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... were huge! We feared the worst as we drove out to the dive spot in the rain, fierce wind and rough seas. All we could do was hang on for dear life (hence why there are no photos or videos of this....). Luckily for us the rain stopped ...
... tired by the end of it. I guess that the adrenaline and the up/down exercise in water were to blame.
We came back to the dock and our boat was hauled out of the water by a tractor and parked on land with all of us on it. A set of stairs was pulled to the side of the boat so that we could disembark easily.
For us, this was a once-in-a-lifetime, unforgettable experience. Wow.
P.S. I had the pink stripe on my hood and Chris had yellow goggles on.
... bait for a moment and then got it off the line and was gone! Time to get out and head to shore.
I think this deserves a t-shirt!
From here we from on to Hermanus, on the whale coast. You literally can see the whales from shore. At one point that we stopped off at we saw dolphins. We later learned that this is quite rare! What a sight, a pod of them bounding through the water.
At Hermanus there is a "Whale Crier" who blows a horn every time a ...
... a cage you actually want them to be as close as possible.
We saw 6 different sharks ranging from 4 to 6 metres long, and it certainly felt like they were that big when you were in the cage! One of the sharks came right towards my part of the cage and I found myself face to face within a couple of inches. Paul who was next to me was lucky enough to have a Go Pro camera on him and video'd the whole thing under water so I hope one day to see that ...
... 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 ...