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... were anticipated.
After a short boat ride, in quite choppy seas (the wind had picked up during our drive to Gansbaai), the anchor was set, the tourist cage lowered into the water, and the crew began chumming for sharks (chum consisting of ground up fish stuff, mixed with water, and pumped into the sea around the boat). One of the crew also loaded up a decoy with fish heads ad began tossing it into the water, to lure the sharks closer to the boat, while 8 ...
... shark selfie is not going to happen. There is no way I am goiong to turn my back to one of these beasts and let it swim up behind me. After what seems like an eternity of diving down to see these majestic creatures (it never got less scary) and drinking in lots of disgusting salt water infused with chum, the captain asks if anyone wants to get out. I don't think Therese even let him finish the question before she was raising her hand and screaming, "ME!"
As we ...
Shark Cage Diving in South Africa was on THE list of things I had to tick off as a must do, no matter what.
I've been talking about it since before I even left in January and people's reactions are either:
"Oh my God I'm so jealous I've always wanted to do that!"
"Oh my God I'd never do that, you're so brave! Aren't you scared?!"
And to be perfectly honest... whenever I thought about it, it really wasn't the sharks I was ...
... 8216;dawn, dawn!’ which mean we got the shark around. I was really satisfied with today’s diving as I got to see quite a few sharks and took some good underwater shoots . And then some clients started to be sea sick, luckily for me I wasn’t in the water anymore. But it was right at the end of the trip anyway, so they didn’t have to suffer for to long . So we made our way to the shore. In ...
... came equipped with its very own braai. We immediately headed out to the grocery store to pick up some steaks to barbecue over the woodsmoke grill. When we returned, we poured ourselves each a nice big glass of red wine and settled in on our veranda to watch the ocean. There was no internet in the apartment, which would have been a big problem if Dennis had to work, but it ended up being really nice not to have any distractions and to be able to focus on the natural ...