The Roundhouse Guesthouse
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- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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Another early start today, but I woke up with such anticipation, today was the day, the activity I had been looking forward to most, Cage diving with Great Whites!
I had booked a breaching and diving combo with a cost of 1850 Zar per person with another 2150 Zar for Transport the itinerary was as followed
4:00-5:00: pickup from hotel
6:00-7:00- meeting at 9 Kesweg, Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai for a light ...
... on our journey back home our driver spotted whales when we were passing through Hermanus so we got out to have a look. Just like the sharks they are very difficult to photograph in the water but it was great to watch these Southern Right Whales in action in their natural environment. Seeing whales and Great Whites in one day made me feel very spoilt.
Great White Shark Cage Diving... a big fat CHECK!
... nausea and freezing water I had the best time! It was so so great! Highly recommended. Just before I caught complete frostbite I got dried off and we sped back to shore. Ahhh land. Here we watched the DVD of the day which I bought and loaded back up into the van back to cape town. Showered and warm, tonight I went for an awesome dinner at an Italian on the waterfront. I had Spaghetti with fresh black mussels, queen prawns, Patagonian calamari, baby octopus, fresh line ...
... prepped for the cage dive- wetsuits and safety. I'm so thankful that Lisa brought sea sickness pills for us as the sea was so choppy and anyone who hadn't taken them was incredibly ill. We only needed to go about 5 kilometres out to sea to find the sharks and after struggling to put on the wetsuits, myself mel and Lisa were first up in the cage! It's such a bizarre experience having a small cage with much larger holes than I anticipated to separate you from the sharks ...
... 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 ...