We decided to dive in a tiny six people cage inside the ocean filled with the Great White sharks ranging up to 5 meters in length in Mossel Bay, South Africa.
We had initially planned this activity in Gaansbai. But due to bad weather, the operator cancelled this activity.. We couldn’t wait another day cause we had already scheduled to go to Mossel Bay for Skydiving. What we realised is that all of these activities can be done in different places along the Garden Route. There are whale watching safaris from Hermanus to Port Elizabeth. We even saw a whale off the coast of Capetown. Thanks to a friend who found these lovely guys who organised shark cage diving in Mossel Bay and we booked it with a company called ‘White Shark Africa’.
They have a system wherein the inquiries are taken, and they confirm the next morning’s activity after assessing the weather during the previous night by about 9 pm. So until the 9 pm last night, we didn’t know if we’d be in a cage filled with sharks or sleeping in our cosy bed the next morning. If you are reading this article, you know what we did :) We reached the office of White Shark Africa at 9 am all geared up with our swimsuits and some guts :)
We took off from Mossel Bay’s port by 9.30 after a quick introduction and do’s and don’t about a shark cage diving. They gave us amazing insights about the Great White Sharks and what to expect. The boat sailed for 15-20 minutes closer to a seal island filled with croaking and stinking seals. The sharks lurk around this island because everyone likes to stay close to the food.