kyra
“Amazing tour! Good luck and congratulations for all your conservation work!” – Martin
Water Temperature: 17.9°C + 18.3°C + 18.5°C
Depth: 11.1m + 12.0m + 13.1m
Visibility: 2m + 1m + 1m
Conditions: Overcast to begin the morning, but cleared to a sunny and calm day with gentle swell
Our first trip headed out into a splash of rain and some gloomy skies, but that didn’t deter us in our mission to see sharks. We headed straight to the shallows this morning and got our cage in the water and our divers geared up. With sharks around in minutes, we got our divers in the cage and up close with these fantastic copper sharks! We had a couple of tagged sharks on this trip, which is nice to see that when these sharks are caught by some of the recreational anglers they are being released to continue to live their lives out in the open ocean. We had some great activity throughout this trip, with some of our divers even going in twice for this one as they wanted more from these beautiful and inquisitive sharks!
Our second trip headed out into the warmth of late morning, and as we attached or cage to the side of Slashfin we had sharks cruising around as we geared up. Our divers clambered in and got some wonderful sightings. The copper shark missing a dorsal fin was also spotted on this trip, but the missing fin does not seem to have impacted the sharks movements, with some very feisty activity from this shark. For those readers with a good memory of some of last years copper sharks, it seems we have a similar looking and distinctive shark as last year, the individual with a very flat snout, aptly named Snubnose! With all of our divers experiencing stunning activity we headed back for the next trip!
Our third and final trip of the day enjoyed spectacular sunshine and sharks. The copper sharks appeared eager to please with some lovely early passes by the cage for our first group. With consistent activity our divers enjoyed watching these sharks both from the water as well as from the spectacular viewing platforms onboard Slashfin. With another happy group of divers we headed back to the harbour to enjoy the rest of the afternoon sun