Dive into the cage to the great white shark
• Dive into the cage to the great white shark
In South Africa, we stuck in a cage and lowered into the ocean to the great white shark. Pre overboard poured huge bucket of bait to provoke sharks. For a long rope hitched head dead fishes as bait, and cast it into the water next to the cage. When the shark bait pulled up to the cell, and then abruptly pulled out of the water to the shark remained alone with the divers ...
On the beaches in South Africa working warning service about sharks. A prominent place is the flagpole, which raise colored flags:
Green Flag - "Swim allowed"
Black Flag - "Sharks are not visible because of the bad weather, but they can be"
Red flag - "The probability that the next shark, very large"
White flag - "Shark at the shore Urgent everyone to leave the water."
Off the coast of South Africa, a lot of great white sharks. There is even an entire tourist industry to monitor them. We could not resist the temptation to look at sharks and boarded a small boat with a cell at the stern:
These boats go out to the open ocean, they stand to anchor and wait for the sharks to the boat podplyvut:
On the way to the dive site travel agency employees zabodyazhili bucket of bait, which consisted of sea water, crushed frozen fish and some oil:
When approaching a "point" they began to pour out the bait in the ocean:
5 people placed in a cage. You have to stand on the lower red rods and hands to hold on to the top. In no case can not be put out an arm or leg of the bars. To the cage fastened it floats and does not sink:
After we anchored, the cage was lowered into the water on the winch:
The water is about 13 degrees and can be immersed only in diving suits:
Cage leaned to one side of the boat and threw the bait into the water:
The tricks used fish head:
While the shark was not, she enjoyed the small fish:
Divers and observers waited for the shark appears:
Her appearance was easy to identify the behavior of fish - they abruptly flew in all directions, and from the depths of the shark show up. Usually, she did a couple of laps around the bait, and then abruptly throw at it:
She lacked only a few seconds to cut the rope and eat the bait:
When the shark jump at the bait, "fisherman" abruptly pulled the rope and tighten it to the cage:
Some sharks have lost interest and went to the second round or even swam to the other boat, and some continued to attack the cage:
After several attempts, he realized that with her playing, shark rushed to the side of the bait is not where we could notice it, and emerges from the depths:
And still sometimes misses:
And sometimes the time to:
See this face right at the boat was not very nice:
With us on the ship were scientists and every shark they recorded in a special form:
This whole day was rain and it was "very cool." When all already seasick and we were ready to go home, it turned out that the steering on our boat broke down. Captain of half an hour trying to knock a wrench on the motor, but eventually found all his efforts vain and caused us a lifeboat. He told us that it would be 20 minutes, and so continued to feed us with promises for two hours. That's really hate it when people can not honestly say: "We have broken down when we do not know will come up to you, how will leave, let". He was 10 times in that time told us that we were already gone, although he knew that no one anywhere has not left.
This is especially annoying on some Russian airlines that already sitting on the plane, but still will not fly - "What do we stand looking forward to when the flight?"? In this sense, I am very impressed by Western Airlines - where the pilot immediately announces, "Guys, we are eighth in line to take off, I think 20 minutes later have to take off."
In the end, we waited for 2 hours, terribly cold and wet:
The boat was a salvation for us:
The next day we flew over the ocean on a small Cesna and filmed whales from the air. I was lucky and I was able to remove not only whales, but great white shark: