Clare went cage diving with great white sharks in Gansbaai, South Africa which is known for its dense population of great whites. Who else has this on their travel bucket list?!
… Finally, after we were all given large orange jackets it was time to set off on our boat! At first it was very refreshing, the wind and drizzling rain were a bit chilly, but breeze felt nice and refreshing after such a slow sleepy morning. We had traveled about 5 kilometers from the shore when we stopped, and I immediately began to feel seasick. Due to the rain, the water was relatively choppy, and my full stomach was NOT pleased. I went to the upper deck with Miranda to take in the scenery (aka: look at the horizon and try not to puke) and we stood up there for a few minutes trying to calm my stomach.
Our guide below announced that it was time to handout wetsuits, so we clambered back down the ladder to the lower deck, Miranda cursing each time a seagull got to close to her. The wetsuits were already wet from the tour that had gone out earlier that morning, which made putting them on an epic battle. I wrestled to get my legs in and the suit over my butt for a good 10 minutes Even with Miranda pulling and trying to help it was a battle! Soon, we were suited up, panting due to the extreme effort it took!
The group of Australians went into the cage first, and Miranda and I sat on deck to watch….