Best experience ever!!! A must do while in South Africa. Staff goes above and beyond to make it an awesome experience while always having our safety in mind. On board Marine Biologist very informative and knowledgeable. This was a major highlight to our week South...More
Thank you for contacting us, we love hearing from you. I am delighted to meet another shark fanatic! But I completely understand your concern. All I can do, is tell you how the situation stands at the moment... The Orcas... More
Thank you for contacting us, we love hearing from you. I am delighted to meet another shark fanatic! But I completely understand your concern. All I can do, is tell you how the situation stands at the moment... The Orcas were last spotted at the beginning of July. The sharks have been back for a couple of weeks now. At the beginning, they were still a little skittish, but they now seem to have relaxed now. Here in Gansbaai, there is no definite season for Great Whites, we just have a perpetual presence of Great Whites moving through the area. Winter is considered the best time to view the sharks as, generally speaking, there are more GW's in the area, plus the big males tend to arrive just in time for the pupping season of the seals. In winter, our water is also a fraction warmer than it is in Summer, which makes the sharks feel a little more frisky, as they have more energy to spend. So, no, I won't say the season has ended. We just have to hope that the sharks come to introduce themselves to you on your dive. If I may make 1 recommendation though... The Western Cape is not known as the Cape of Storms for no reason, especially this time of year. So, if I were you, I would keep at least 1 other day free, in case we have to postpone your tour, due to weather or sea conditions. I wouldn't want you to miss out on this opportunity, due to bad weather. Also, in the event of not seeing a shark on your tour, then you can also reschedule to come again the following day and try again. If you would like me to send you a shark update a day or two before your tour, please send me an email to admin (at) whitesharkprojects. co. za Thank you again and travel safe.