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- Continental Breakfast
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Free parking
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... getting out of those wetsuits that were so easy to get into to begin with.
One of the guides decides to help me pull the wetsuit off but he uses so much force I almost fell backwards off of the boat. Therese doesn't even bother to try to take hers off. By now, the mix of breakfast, smells of the dead fish aboard, the large amount of salt water consumed, the sight of everyone else throwing up over the side and the crashing from side to side is starting to ...
... It was the water, and how cold the water was going to be given it's winter here. OK I know, not real winter but still... Those who know me know that I'm a complete wuss when it comes to water and the cold so that was the challenge for me.
But the big day was booked, it was due to be a nice clear day and I was going for it and so excited. It was an early pick up from the city and we took the 2 hour drive to Gansbaai to the lodge for our ...
... the attention of a couple of sharks. They began circling our boat, and the first group of six got into the shark cage to view them in the water while Dennis and I watched from the viewing platform on top of the boat. We got great views (and could actually take photos) from the platform, but the real highlight, of course, was our turn inside the shark cage.
We got to spend 30 minutes in the cage (and honestly didn't want to spend any longer, since the water was ...
... high winds - made for rough seas (and a few sickies!!)
- 4 groups of 8 people in the cage + 5-6 crew on board
- Of those 32 divers, 4 decided against going in!
Rob decided to go in twice and the second time was one of the best of the day! There two or three times when the sharks jumped out of the water right in front of him. Then the last pass of the day the guide lead a shark right ...
... couple of 'old dears'. The wind seemed stronger than ever and we were convinced that the whale trip wouldn't go ahead. I kept checking my phone, but there was no message or missed call. At 12.30pm, we followed the Whale Coast Route back to Hermanus arriving at the Whale Watching Company 45 minutes early. We paid our money and confirmed the trip is definitely on. We sat in the sun in t-shirts and shorts waiting for the other passengers to arrive. At ...