The truth is that it was quite an impression, but the boat was very fast and quite enjoyed. After we were sailing about 20 minutes until Dalf spotted a shark fin. He had a good view. It was a hammerhead shark. It is so called because it has a very wide jaw that seems to be a hammer. This was very tiny, but impressed. Then threw the anchor and began to take on water the “chum”, like when I went to see white sharks. It is a mixture of fish and blood. At a few minutes and several shark fins swimming around the boat saw … it was like a movie, gave quite an impression. And the best thing we had to throw us there in the middle. To that sharks are approaching and all the while off the boat so that they can see throw a kind of metal box that is full of fish. She is tied to a buoy and sink about 10 meters. As we had longer a stand out and the boat moved a lot I was quite dizzy. These sharks scary, but I wanted to jump into the water sooner.
Dalf gave me a few pointers on how to behave once inside. He said the most important thing is to sit still and not turning away from the sharks swim. Nor can move his hands quickly to hold back or move underwater. Sharks detect vibrations and can be thought to be a fish. So we hit the water and we were about ten feet deep, at the same height as the cabinet, pretty quiet. It was awesome. There were about seven or eight sharks. They were black tip sharks and measured between 2 meters and a half and three. They were everywhere. There was very poor visibility so only saw up to 4 or 5 feet away. We were in the middle of the ocean surrounded by beasts. But the truth is scarier before diving once inside. They went to his roll and passed us. But sometimes you did not realize and had one underfoot or you another appeared behind. It was a very exciting experience. Even with good visibility must be much nicer. Then we sailed a bit more to the coral reef and made a second dive.
This time the normal sag without sharks. The visibility was terrible, did not see things until I had before the careto. A couple of times I went ahead a shark and did not see it until it was in front of the nose. It was a shame why were many corals and tropical fish. The place was nice but could not enjoy it much. We passed a cave where there quietecitos six sleeping sharks had. We also saw a giant turtle, I think that is the biggest I’ve ever seen. But we were little while because it was very cold and the visibility not worth lengthen more.
After the experience with sharks spent a day in the city of Durban. That was my last stop before heading to Johannesburg. It is the country’s third largest city, has a major port and the largest concentration of Indian population in the world (apart from India, of course). Years ago many Indians came in search of work and mostly live in Durban. The hostel, the Happy Hippo, was in a huge old building, renovated, and was very chulo.Estuve strolling downtown and visiting the Victoria Street Market.
This market was more Asian than African style. They sold many species. Store what surprised me most was selling bags and … a rather rare species mix. Let’s see, in these markets is very common that every store sells a lot of different things. But is that this bag had everything on the walls and tables amid a species. I was funny. It’s like going to a shoe store and also sell you fruit … not entirely logical. Overall not ended liking the atmosphere of the city. It was as modern but very left. There were quite a stray and I think I was asked more times money in a single day in Durban throughout the trip. What I like is the boardwalk. It is quite wide and nice and you can see lots of people surfing on the beach and children playing in the various public pools that are along for the ride. It is also quite spectacular football stadium, the Moses Mabhida Stadium. It was built for the World Championships in 2010 and is very modern. There is a sort of giant arch over the stadium. You can climb up a funicular and there is a platform from where you can see the whole city. But that day I could not go because it was windy and it was closed.