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A collection of blog posts about Shark Diving in South Africa and the world.

Sightings March 17th

Sightings March 17th

Gansbaai - March 17th, 2019Very cold water caused for very slow and placid sharks today. Water temperature reached a low of 10 degrees Celsius.The Shark Lady crew reported sightings of one great white shark and 1 bronze whaler shark. 

Sightings March 16th

Sightings March 16th

Gansbaai - March 16th, 2019Today we were fortunate enough to cage dive with 3 great white sharks. The water was a cool 11 degrees Celcius with good visibility.One of the great white sharks had an acoustic tag. 

Sightings March 15th

Sightings March 15th

Gansbaai - March 15th, 2019What a wonderful surprise it was when Nemo, one of our "local" sharks, came to say hello to our cage divers today! Nemo is a 3-meter great white shark that is named after the Disney character Nemo as this shark also has a smaller right...

Sightings March 14th

Sightings March 14th

Gansbaai - March 14th, 2019Today, after a boat ride of roughly 20 minutes, we anchored in Jouberts Dam. The usual culprits turned up first ie the Copper Shark. We saw 2 beautiful bronze whaler (copper) sharks at average size 2 meters each. We were also lucky enough to...

Sightings March 13th

Sightings March 13th

Gansbaai - March 13th, 2019After a few non-sea days we returned to Shark Alley today to chum the waters in an effort to attract sharks. Soon after we lowered the cage we had our first shark. During the 3 hour trip, we saw 5 great white sharks with the largest being a...

Sightings March 10th

Sightings March 10th

Gansbaai - March 10th, 2019Shark Lady divemaster reported 5 great white shark sightings which included a 2.5-meter female. This female was very comfortable with the cage and divers had a fantastic up close and personal experience. 

Sightings March 7th

Sightings March 7th

Gansbaai - March 7th, 2019What a fantastic day we had here in Gansbaai, South Africa! Even though it was raining today, our clients had amazing cage diving and viewing with 5 great white sharks! Tourists viewed and dived with 3 female great white sharks of which the...

Sightings March 5th

Sightings March 5th

Gansbaai - March 5th, 2019 Today our clients went out with Ventures and they were treated to an action-packed day! Divers cage dived with 2 great white sharks, male and female, average size 3 meters. 5 Copper sharks also came to say hi! The time spent at sea was...

Sardine Run

Sardine Run

The Southern African pilchard or sardine, scientific name Sardinops Sagas, spawn in the cool waters of the Agulhas Bank and move north along the east coast of South Africa in what has become known as the annual sardine run. This is an annual occurrence taking place...