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 |2019-02-06T11:58:04+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

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

Great White Shark Trivia

“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 |2018-11-29T09:26:32+00:00October 1st, 2018|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Shark Trivia

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

A False Bay Dive

False Bay Map Diving in the deep blue sea... few can understand the tranquillity; the calm that the water brings when you fin through the ocean and marveling at its nature. So much of the ocean has yet to be discovered, much of it is in places humans are unable to reach. Driving to Simon’s Town along the False Bay coastal road, you’ll have passed the wreck of the SS Clan Stuart on your left. Her engine block protrudes from the water at low tide, and only the highest spring tides come close to covering it. The steamer [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:37:17+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on A False Bay Dive

WATER

Earth as it stands is the only planet in our solar system recorded to have water, it is naïve to believe that we are the only planet that has water because we haven’t explored the outer space. So let’s see what having water has done for our planet… The molecule composition for water is 2 hydrogen atoms and 1 oxygen atom, because of their polarity, water molecules happily attract each other. The plus end of one—a hydrogen atom—associates with the minus end of another—an oxygen atom. These attractions are an example of hydrogen bonds, weak interactions that form between a hydrogen [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:38:57+00:00September 17th, 2018|Categories: Water|Comments Off on WATER