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Travel Blogs from Gansbaai
... come close to the cage! However, buoyancy was a big problem, with 5ml wet suits filled with air as we hadn’t been completely submerged and no weight belt. The only thing we had to try and pull ourselves down was a bar in front of us that was surprisingly close to the outside bar, that we should not touch!
But within minutes of freezing in the cage, we heard “down” and down we went, to see the 2m shark that had been hanging around for ...
... to be and there were 5 of us in it. They also closed the top of the cage so you were unable to try and climb out. I was most afraid that my foot was going to slide off the bar and go through for the shark to just nibble away on. Luckily that didn’t happen, at least when a shark was around. For the 40 minutes that we were locked away underwater we saw a lot of action. After a few minutes or so I noticed that the sharks really didn’t “see or smell us” so ...
I can now cross off cage diving with sharks off my bucket list!!!
They provided a driver for us so we were picked up at 8am and then we drove into the city and picked up 3 more parties that would be diving with us. So that took about an hour and then we had a two hour drive to Gansbaai. We got there and were greeted with a nice snack of bread and jam, muffins, and juice. We then met the leader of our crew, ...
... and beautiful as they swim by. It's time to put the cage in the water and go see the sharks! Eight people at a time put on wet suits and go into the steel cage. Isaiah still has the runs from whatever bacteria he picked up in Cairo so I stay with him while Tim goes first. I go down in the next group, out my wet suit on and jump into the cage... WOW! The water is cold! The captain yells to us when the sharks are nearby and then we go ...
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- Continental Breakfast
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking