Published: October 2nd 2009October 2nd 2009
Well, only just arrived really but quick update.
I flew into Cape Town after a flight taking in total around 18 hours! didnt get much sleep, not fun. So kinda caught up once I reached my base, well for the first night anyway, a hostel called Zebra Crossing, which seems pretty cool.
Only there for 1 night as the next day bright and breezy I was picked up (4.30am) to be taken to The Great White Shark Project in Gansbaai, a few hours east of Cape Town. We arrived and straight away were given jackets and our uniform and allowed on board to go see us some sharks!!! this time as clients next few times would be working. We headed out and within a couple of minutes our first Great White shark appeared - absolutely amazing! Even got to have a go in the cage itself - all I can say is WOW! so utterley amazing, I was awe struck and these guys apparently were babies by comparison to some that are occassionally seen, but being so close to these immense powerful creatures was quite a thrill that turned quite a few of us into excited kids.
now have 2 weeks here learning about the Great White and how to work the boat, cages, chum and with clients. Should be fun. Sharing the house with a fun mix of people, a smallish group which should work nicely. After the 2 weeks I return to Cape Town before my next project begins - with Whales and Dolphins.
There are more photos below