Jaws is my friend
Trip Start Jun 12, 2008
58Trip End May 07, 2009
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But not because I get excited at the changing of the seasons, more from what I had planned for the day. For its not every day you get the possibility of coming face to face with an animal that is best known for chewing limbs off people and biting chunks from surfboards.
But as this is very much the wild world, there are no guarantees, either of seeing one or of it venturing near the cage while I was in it. This was where the apprehension came from. That I might not get to see one of the worlds greatest predators.
It seemed though that Sharkey and friends wanted some human company and came to see us.
It was this that I got to see at very close quarters as one turned and went for the cage right in front of me. It just flew towards me and ended up only centrimetres from my face. When it butted the cage I must have had a look of shock and amazement on me. I think I would have looked a bit white too had I realised that the shark had bent the ladder that was in between me and the shark. Unbelievable!!
After my 3/4 hour stint in the cage I was able to view the grey and white giants from the decks of the boat. We saw 3 different sharks during the day with the largest being about 4-4.5m in length.
It was an unforgetable day, and I feel so lucky to have been able to do something like this, and to actually see the sharks as the boat company had had a few lean days in January. And I not only saw them but almost got a kiss from one of them!!