Blue shark

Pelagic shark diving off Cape Point

Late last year I took a trip out to find the Agulhas Current with Shark Explorers. The trip takes one 25 nautical miles off Cape Point, and once the clean, warm water of the current is located, a scent trail is laid down to attract sharks. We saw blue sharks, mako sharks, and some yellowfin tuna on this incredible trip.

The sharks that we saw are pelagic sharks, meaning that they live in the open ocean. We spent about an hour in the water with them, most of the time hanging at about 5 metres’ depth around the chum drum. There’s a bit more information on this dive in this newsletter. It’s a summer trip that is typically done between October and March, and I’d recommend it – and Shark Explorers – very highly.

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Tony

Scuba diver, teacher, gadget man, racing driver, boat skipper, photographer, and collector of stray animals

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