15 March 2016

Today, we were lucky to have some amazing sightings...

Written by Jax, March 15 2016

15 March 2016

Guide Summary and Photographs

Today, we were lucky to have some amazing sightings. The most memorable being that of a pod of Humpback Dolphins. This specific species of dolphin is known for being pretty shy although you would never say so after today’s performance! We were joined by the dolphins in the shallows where we watched them cruise along the swells. After a couple of minutes, the dolphins began to play, beating their tales against the surface of the water and laying up-side-down. This was absolutely awesome to see and it gave rise to many a great photo opportunity. Even the guides were in awe of this wonderful display.

Our next treat came in the form of a five meter Great White Shark after we happened to choose the perfect moment to drop by our sister company, Marine dynamics. Shortly after we arrived, this giant beauty made her first appearance. Swimming under the water, she seemed completely un-phased by the decoy or the bait at first. After a bit of a wait she resurfaced which allowed for us to view her massive body in all its splendour. The 4,5m cage really put her size into perspective as she went for the bait and gave the divers the experience of a lifetime. This particular female is known as Steam Train and we first recorded her in our waters in 2009.

At the island, we spotted a couple of penguins sitting on the rocks. Usually, it is tricky to spot these birds amongst the cormorants however, today a couple of them were perched perfectly away from the cormorants which allowed for us to see them perfectly.

After observing the seals for a couple of minutes at geyser rock, we set off back to shore. On the way in, we spotted a large group of penguins in the water. It is always awesome to see their little heads bobbing up and down in the water and today was no exception.

Although the weather was a bit gloomy…Overall, it was another awesome day!

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