Our actual anniversary was spent on the water at Shark Alley; we went Cage Diving with the Great White Sharks. We left the dock in Gans Bay early in the morning on a 36 foot boat with ten other passengers for a day at excitement on the sea. The water was fairly rough with wave heights ranging between six and eight feet. Many of our shipmates were helping to "chum" for the sharks if you know what I mean!
In all actuality we only saw one shark. She was about twelve feet in length and didn't seem too ferocious or aggressive to me, of course I was inside the safety of the cage. She seemed far more interested in eating the tuna heads that were used for bait instead of the divers in the water. After all fish and seals live in the oceans people don't, we are not part of their normal diet.
The eco-adventure is called a dive but to a certified scuba diver it is more like a dunking or a dip. Basically divers submerge in the floating cage only far enough below the surface to see the approaching shark, they are not on scuba or even using a snorkel. It is simply a matter of holding your breath and sinking below the surface.
It was an exhilarating "Bucket List" experience, not for the faint of heart, not only for the adrenaline rush of being in the water with the feared Great White Shark but also because of the 50 something degree water.
All of that being said if you are ever in Cape Town give it a try, it is not something you will soon forget and you may look at sharks with a different perspective.