Recent media reports highlighting the absence of great white sharks in False Bay has resulted in much confusion for shark cage diving tourists to South Africa and the tourism industry at large.
- Location: Joubertsdam
- Water Temperature: 14.0°C + 14.2°C
- Depth: 7.5m + 6.1m +
- Visibility: 2m + 2m
- Conditions: Overcast conditions to start with sunshine late afternoon and calm seas
We headed out bright and early for our first trip to the shallows this morning! And very quickly we had our first copper sharks, so our divers got into their wetsuits and swiftly into the cage. We got some stunning activity for this first cage, and our divers really enjoyed seeing the copper sharks up close. In went our second group and halfway through they got a white shark, a 2.5m male. This guy was a little feisty this morning, trying to sneak up on the lines! We got some nice acrobatic activity out of this guy and then off he went. The copper sharks stuck around for the rest of the trip and then we headed back into the harbour.
We started our second trip with the sun shining bright and very calm sea. As we got to our dive site the crew picked up the cage and we were ready to go as the sharks already started to arrive. Before our guests had time to get into the cage a 2.5m white shark made its pass around the boat. Minutes later Bronze whalers came to check out our baits making some really nice passes close to the cage. Fortunately for everyone, the white shark that made the appearance in the beginning, came back multiple times giving all our divers the same experience. Short-tailed stingray also came up to the surface to say hi to our guests. Once we were done with an incredible trip full of shark action we headed back to the harbour.
“An amazing experience and a great adventure on our honeymoon, keep up the good work!” - Jess & Ollie
“Super well organised safe and fun!” - Nils
“Fun, well organised safe, great crew and informative” - Derrick
Contact Marine Dynamics Shark Tours to book your Shark Cage Diving trip today!