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The atmosphere, the bay, the ocean
It gets hectic over week ends
In a nutshell
Well worth a visit during the whale season
We had a great time on our whale-watching cruise out of Hermanus. However, the surf was pretty choppy, with a lot of 3-5 foot high waves witting the boat. One of our fellow passengers got seasick over the side, and a couple of others looked like they were a little queasy. However, the discomfort was worth it, as we got some great up-close views of whales.
If you are prone to seasickness or motion sickness, this may not be the boat ride for you, unless you can take medication to control your issues. Beware that you are going to be out on the boat for at least 2 hours, so it will be a long, miserable trip if you get sick.
Written Oct 21, 2009
Joe was dying to go shark diving in South Africa. Having my new husband swimming in a cage with great white sharks did not overjoy me to say the least. I could not even disuade him by making him watch Shark Week on the Discovery Channel. He was determined to go. So when we got to Hermanus we asked Barry, manager at our B&B, about booking. Unfortunately, the places he called were booked already for their morning dives. So Joe booked for a 12 noon dive and I was to "shop" for the afternoon. He booked with "The Shark Lady Adventures". He drove the 45 minutes on a narrow road to Gans Baai- where all the shark dive places are lined up. He was there a little early and they had him watch a video of the dive. Unfortunately, it turned out to be too windy to do the dive- so he ended up having to go golfing for the afternoon. I heard about him missing shark diving the entire trip so if you really want to go- book early.
Equipment: According to the website, you will need at least an open water one diving qualification to dive in a cage using a regulator. All divers will be screened by the divemaster and we will require your dive number.
The price is R1900.00 and will include a metal cage dive as well as the crystal cage.
Updated Jan 18, 2007
Phone: +27 (0)82 466 4519
nora_south_africa Says: Make sure when booking where your accom is situated, do you want the busy street? or how far from sea? or beach? or do you want to be in a bit quieter place? the names of some accom sound as if they are right on beach where in actual fact its not so close, so make sure you...