I had the pleasure of seeing the Great White Shark up close and it was easily one of the best experiences of my life! Hands down. With that being said, I don’t understand how people make this apex predator seem like a monster. Yes, it can easily tear your limbs off from left and right but when you are up close to it while it is munching on the rickety cage surrounding you, awe is the only emotion your mind will be filled with. Just like most predators in this world, Great White Sharks are misunderstood and for that reason they are abused. Humans tend to fear anything they don’t understand and then that fear can turn into hatred. Unfortunately, Shark Week doesn’t help by capitalizing on the predators hunting behavior and inflicting more fear into our heads. Instead of taking their word for it, I dare you to experience they creatures up close yourself; you might find yourself falling in love with them like I did.
Feel free to watch my mini video of my adventure shark cage diving with my fellow interns. This was my first time wearing a wetsuit, on a boat, and shark cage diving so you could imagine how accomplished I felt afterwards! I highly recommend shark cage diving in South Africa, as it is notorious for its ruthless predators and PLENTY cheaper than in the United States. Cheers!