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Travel Blogs from Gansbaai
... of shark conservation and use the cage diving as a way of funding their research to help protect Great White sharks. When we were back in Cape Town we met the rest of the tour group and went to Cafe Dijon for supper- a beautiful steakhouse- for our last goodbyes to each other. To give you an idea of how cheap food in South Africa is a 400g rib eye steak was just 105 rand (less than £10). Naturally following supper we hit the bars on Long Street till silly o'clock in the ...
... fried mushrooms, Buffalo wings, pizzas, and sandwiches. It was surprising how not busy some of the places were on a Friday night. We were told that apparently Saturday and Sunday nights are more popular to go out to bars and dinners instead of Friday night or during the week – similar to America.
Unfortunately, after dinner on Friday night poor Megan had to go to the emergency room. We all took a taxi back to the house then from there Dr. Brew and Megan headed ...
... 10 other tourists got onto the shark lady boat and headed a half hour out to sea. The boat stopped right past Seal Island and weighed anchor. There were 50,000 seals on this island so you could imagine the smell. Also, seals sounds like sheep baaa-ing rather then the "arr arr" noise we thought they made.
Once we got to our sweet spot the crew threw out sea water mixed with fish guts off the boat to attract sharks to our boat. They also tossed out ...
... everyone got a go so I did and made sure I got on the good side of the cage my second time around! I left my camera with a lady on the boat to take photos for me! She got some amazing shots! I am still working on some of them and will upload soon. This time I had sharks coming right for my face! It was so amazing and definitely better than being on the left side of the cage. Once again I was really glad I never saw that video first as it was the same company i used and only ...
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