A whale of a city
Trip Start May 29, 2008
102Trip End Dec 19, 2008
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After leaving Hermanus, we were on our way to Kleinsbaai. Probably the great white shark capital of the world and home to the largest great white shark cage diving fleet in the world
Rachel was able to concoct her own type of "chum" for the sharks as she got seasick and had to let it out over the boat. I think it attracted more sharks than usual.
The sharks got extremely close. It happened so fast as we were in the cage with nothing in sight, the captain would yell get under water, and we're under water with nothing and then in a split second a great white is inches away from you with his beady eyes knocking on the cage and tearing at the chum. A couple of times the great white came right under us and torpedoed out of the water and into the air while going after the bait. Another time one of them got its teeth caught on the cage only to have them break off as it sped past us.
It really was a thrilling adventure.