First about Shark Booking: this was a great pick. Everything was professionally organized. It was a pleasure to exchange emails with Dave who was very informative and responsive to our requests. Company offers at least dozen of shark diving operators to chose from, for a good value (not he cheapest, not the most expensive).
White Shark Company: it also proved to be the best choice. Firstly, we were welcomed with coffee, small breakfast and we were clearly instructed how the tour was going to develop. Our boat looked modernized and it seemed to be well prepared for such an attraction. I can't say anything negative about the wet suits we were given: they looked clean, were well fitted and turned out to be 'lifesavers' as it was extremely cold in the water. People were screaming from cold when getting into the water but once we survived first shock, it was pretty comfortable. All the time while in the boat and in the cage I felt safe. Finally the biggest advantage for me was that the leader of the tour was actively looking for sharks and made me believe he did everything in his power to find them. We set out into the sea after two days of bad weather (cold and rainy). Shark activity dropped drastically and it took at least an hour before we saw first shark. I'm pretty sure some of the boats didn't have chance to see these predators on that day. Our 'boss' firstly checked the area next to the seal island and when there was nothing going on he decided to go back to the Mossel Bay to look for sharks over there. All the time he was communicating with other boats on that subject. Big plus for that! Finally, we were able to see 4 or five sharks and everyone had enough time in the cage. There were around 20 people on the boat but it didn't feel too crowdy. The only disadvantages of the tour: the guy who leaded the tour was giving the impression that the whole thing is just a painful routine for him and the price of the video footage from the trip was just pathetic (I think noone bought it).
General thoughts about shark diving: at least half of the people on the boat, including me, suffered from sea sick even though we did take pills. In this case it doesn't really matter how long you're in the cage or how big is the lunch or snacks: you just want to go back ashore as soon as possible after your dive. Even if you're the lucky one not to feel sick, remember the water this time of year is so cold that it's uncomfortable to sit in the water for a long time. If you wear glasses - they will make you to take them off.
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