Diving with Great White Sharks in South Africa
This video was made 8km off the coast of Hermanus, South Africa just 2 hours southeast of Cape Town. I dove three times here off Dyer Island which is next to Shark Alley boasting one of the greatest great white concentrations in the world. Shark Alley and and nearby Seal Island are the world famous locations where you will find the Whites dramatically breaching out of the water in powerful aerial displays attacking their tasty seal treats. Geyser Rock which we also visited supports a colony of 40,000 Cape Fur Seals which is basically the supermarket for these Whites. In addition to our time with the sharks, a variety of sea birds and a ton of seals were were lucky to see a large, 15 meter/50 ton Southern Right Whale and her calf (videos forthcoming). The skipper Brian McFarlane has worked with National Geographic and the Discovery Channel on several documentaries. One of his most recent studies tracked a great white shark from South Africa swimming to Australia's northwestern coast and back - a journey of 20,000 km (12,000 mi; 11,000 nmi) in under 9 months. Quite an amazing animal!