Up Close and Almost Too Personal with the Great White Sharks of False Bay

  Up Close and Almost Too Personal with the Great White Sharks of False Bay with African Shark Eco Charters By Paul Danckwerts How do you write about a great white shark, it’s immense never ending silvery flanks catching the light as it scythes through the bubbly gloom six inches in front of your face? With difficulty. Just to see one of these behemoths is a privilege and an emotional one at that for anybody who knows anything about these misunderstood monsters of the deep. The Blue Pointer 2, a 36-foot vessel that sports two 300hp engines on the aft, [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:45+00:00 October 11th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Up Close and Almost Too Personal with the Great White Sharks of False Bay

Shark Cage Diving in Simons Town, Cape Town

Today I thought I would keep to the topic of sharks of course, but taking it from a different angle, that of the operators who offer dives out of Simon’s Town, Western Cape. There are a couple of things to remember when embarking on the exciting shark cage dive, but the most important being that these are wild animals, not trained to perform and appear at our behest, but rather they grace us with their presence and we are blessed to be able to see them in their natural environment. 20+Years ago, Rob Lawrence affectionately known as the Shark Legend, [...]

By | 2017-02-01T15:56:22+00:00 August 22nd, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving in Simons Town, Cape Town

Another great Great White Shark…

10th June A bout of very bad weather, combined with boat maintenance meant the last week has been very low in terms of hours at sea. Thankfully though our trips today gave me a big dose of apex predator medicine making the world seem right again! With the whole crew itching to get out on the water, the morning’s trip started with relative ease. The sun now rises quite late at around 7.30am over the mountains behind Seal Island, (I know, I know – ‘quite late’ might make you laugh, but when you get up at 5.15am, 7.30 does seem [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:51+00:00 June 12th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Another great Great White Shark…

Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Cage diving with Great White Sharks - a must while in Cape Town " What a crazy fun experience! I will start out by saying, if you get motion sickness be sure to take your meds! The sea looked extremely calm on shore but was very different once out where we anchored. The entire crew is very professional and provided good instruction throughout the entire morning. The journey begins with a 25 minute boat ride to Seal Island where you can see thousands of seals and begin to watch for shark kills. After awhile a decoy seal is pulled behind [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 September 26th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Dive with Great White Sharks- One Of Oceans Great Secrets

Come Dive with great white sharks. A creature that remains one of the ocean’s great secrets. Mysterious, cloaked in myth, superstition and an abundance of bad press, there are few known actual facts about these elusive predators. We do know that they are far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. Perhaps it is because we know so little about them that we fear them so irrationally. While we know a lot about their physical characteristics and internal physiology and even a good deal about their feeding behaviour, this is where the knowledge ends.  How much of their behaviour is [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00 June 11th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Dive with Great White Sharks- One Of Oceans Great Secrets