shark diving is one of those things to do that either frightens us or excites us. For me individually it’s the latter.
I love sharks, normally have considering the fact that a was pretty young boy… so when the possibility to go more than to Cape City in South Africa arrived up, I instantly booked my Shark Cage Diving practical experience in to the pretty very first day.
Numerous of my pals and spouse and children believed I had been nuts, travelling alone to South Africa (whilst I did have close friends living around there) and heading swimming while using the most feared predators from the oceans.
I booked the tour with the initial day following arriving and was picked up around 5am, jet lag and all. I failed to care though I used to be within the bus on my solution to swim with jaws.
I used to be about to arrive head to head with Jaws… 4 of them the truth is.
The bus took us towards the modest coastal city of Gaansbai and we ended up to consider our shark dive at place acknowledged as Shark Alley, a very well documented overall body of water wherever the sharks are big, very huge and they are regarded to breach the surface area attacking seals.
After a prep communicate and security directions with the head business office we headed towards the boat named Shark Girl. My 1st impression and immediate imagined was… ‘We’re going to want a bigger boat’.
On board the Shark Girl, we suited up in our wetsuits and again went by a security briefing, before they threw buckets of chum during the h2o. On top of that additionally they threw inside of a flimsy piece of rubber which resembled the shape of the tiny, helpless seal along with baiting up a robust and thick fishing line with the head of a tuna.
It was now time and so they questioned for his or her very first sufferer. My hand was straight up inside the air though all of the many others hesitated, presumably they might alternatively someone else take a look at the waters initial.
So I jumped within the cage, all alone since they ongoing requesting more shark bait, victims. Then we noticed the primary shark on the working day. The shark was a 2.5 metre good white that was possibly a juvenile or in early stages of adulthood.
My initially impression was how tranquil and sleek this shark was, it was not until eventually the following shark came together that they started out displaying a more intense behaviour.
It was not very long just before a lot more wonderful whites showed, one particular by a person the sharks came, each one larger compared to future and even more aggressive compared to future. The second shark in the day was all-around 3 metres in duration, not a complete great deal even bigger compared to initial but slightly more intense.