Shark Cage Diving, Gansbaai
Posted on Wednesday, 30 November 2011
I have had a bit of a shark drought since the Great white shark season ended at Seal Island in mid-September so when we had the opportunity to do some filming in Gansbaai I was really excited to see and cage dive with the great whites again.
We had to wait for good weather as we needed perfectly flat seas in order to work inshore, the summer haunt of the Great whites. When the day came we launched at 5.30am to make the most of the perfect conditions.
We had a fair wait of about an hour and a half before the first shark came up to the boat, but wow, after not seeing them for 2 and a half months I had forgotten the feeling they leave you with! It was beautiful to watch the first shark gently cruise effortlessly around the boat and I thought to myself how lucky I was to have a beautiful day to see a great white shark.
Soon the other shark cage diving boats came out to join us and even though there were a number of boats close to us we regularly had sharks up to the boat. Unfortunately the visibility was poor so it was difficult to cage dive and basically limited us to filming from the surface.