Farm 215 Nature Retreat & Fynbos Reserve
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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
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... put me, silly boy, if he goes down so do I! Seriously have no idea what that form said. I am CERTAIN that if I would have read it I wasn't getting on that boat. A nice overcast morning for a walk to the pier. Hunter notes the John Deere Green tractor pulling the boat to the water.
Breathe, breathe, breathe. Have I ever mentioned that I don't love boats? I'm good on a kayak or a canoe, a fishing boat.
I got this.
The ride out to the spot was ...
... strapped lead-like weights to our waists, goggles on, and we were ready to climb in. The cage was made up of a long frame which could fit 8 in a row and we'd been instructed to hold on to the top, and keep our hands and feet inside. The top part for our heads while the sharks weren't close to the cage was kept afloat with a row of buoys. It was a little cold getting in but I was surprised how well the wet suits worked. It was only your hands that got ...
... horizon to focus on. Instead we went about 15 minutes out to another spot. Here they started the chum line...watery fish guts, loaded the cage into the water. And waited. Waited for about 30 minutes. I was felling very sea sick but managing to cope. We saw one small 1.5m shark in that time but it paid no interest to us. Then, suddenly, a big 3.5m bugger comes along. The first 8 jumped in the cage. I ducked out of the first load. I wanted to see the drill first. I won't go ...
... where a pod of at least 10 whales had made it their temporary home. Armed with a 6 pack of ice cold Castle beer, we drove the couple of miles to De Kelders and parked up. Before we saw the sea we could hear the whales singing and blowing. We clambered across the rocks to the waters edge and sat down with our beers. We then spent a magical 2 hours watching the whales cruising up and down in front of us as the sun started to set over the sea. It ...
9a trip to cage dive was a huge success!
-8 boats, 5 saw one shark, we saw six, 2 of which were 4+ meters
-i was jumping around like a little kid, coolest experience of my life to date, can't wait to go back in the middle of the winter and do it again!
stopped in Hermanus on the way home, ate at lemon butta again, got the car washed by a random south ...