We departed from Gansbaai, a small town about 45 minutes south of Hermanus, and about two hours south of Cape Town. We took the boat about five miles offshore to Dyer Island. This is the area known as Shark Alley that you always see on Shark Week specials. The area attracts the highest concentration of great whites in the world due to its bountiful seal crop.
Check it out:
After taunting the sharks with chum, bait and decoys for about ten minutes, it was time to get into the water. The first few people suited up and made their way into the cage.
After watching the first group emerge from the cage unscathed and in awe, I decided I had to try it out. Chris and I suited up and descended into the frigid water.
While we didn't have an underwater camera, we found this random guy's video on Youtube. He used the same company as us. This is pretty much what we got to see!
As we headed back to Gansbaai after our adventure, we were accompanied by these birds, who were hand-fed in mid air by one of the boat's crew.
The next day, we headed back to Cape Town and hoped for better weather than the previous weekend's...