SHARK CAGE DIVING
We meet at the main office near the commercial boat slip next door to the yacht club. Our ECU group will be there an hour before launch time so you can relax, have some breakfast, chat to staff and listen to the safety and boat trip briefing. The boat ride from the dock to the shark site is only about ten minutes, so there is no long and tedious voyage. In fact, Mossel Bay has the most accessible white sharks in the world. The bay is also very protected so our sea conditions are normally very calm and comfortable. The crew will provide a briefing concerning the cage diving on the boat.To find the sharks the crew have to bait and chum. The baits and chum are natural marine products. They do not use anything that is not natural to the sharks and the environment. It can take several minutes or several hours for the first shark to appear and while there is a high success rate, nothing is guaranteed. Once the sharks at the boat, the cage descends into the water and the diving will begin. Topside viewing is exciting for the non-diver and as the shark works very close to the surface you will have plenty of opportunity to take some action shots.This is not a jaws movie set so the crew does their best not to have the sharks banging into the boat and cage as this injures them and produces a false impression.