Quick Great White Shark Facts

Great White Sharks of False Bay, South Africa Common names: Great White Shark, Great White, White Shark, White Pointer. Family: Lamnidae Scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias Size: Great White Sharks can reach up to 6.1 m in length and weigh up to 1.9 tons. The males reach sexual maturit between 3.5 and 4.1 m, and the females at a much larger size of 4 and 5 m. Coloration: The dorsal surface ranges from dark grey to light brown, while the underside is white. Range/Distribution: The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:01:50+00:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Quick Great White Shark Facts

Let’s Talk About A Little About A Lot…Of Sharks…Part Two

You may remember from my last blog that I mentioned that False Bay has a magnificent diversity of shark species, but that due to the infamy the Great White has achieved in the False Bay waters, one tends to overlook the magnificent diversity of Sharks we find in False Bay. I also promised that we would look at some of these magnificent creatures, starting with the Great White, which we did in excess, so for this blog, let’s start with The Sevengill Broadnose Cow Shark. The Broadnose Sevengill Cow Shark… its all in the name. This is an astounding shark to [...]

By |2019-02-06T11:58:04+00:00February 6th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About A Little About A Lot…Of Sharks…Part Two

Types of Sharks in False Bay

Pic of a Pyjama Shark Types of Sharks in False Bay Due to the infamy, the Great White has achieved in the False Bay waters, one tends to overlook the magnificent types of Sharks we find in False Bay. Although being able to safely see a Great White Shark is deservedly on many a man’s bucket list, many of our smaller predators are over shadowed by the powerful presence of the White. Yet the sea that surrounds the Cape Peninsula is abundant in incredible sea life, including the Sharks listed below. The Below table consists of the various shark [...]

By |2019-01-31T11:29:44+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Types of Sharks in False Bay

The Sharks of False Bay

False Bay has a magnificent diversity of shark species. The Sharks of False Bay......Due to the infamy the Great White has achieved in the False Bay waters, one tends to overlook the magnificent diversity of Sharks we find in False Bay. Although being able to safely see a Great White Shark is deservedly on many a man’s bucket list, many of our smaller predators are over shadowed by the powerful presence of the White. Yet the sea that surrounds the Cape Peninsula is abundant in incredible sea life, including the Sharks listed below. The Below table consists of the various sharks [...]

By |2019-01-08T14:31:39+00:00March 9th, 2018|Categories: Sharks|Tags: |Comments Off on The Sharks of False Bay

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 |2019-01-08T14:30:29+00:00June 6th, 2015|Categories: Sharks|Tags: |Comments Off on Shark Teeth

Huge thank you to African Shark Eco Charters

Reviews like these make our day!   "Dear Tamsyn, Rob, Wellington, Gary… and crew,  I can't begin to express my gratitude for making an already amazing experience even more unforgettable! Your business exceeds expectations and am so happy to say that there is no other that reaches your level. I have been on 2 other boats since I found my love for being in the Whites environment and yours will always be my number one. I recommend you to all who ask as your professionalism from booking to long after launch is beyond measure!  I look forward to my next [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:42:35+00:00June 10th, 2014|Categories: Guest Experiences|Comments Off on Huge thank you to African Shark Eco Charters

African Shark Eco-Charters is top on Trip Advisor

African Shark Eco-Charters is top on Trip Advisor African Shark Eco-Charters would love to extend a big thank you to all our guests for their wonderful reviews! We are delighted to have received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a prestigious award which recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers!    Love Great White Sharks? Want to go on a shark cage diving or breaching trip with people who share your love for them? Then look no further as African Shark Eco-Charters is the perfect choice for you! Here are some reasons why you should choose our company. African Shark Eco-Charters is a [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:49:22+00:00May 29th, 2014|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters is top on Trip Advisor

Great White Sharks On Fire At Seal Island

  It's here! Winter has arrived and she's greeting us with strong winds, lots of rain and great viz to come. On recent shark cage diving trips to Seal Island in False Bay‎ we have noticed a large increase of Great White Sharks ranging from mostly new sharks and a few of the old faces too. One shark in particular we have seen a few times on natural predations, scavenges and he has even breached on our decoy seal once or twice. We like to call him chopper due to a large portion of his dorsal fin being chopped off. [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:55:51+00:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Sharks On Fire At Seal Island

African Shark Eco-Charters Awarded Certificate Of Excellence For 2014

African Shark Eco-Charters would love to extend a big thank you to all our guests for their wonderful reviews! We are delighted to have received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a prestigious award which recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers! :)     Love Great White Sharks? Want to go on a shark cage diving or breaching trip with people who share your love for them? Then look no further as African Shark Eco-Charters is the perfect choice for you! Here are some reasons why you should choose our company. African Shark Eco-Charters is a [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:50:49+00:00May 22nd, 2014|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters Awarded Certificate Of Excellence For 2014

Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Breathtaking, but not scary!” Reviewed 17 February 2014 "An unforgettable experience. From start to end, the trip was amazing. The office staff was incredibly helpful in communicating frequently about our trip (weather was touch-and-go, so the decision to green-light the trip was made the previous day) and responding to 7pm text messages asking for directions to the pier. The dive itself was spectacular. It is an early start, but not bad if you're in Cape Town, and the trip out to [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:57:08+00:00February 19th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

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