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Travel Blogs from Gansbaai
... We were given a briefing that more or less consisted of what to expect and what to do when you’re in the cage.
We set off out to sea at about 8:30 and then it was waiting time. The bait was set, a scrumptious looking tuna head (that was surprisingly lacking in blood) and we were all pulling our way into 5ml wet suits whilst keeping our eyes on the bait, waiting and waiting, hoping that it would take the 30 minute optimistic time rather than ...
... was about to overpower our bodies. We might have had to drag Cecil out of the van to eat with us, but he finally did join us and I was very happy. He told us about his wife and how they have been married for 31 years and also how they have 4 boys and even 3 grandchildren! I had no idea about his life thus far but I could see him being an amazing father and grandfather. For lunch, everyone had something different. I had a ham, tomato, and cheese sandwich with of course more ...
... the crew was awaiting us, breakfast (raw ham they call bacon,
and spicy muffins) were served and we were given the safety instructions on cage
Our destination once at sea was just off Seal Island. Literally, 50,000
screaming seals all over this rocky island made for a noisy afternoon. Thanks to
the circle of life, the sharks love to hang out here looking for their next
Group by group (of 5 at a time) we ...
... are disturbing the whales, but having worked for over 12years underwater, I can honestly say we did not disturb them at all.
So go to Gaansbai and kayak with Francoise.
Our last day in Gaansbaai the weather was not so good when we got up, so instead of another hike in the mountains, we decided to visit the Lighthouse at Cape AGHULAS, Africa's most southern point. To say it short, done it, saw ...
... complemented by a series of flags clearly indicating if the water's are safe or not. Apparently the system is 100% effective and the recent attack involved a swimmer swimming against the advice of the lifeguards.
The cage diving company were very professional and quite disciplined in their approach to the day and after a further explanation detailing allowances for chum, which in this case is 25kg of tuna heads per day and then a whole load of microscopic fish ...