Ever since my shark cage diving experience last year, I’ve been dying to see more sharks. While cage diving was amazing, it was also somewhat limiting (read: frustrating) to be stuck in a cage. Obviously, free diving with Great whites is not an option though. So, when I came across the Blue and Mako Shark Dive yesterday, I got very, very excited.
Run by Shark Explorers, this dive is quite possibly my idea of heaven. Beautiful Blue sharks and zippy Makos, in the deep sea off Cape Point. No cage, just sharks, and a snorkel. As I haven’t gotten around to redoing my PADI course, I can’t do it on scuba, but apparently it is possible to do it on snorkel. The trip takes 8 people at the most, and getting to the dive site takes around two and a half hours. These waters are warm too, which means no freezing my ass off like I did in Gansbaai.
I know that free diving with sharks is probably not everyone’s idea of fun, but for me, the thought alone makes me so thrilled I can’t stop thinking about it. At some point, I will get around to redoing my scuba course, but for now, I have to do this dive. HAVE to, in CAPS, because it is that awesome.
Fingers crossed, I WILL be swimming with sharks in the next month. If not end of this month, then sometime in March.