We arrived in Hermanus a day before our scheduled swim with the sharks. Hermanus is known as perhaps the best place in the world to see whales from the shore. During the whale-spotting season, many Southern Right Whales are seen breaching each day. To make things easier for the tourists, since 1992, Hermanus has employed the world's only "Whale Crier," who blows a loud horn anytime a whale is seen breaching from shore.
After the shark cage was readied in the water, we put on our wetsuits (the water is cooooold), which made me look and feel like a seal.