The places Ecosure goes: Shark cage diving in South Australia!

At work and in our spare time, our obsession with the natural world has taken us to some of the most incredible environmental destinations on the planet!

Between us we’ve traveled so far and experienced such natural beauty, both on and off the beaten track, we feel it would be selfish to keep all of our amazing stories and photos to ourselves any longer! So we’re starting this new blog series called “The places Ecosure goes” as a fun way to document and share some of our most interesting and inspirational environmental adventures. As we share our experiences with you we hope that you may learn something new, be inspired to visit, or even contribute somehow to a related conservation program. So without further ado we’ll kick things off with our most recent adventure. Enjoy!


SHARK CAGE DIVING IN SOUTH AUSTRALIA

Who went: Ashleigh Jackson, Project Manager

Where to: Port Lincoln, South Australia

Why:  “For a holiday, an adventure and to tick cage diving with Great Whites off the bucket list!”

What was seen: Great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), New Zealand fur seals (Arctocephalus forsteri)

What was it like: “I loved that we chose a bait free, berley-free dive boat for this adventure (we tried to pick the most eco-friendly dive we could). It was awesome to see these creatures in a more ‘natural’ environment (if you can call it that – I guess it’s close). They had no interest in the cage whatsoever which was pretty amazing. I was expecting a huge adrenaline rush but I was actually quite content the entire time  – there’s just something calming/mesmerising about their presence. Watching these creatures just cruise around the ocean was quite the experience. We saw about 4 sharks on the day, most around 3 m with one in the morning closer to 5 m which was incredible although it didn’t hang around long enough for us to grab some photos. Every now and then they would just pop out of nowhere (you would think you’d be able to easily see a 3 – 5 m shark coming before it was right next to you), it’s actually a little eerie that such large creature can be so stealth like. That said we were playing in their domain, they know it a lot better than us. For me it really just highlighted why respecting our oceans and everything in them (which is something I was taught at an early age) is so important.”

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