Great White Shark Fun Facts

“Shark”… Few words have as much attention grabbing power. Add “Great White” to that and you will command a room. Many wait an entire lifetime to see a Great White Shark, but few want to meet one, thanks to Hollywood’s unrealistic and deceitful portrayal of the Great White, in its pursuit of fame and fortune, no image induces as much fear or signifies “death” in the water, as much as a dorsal fin! How much do you really know about The Great White Shark? Truthfully, how much does anyone really know about this fascinating creature? Well, I have decided to [...]

By |2019-03-18T11:24:21+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Interesting Articles, Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Shark Fun Facts

Natural Predation of The Great White Shark

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, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Methods used in the study of the Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals As part of a larger study instigated by Rob Lawrence of African Shark Eco-Charters and a colleague, predator-prey interactions between Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa, were [...]

By |2019-03-17T10:55:39+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Natural Predation of The Great White Shark

The Ultimate Guide To Great White Sharks

Welcome to our Ultimate Guide to Great White Sharks. There are a variety of sharks, 503 different species of shark to be precise; but in this ultimate guide to Great White Sharks, we will be dealing with information and titbits about Great White Sharks. This ultimate guide to Great White Sharks, will offer information about Great White Sharks, including their digestive system, eyes and sense of smell, as well as other aspects of the Great White Shark industry, like cage diving and what it could possibly be like for the Great White Shark. Hopefully our ultimate guide to Great White [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:14:28+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide To Great White Sharks

Guest and Volunteer Experiences

One of the things we love, almost as much as sharks, is hearing from our guests and how they enjoyed their time spent with us and our False Bay sharks. We love to read their stories, reviews and tweets. We also spend time with our communities, and take in a number of job shadow applicants. We take these young people for an experience on the boat, we get them in the cage as well as take time with them, teaching the in’s and out’s of eco-tourism in the shark diving sector. Below, we have added three such short stories to [...]

By |2019-02-09T09:19:01+00:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Guest Experiences|Comments Off on Guest and Volunteer Experiences

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 |2019-03-07T12:54:37+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 found 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 |2019-02-20T19:40:21+00:00January 30th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Types of Sharks found in False Bay

From A Sharks Perspective

A different perspective…   “I can smell them. The seals. Tasty, tasty seals. I just have to wait for the right one to pass overhead. Da….Da! Da…Da! Da..Da! DaDaDaDaDa! ” Bam! I soar through the air…graceful like a dolphin. “No! Come back! I want to eat you…I’m hungry.”  In the background I hear a roar racing towards me. “Better move. Find another seal. I’m so hungry. Always hungry for seals.  The big white noisy thing has moved off. I think they are looking for me. Maybe I should show them how I catch seals. I hear that roar coming closer [...]

By |2019-02-04T15:41:18+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Interesting Articles, Sharks|Comments Off on From A Sharks Perspective

Broadnose Seven Gill Cow Shark Season

The Broadnose Sevengill cow shark… its all in the name. This is an astounding shark to dive with its primitive looking and calm slow movements. This shark can be seen in Cape Town in the shallows and in the stunning protected reefs in the Kelp forests along the Cape Peninsula marine reserve. The Sevengill Broadnose Cow Shark... as named has 7 Gill slits rather than the standard 5 Gill slits most shark species have. They have a large round body with broad wide nose and comb-shaped teeth. Growing up to 3,3 metres in length, much more friendly than its fellow [...]

By |2019-01-22T12:44:16+00:00October 9th, 2018|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Broadnose Seven Gill Cow Shark Season

What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 2

At the return of our shark season... in June, we welcomed some new faces, and were happy to welcome back some old favourites, but we did miss a number of our regular repeat visitors. I would love to tell you that they jumped and played, soaring through the air and doing all the things that have made False Bay famous for the “flying shark”, but this year, as mentioned before, was very different from previous years. Where we experienced breaching on almost every morning trip, and at least 2 or 3 predations, we were met with just a few breaches; [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:28:27+00:00September 27th, 2018|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 2

What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 1

Heading off to Seal Island, False Bay at dawn. Moon still up. Great White Shark Season. For a good couple weeks’ now I have been thinking about putting to words my thoughts and opinions regarding this years’ Great White Season, and I guess now is the moment I have chosen to do it. Great White Sharks at Seal Island. In False Bay, we are subject to a season, not like summer, winter, autumn or spring, but a season in which the Great White Sharks are at Seal Island, which is the only area that we offer the trips [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:31:09+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What’s Been Happening This Season … Part 1