SCUBA Diving with Sharks
Running again in 2017... See below for trip report 2016
Join me for 6 days of diving at one of the best and least known dive locations in the world. Here, you have the chance to see at least 5 species of shark. I've seen five species on a single dive numerous times.
Dates to be announced!
(Check below for whats included and excluded)** Must be Advanced Open Water**
Schools of hammerheads, tiger sharks, bull sharks, oceanic black tips, and dusky sharks are commonly seen. Not only that but in November and early December, giant schools of trevally/ jacks arrive to spawn and sometimes they’ll ball up around you. No bait, no chum!
With over 20 years dive experience and a similar amount of time researching and photographing marine environments world-wide, I strive to bring you unique experience that I have bee privy to throughout my career.
Dates to be determined (Mid December 2017)
Day 1. Land in Johannesburg
Day 2. Early departure by bus to Mozambique border drinks and lunch provided. Cross border late afternoon and transfer to Mozambique
Day 3 - 8 –Dive Dive Dive!
Day 8- Afternoon, transfer to SA border, and onwards to Johannesburg. Overnight in J'burg.
Day 9 - Return Flights.
8 nights accommodation twin share (2 night J'burg, 6 nights Moz)
5 days of three dives a day, 1 day of two (departure day)
Two meals each day in Mozambique
Transfers to Border
Meals not specified
Flights to JNB
Travel Insurance (Required and proof presented via email)
DAN Insurance (Required and proof presented via email)
Marine Park tax (100 ZAR ~10 USD)
Trip Report 2016
Our first day saw an amazing line up of encounters on the reefs to make sure everyone was comfortable in their gear. We were expecting just to have some fun dives but within the first few minutes we'd already seen eagles rays, loggerhead turtles, and a completely random and lucky encounter with a sailfish. The rest of the day we had another two dives, on amazingly diverse and packed patch reefs. We returned to the lodge to enjoy an afternoon watching the evening set in.
The next few days were jammed packed. Non-stop action on each dive. We did double tank dives each morning out on Pinnacles. Our skipper was meticulous about the exit through the surf, and each day we barely noticed the 3-6 ft surf that was before us. The cruise out to Pinnacles were always different, some days calm, some days bumpy, but always rather quick. Not to mention our top man spotting hammerhead shark fins all the way out. However, I didn't spott any, so I'm not sure if he did either!!!
Each dive on Pinnacles is different, often with current, but sometimes dead still, either way, you're sure to spot sharks and we saw sharks on every dive. In all nine dives on pinnacles we saw sharks, bulls and black tips on every dive. Tigers were encountered on three dives, and one in particular came very close. The spectacle was certainly the wall of hammers that surprised us out in the blue, and as we got closer we were treated with at least 30 hammerheads perhaps up to 50.