The Roundhouse Guesthouse
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... that feed on the birds and seals in this area.
We booked the tour for 12 pm and met the 13 other brave souls at the Great White Shark building. Lunch and drinks were provided and we watched a short video explaining how the cage diving works.
Great White Sharks are surface eaters and can be seen and photographed from the surface. We would be taken out to a spot where chumming occurred. Blood and fish bits were poured into the water to attract the sharks ...
... 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 ...
... another side eye.
In the end, Therese does not actually hate me, nor was she that upset with me. I pushed her out of her comfort zone and have ruined her love of orange juice. Had she had a Dramamine, perhaps the trip would have gone a bit smoother. However, she is currently enjoying her new found appreciation for life.
Later that night, Therese asks if we can go on a horseback wine tasting tour. I say no, horses are scary and unpredictable. Another side eye is given. ...
... was a matter of waiting and being patient. Luckily though, it wasn't long before they were shouting that they'd spotted one! The shark settled around the boat and they called for the first 8 to go into the cage and a few of us up top decided we'd go for it while we had the chance.
Into our very tight fitting wet suits we went, which with the booties and hoods pretty much covered us from head to toe. The cage had been lowered to the side of the ...
... body-incontrollably-shivering 52 degrees Fahrenheit), and saw five sharks--two of them right up next to the cage, thrashing and slamming their bodies into the cage as they wrestled with the fish head that the boat crew dangled in the water. It was awesome to see both underwater and above water. Great whites are really big and powerful (or, if you prefer, UNCHALLENGED MASTERS OF ALL THEY SURVEY). I didn't think I would be that scared, and I wasn't when they swam by the ...