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... spotted. Its ironic as he is on his cell phone getting messages about where the whales were spotted while dressed as an old fashioned crier.
We decided to get lunch before we went to see the whales but the sound of the horn was calling me. I ordered my lunch and then took a walk alone to the shore to see them. They are amazing, truly. The Right whales come to this bay to calf and care for their babies until they are ready to head out into the great big ocean.
... things with your own eyes.
The team of Great White Shark Tours also did their own video and I knew I 'd look a complete geek on it as I had remembered saying it was "amazing" and "the shark looked right at me!" when the guy asked me how it was when I came out of the cage! Still, I got the video and I do look a geek but I can't wait to show it because it's a great memory of a top highlight of the whole trip.
If this trip wasn't ...
... out of the water, almost on top of the cage, and really giving us a treat. The second time round felt a lot colder but we got some really great close ups with the sharks. The visibility was droppping by this point but was still good. We were told to expect maybe 3,4 shark sightings based on averages and previous days but we saw a whopping 8. Big Bruce's too. (the females are actually the larger ones! Fun fact.) visibility started really high, we got a great show and despite ...
So today we went great white shark cage diving off the coast of Gansbaai. We took a boat for about 15 minutes to an area close to an island full of seals. We anchored down, and the crew started throwing chum in the water. They also had tuna heads on bobbers that they threw out. Once sharks started coming we took turns getting into the cage. A crew member would lure them close with the tuna heads. At one point the shark ...
... There were 3 groups of 5 and each group got a little over half an hour in the water. Total we had about 7 different sharks around us and you could tell them apart their size. We were equipped with wet suits, boots, and masks. The water was pretty cold, even with the wet suit. We weren't given oxygen because we weren't certified divers and the extra bubbles from the masks scare the sharks away, so we had to hold ...