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The Canyon

This dive site is located approximately 50km from Cape Point, the most southwestern tip of Africa, within the warm Mozambique ocean current. The water temperature in this area ranges between 19 and 24 degrees Celsius.

When diving with these inquisitive sharks, it is crucial to maintain constant vigilance and ensure a safe dive without any incidents. Take extra care to avoid interaction with the shark's eyes and gills.

The dive site itself is situated in the deep blue waters, with no land visible. It typically takes around 2 hours by boat to reach this location. Safety should always be your top priority, not just during the dive but also while on the boat due to the considerable distance from land. In case of any medical assistance requirement, it would take a significant amount of time to return to shore.

Please note that the provided geo-coordinates are only an approximate indication of the area where you can find the blue and Mako sharks. To have the best opportunity to dive with these incredible creatures, it is highly recommended to engage with an experienced dive center that specializes in this type of dive. These dive centers possess extensive knowledge and expertise in reading the ocean conditions, enabling them to position you in the optimal spot for encountering these sharks.

During the dive, ensure that a drop line with a visual reference is available at a depth of approximately 5 to 10 meters. As the bottom of the ocean descends beyond 200 meters, there won't be any reference point for depth apart from your visual reference to the drop line. Given the absence of a bottom in this dive, maintaining proper buoyancy is of utmost importance. Stay at the level of your visual reference to enhance the enjoyment of both you and your fellow divers in the presence of these sharks.

Keep a constant watch on all the sharks, as they are known for their curiosity, particularly towards objects that are white and shiny.

Visibility at this dive site is around 13 meters, with a maximum depth of 13 meters. It is recommended that divers have an advanced level of experience. This dive site is located in South Africa, specifically in the Western Cape region.

Last updated: 8 mo. ago - Oct 3, 2023

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