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... 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 ...
... but I am past season. But, it's a cute town to explore and I find an open market and do some shopping. Then back in the car and I arrive at Brenda and Jorge's about 3:00 pm. It is extremely hot outside so we stay in and talk and get acquainted.
I learn that they met when Jorge came to South Africa for the World Cup in 2010. He is from the country of Chile. He came to Gansbaai to go shark cage diving. Brenda works for one of the shark cage ...
... On day two Vince decided to turn back to Stellenbosch which was a bit of a disappointment. After we had taken some of his food, we said an awkward goodbye and Johan and I continued in the direction of the throat to the Jonkershoek valley, the gateway to the heart of the Hottentots Holland nature reserve's mountains. As we lost view of civilization we started to get the real experience of the quiet tranquility of the mountains with their streams, waterfalls, marshes and plateaus ...
Regardless, after the ride out, we had to go and collect the cage – which they leave out with the anchor in between launches, and then tied up on the other side of the two boats already out in the area. We were immediately joined by one of at least seven sharks that came out to play. The shark was there so quickly that no one had suits on yet and we were all scrambling to get into the water. Despite my dive certifications, we really ...