Cage Diving with Sharks
Posted on Monday, 17 February 2020
As we head into the latter part of February, it is good to see the sightings of Great White sharks are picking up in two of the three South African locations. Get the lastest shark sightings below.
Cape Town Shark Cage Diving
With almost perfect conditions, the boat, White Pointer 11 headed out. Destination: Seal Island - home to 64 000 Cape Fur Seals. Perhaps it was the conditions that the bay seemed void of marine life. The vessel did a lap of the island pointing out the new pups of the year and educating the excited guests on their habitat and breeding. The crew anchored in the channel where we pick up the most shark sightings. After a very long wait, we pulled anchor and headed for another location nearby. Unfortunatley this was not successful either and the boat headed for home. Thats wildlife! They decide if they make an appearance. The guests were issued vouchers which they may use at anytime within a two year period.
Gansbaai Shark Cage Diving
Boring Monday? Not here! Both trips experienced stunning Great White shark sightings with the return of one of our Iconic Great White sharks, Mini Nemo. The guests, mostly from the United Kingdom and the US showed their appreciation The shark cage worked extra hard today as just about all the guests cage dived. To add to the show, four Bronze whaler sharks stuck around for most of the shark cage diving trip and the two species together just made for a phenomenal trip. The water clarity was very poor at 0.5 meters and the cage divers did have some issues with the visibilty. The water temperature was a cold 12.8 degrees Celsius.
Mossel Bay Shark Cage Diving
This location, fours hours from Cape Town had a very successful trip with two Great White shark sighted. Both sharks were active around the shark cage and all the shark cage divers saw the sharks well. The first Great White shark was a male shark, smaller than the female shark, which circled the boat. The male Great White sharks are smaller generally than female great white sharks.