Daily Blog 16 February 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa
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Water Temperature: 11.4°C + 12.3°C
Depth: 6.5m + 5.5m
Visibility: 2m + 2m
Conditions: Foggy with drizzly patches but calm sea conditions
We headed out into the mist this morning, and navigated ourselves to the shallows. We arrived and geared up our guests into their suits, and we had sharks quickly on this mornings trip. Our first group of divers jumped into the chilly Atlantic this morning, but braved the cold to get some stunning sightings of the copper sharks underwater. Activity was good from the several different sharks that we saw around Slashfin this morning, with everyone getting a good look at the sharks under and above the water. We also had two cheeky cape fur seals on this trip chasing the mullet, as well as a bonus of a few indo-pacific humpback dolphins in the shallow water. After we completed our dive we headed to the island to take a look at the seal colony, and cruise through shark alley. With a successful trip under our belts we headed back to the harbour to pick up our next trip!
Because of the potential rain hanging in the air, our guests geared up on shore. Afterwards we once again headed towards The Shallows. When we arrived a Cape fur seal was hanging around our cage, and soon when we had the cage attached to the side of Slashfin, it lazily swam around our vessel. It didn't take long for the first sharks to arrive and our divers eagerly climbed into the cage. Later our divers were surprised by the arrival of a Hagfish. This jawless, vertebrae-less creature has an amazing defence mechanisms where by it produces a thick gel-like substance when attacked, meant to clog the gills of any fish species unlucky enough to bite into one. Luckily it didn't do this when i swam into the cage and in between our divers. Soon the Hagfish disappeared and our guests returned to viewing the beautiful sharks and seals. Despite the overcast weather, a fantastic day out at sea.