Natural predations witnessed while shark cage diving

Natural predations witnessed while shark cage diving On many of our shark cage diving trips, we get to witness the rare and phenomenal natural predation events that Seal Island, False Bay has to offer. Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals, and to observe social interactions among both species. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great [...]

By | 2017-01-13T09:28:39+00:00 January 13th, 2017|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Natural predations witnessed while shark cage diving

Don’t Get Mouthy…

  Don't get mouthy When you hear the words “Megamouth Shark”, what is the image it conjures? If you think big, nay huge mouth, well then you would be correct. It stands to reason, if it has a huge mouth, it has to have a rather large frame to fit it into, and again you would be correct. This is one of the largest shark species, being out grown only by the likes of Whale Sharks and the controversial Megalodon Sharks. Despite its massive size and mouth, this shark sports very small teeth, as it is a filter feeder, swimming [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 August 16th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Don’t Get Mouthy…

Shark Teeth

The part that scares people most about sharks has got to be all those sharp and pointy teeth, but you can actually tell a lot about sharks based on their teeth.   Most well publicized are the serrated triangular upper teeth of great white sharks, perfect for tearing into their prey, the Cape fur seal. However what most people don’t know is that juvenile white sharks actually have small unserrated needle-like teeth more like those seen on ragged tooth, mako and bull sharks. Now you may wonder how and why that would be, the answer is simple, juvenile white sharks [...]

By | 2015-06-06T11:22:37+00:00 June 6th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Teeth

Exploring The Anatomy Of The Great White Shark

Exploring The Anatomy Of The Great White Shark Have you ever wanted to take a look inside the body of a Great White Shark to see what make it such formidable apex predator? Check out this link on the anatomy of the Great White Shark on the National Geographic website. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shark-attack-experiment-live/interactives/great-white-anatomy/   Natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals Predation of the Great White Shark Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Exploring The Anatomy Of The Great White Shark

Great White Shark natural predations at Seal Island, False Bay

Natural predation of a Great White Shark on a Cape Fur Seal Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They  surface with such force and explosive energy that it propels [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00 December 11th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark natural predations at Seal Island, False Bay

Shark Breaching Trips

The shark breaching trip“AIRJAWS”  is the most popular trip we offer. It is a combination trip of shark breaching and shark cage diving. Shark breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They  surface with such force and explosive energy that it propels ( breach) the shark right out of the water. The great white shark will try and catch the young smaller inexperienced seals. The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain area’s around the island and only for a few months of the [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:02+00:00 November 17th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Breaching Trips

Predation Station-False Bay

Predation Station-False Bay Hello Fello Sharkies... This week we did a good number of trip,  seeing some excellent sharks up to the boats. The sharks hunting has been a lot more quieter this week seeing maybe 1 or 2 predations on each morning, which is typical of the sightings in early September. Some of them have been really good to watch and others one hit wonders (this is what we call when a shark has one go at the seal and that's all you see). One particular predation was really good to get to and went on for a long [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:03+00:00 September 10th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Predation Station-False Bay

Back at Seal Island

Dawn breaks over Seal Island False Bay The first day back at sea after a number of days of foul weather always makes me at bit nervous. Will the sharks still be there? Yesterday we were back at Seal Island after a stretch of wild Cape Town weather and I was excited and anxious to see what the shark activity would be like. The morning AIRJAWS trip started with a gorgeous red sunrise and clear skies; a welcomed sight after a week of rain. Predation activity was slow so we anchored up to prepare for the cage diving. [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00 August 23rd, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Back at Seal Island