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... Once back on dry land, the world started to stop spinning - eventually .... The crew of the boat, presented Cath with a birthday pressie - a bottle of red wine. With all these gifts of alcohol, we will need a detox when we get home. Back at the guest house we took a few hours to relax and watch to ocean, it was then that we saw two whales in the bay right outside our balcony. Perfect. The picture attached doesn't show the Whales, but it dies show the ...
... 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 ...
... voluntarily fed himself to a shark just to end his misery.
Finally, we get back to shore and Therese practically kisses the ground, thankful to still be alive and tells me how much she hates me. I buy her a shirt and that seems to help smooth things over.
On the drive back, our driver stops at an scenic outlook spot and we get to see southern right whales breaching. I look at Therese and say, now you have seen your whales, you can't hate me anymore! ...
... 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 ...