One of the most well-known places for the observation of the white shark is South Africa. The chance of seeing one of these giant marine predators over there is actually very high.
With a loud knock, the flap of the cage closed. Now it was getting serious: in a few moments our steel cage would be lowered into the water to dive with one of the world's largest marine predators: the white shark. In fact, the moment we got into the water was less serious than I had imagined a hundred times before. Adrenaline flowed through my body. Even the ice-cold sea water was completely forgotten at this moment.
The water was completely smooth. I looked at the water surface above me and down again into the cloudy water under my feet. The view was limited to a few meters. Suddenly he was there. He swam majestically in a circle around us. I quickly realized that he was looking at us very carefully. Yet he had no intention of attacking us. In fact, the moment was like getting to know each other - he watched us and we watched him. The shark behaved in a completely calm and respectful way. After he had studied us extensively, he disappeared as fast as he had appeared before.
It was not until we returned to the shore some time later that I realized that we had been in the water next to a white shark. It was incredible to see such a majestic creature in the wild with your own eyes.
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