It was an early start for Slashfin's first groups of guests this morning as we tried to make the best of the nice weather gap with a launch onto a calm bay.
- Location: Joubertsdam
- Water Temperature: 14.2°C + 14.3°C + 14.3°C
- Depth: 10.1m + 9.8m + 10.8m
- Visibility: 0.5m + 1.0m + 1.0m
- Number of Great Whites: 2 + 1
- Conditions: Clear, bright skies with no wind but a lingering, larger swell.
Three days off the sea and our team were itching to get back on the water to see what was waiting out in the bay for us! An early morning launch saw a sunset as Slashfin made it's way out of Kleinbaai harbour, experiencing the swell that is still coming through from the past few days of storms, it was a wild start to the trip but after the shallow channel was skillfully manoeuvred we were on our way into the Shallows. The sharks took their time showing up this morning, however, the important thing is that they did! With the first arrival in the form of a small, juvenile White Shark that passed deep and the later arrival of the second shark, a large more energetic female, estimated just over 3.0m in length and one that the Marine Dynamics team identified as a new individual to the bay or atleast new sighting from our boat for this season.
The short-tailed stingrays were also out and about with some glimpses of these large, graceful animals throughout the day.
Our second trip of the day was a little more difficult shark-wise. We had an excellent journey around Danger Point after launching from Gansbaai, soaking up some of that late morning warmth. As the wind had changed direction after our first trip we quickly re-anchored and got busy with trying to get a shark! While we waited we learned some interesting facts about white sharks, and then our keen divers got in the cage ready for the cage dive quiz to test their knowledge on sharks! We had some fun in the cage and right towards the end of the trip, we got a very brief glimpse of the first shark, the 2.5m male from the first trip, yet he didn't fancy coming in close to check our divers out. Sometimes the way these sharks are!
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“You guys and girls saved the day and my trip. Thank you for a great time!" - Mitchell
"Great day, great team!" - Megan + Tom"
"Great team and crew. many thanks!" - Michael