Umnenge Lodge & Charters
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... at the first sign of daylight and off we went.
As i mentioned in a previous post, our original shark diving date was cancelled due to large waves. Today was the first day they were able to run the tour. But man.... ...
... we would pop down again as a shark or two went by. The sharks that we saw ranged anywhere from 3 - 5 meters in length and sometimes they would look right at us as they swam by.
Our group of eight people had 20 viewings and then it was time for the next group to go. Chris and I took turns going in the cage so that one person could take photographs from the upper deck of the boat. It was pretty thrilling.
The whole experience lasted for 4 hours. We ...
... what??? I told him that if he went in I would go in. Ummmm .... "Its okay Mom, I'll go with dad" whew! I was so overwhelmed with pride at that moment, knowing then that this trip was worth it for him! He knew he would regret it if he didn't get in. And he did. But they waited and waited. They had just opened the top of the cage to let them out when a shark appeared, lid closed FAST! The shark came right up to Hunter's face, full on teeth in his face! it fought ...
... that looked hollow. The visibility may have been poor but there was definitely no need for it to be any better. You were looking through the cage which had a long open viewing panel and all of a sudden this huge beast was right in front of you showing it's giant teeth as it goes for the bait.
This was one hell of an experience and I loved every second. I could never quite believe I was right next to these sharks that we are all so afraid of ...
... much better. When we arrived I didn't feel like tucking in to the continental breakfast they had set up but forced myself to have a yoghurt. The sea was making me feel queasy again. I think it was more nerves. Safety talk complete and changed into swimming stuff we set out on our journey to go find jaws. Sometimes they go to shark alley between Dyer and Geyser island. It would have been awesome to go there but they couldn't guarantee a sighting and it's further out. Further from ...