Wednesday, June 4, 2014

So, how much adventurous are you. Yes question is asked because this article is not for the faint hearted. Just sheer imagination of Shark Cage Diving makes the adrenaline pumping. So, if you dare devil enough this new adventure sport might be your liking. So, which place do you want to plan for a cage dive. Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town (Gaansbaai), South Africa will not be a bad idea as you are certain to see the Great White Sharks there. 

Cage Diving in Cape Town is done near Gaansbaai. Gansbaai’s picturesque Kleinbaai Harbour is the starting point for cage diving excursion. From here trip starts to Geyser and Dyer islands. The boat normally leaves the harbour at about morning or midday and takes 15 to 20 minutes to reach the channel between Geyser and Dyer islands.

There will always be crew who will guide you through the cage diving. People are separated into groups of 7 to go into the cage at once, each group stays in the cage for roughly 20-30 minutes depending on how much shark activity there is they then alternate. The way the crew lure the sharks are by using a technique called “chumming”. The chum line (fish extracts) is layer which surrounds the boat at all times during your dive. The Chum line will not affect your visibility it is literally used to attract the sharks toward the boat. On the one side of the cage is a lure of fish heads attached to a line and on the other side is a wooden seal dummy. The crew then try and attract the sharks using these methods, once they spot a Great White Shark on either side they instructed us to go under water and look either right or left. This can make anyone extremely nervous, one should always keep the calm. On a lucky day if visibility is excellent, one can see 3-4 Great White Sharks easily. This one is a much recommended adventure to be done in a lifetime.





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