Daily Blog 18 February 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa
Guest Comments - “No Sharks, but the team was great. Loved the visit to see the seals” – Tate
“Even though we saw no sharks it was a lot of fun, great people, amazing crew and all round amazing 😊 thanks!” – Hannah
“The staff and the volunteers were great even though the sharks weren’t cooperative” – Kyrstyn & ben
Water Temperature: 11.3°C + 12.0°C
Depth: 8m + 7.5m
Visibility: 1.5m + 1m
Conditions: Warm morning with changing cooler wind in the afternoon
We launched a little later this morning to the shallows. As we anchored up the guys got the cage in the water and started prepping to get the sharks around, while they were busy we got our guests into their suits and started to get a feel for the area. We chatted a lot of shark facts this morning as we waited, and after a while we tried a new spot in the shallows but to no avail unfortunately. Even so we got our guests into the cage, and even played a spot of cage dive quiz with our sharky divers. Unfortunately no sharks on this trip, so we headed to the island to go spy on what the seals were up to. They seemed to be enjoying the afternoon sun lazily swimming around the alley and catching some sunshine on the rocks! We then headed back round the islands and into the harbour.
While we followed up a little late, it was back to The Shallows for our second trip, where we once again attached the cage to Slashfin and we waited. While we did wait for a short bit, a Copper shark soon arrived. Our divers excitedly climbed into the cage and saw the shark pass by multiple times. Another shark came around a bit later as well. With some beautiful weather it made for a delightful trip. Once we had packed up and headed back to the harbour, a Cape Fur Seal briefly popped up to wave goodbye.