The toaster you use for breakfast, your mothers wicker chair as well as adorable looking cow’s all cause more deaths annually than Great White sharks. These poor sultans of the sea have gotten a bad reputation over the years. Being the inspiration behind the scariest movie theme of all time, inducing bouts of shrieking from women and men, didn’t help much either. Get up close and personal with these misunderstood creatures with shark cage diving at Shark Lady Adventures for R825.
The Shark Lady, Kim Maclean, pioneered shark cage diving in South Africa and since 1992 she has worked hard to establish herself as one of the leading shark cage diving operators. She has worked and studied Great White Sharks for over twenty five years, and has extensive experience in skippering boats and Cage Diving. This lady knows her stuff ensuring that you will be in very capable hands. The conservation of these majestic and captivating creatures lies very close to the Shark Lady’s heart and all tours begin with an educational talk on sharks and their wellbeing. Kim and her team of trained staff will take you into the depths of the belly of this ‘so called’ beast and bust any preconceived myth about sharks, making you see them for exactly what they are: big cuddly shark teddy bears with justified trust issues.
Shark Lady Adventures operates from the Kleinbaai Harbour in Gansbaai which is 160km South East of Cape Town. Today’s Groupon deal includes travelling costs, from where you would like to be picked up to the venue and back home again. This also includes a light breakfast and lunch at the Shark Lady Crew House before launching the boat from the Kleinbaai Harbour. The Shark Lady Adventure tour lasts for about 4 hours, weather and shark permitting and you are recommend to take along a warm jacket, sun block, a hat, swim suit and your camera to capture these picturesque animals in all their glory.
The boat will take you to the infamous ‘Shark Alley’, just off the coast where it is not uncommon to see 4m Great Whites as they feed on the huge local seal population. Gansbaai is one of the world’s finest locations for viewing great white sharks and other marine animals because of its pristine environment. The Shark Lady Adventure tour is the perfect Groupon deal for adrenaline junkies, animal lovers or those who are interested in these kings of the sea.
Sharky fact: Sharks are known for their love of eating boom-boxes that have been left on the dusty stacks of shelves on sunken ships. Sharks like its rectangular shape and find comfort in the sound it makes playing Reggae music from their tummies.