Why Great White Sharks are not seen in captivity

Great White Sharks and captivity. ........It is sadly human nature to try and confine our wildlife, whether marine or land. Maybe this is driven by a deep desire to feel powerful or maybe it’s the human races’ ability at cruelty that drives it; whatever it is, it is a very real fact. Some of us will remember when bears, lions, tigers and even elephants were a regular in circus’ the world over, so why would we stop there? If we could confine and subdue the King of the animal kingdom, why not do the same with the Apex predator of [...]

By |2018-11-30T09:58:54+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Why Great White Sharks are not seen in captivity

The dwindling number of Great White Sharks

Let’s Talk About It…The dwindling number of Great White Sharks I have taken the liberty of using Scott Dunlop’s notes to bring this incredibly sad and shocking truth to you all today, and hope you will please read it and stand together with us in improving these frightful numbers. Thank you to Scott Dunlop for this information and for bringing it to our attention, it is now our duty to take it to the world! South Africa’s great white sharks heading for extinction Only 353 to 522 great white sharks left in South African waters The magnificent great white shark [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:28:09+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on The dwindling number of Great White Sharks

The return of the Great White Sharks

Let’s Talk About It…Their Return The return of the great white sharks to False Bay In False Bay, it’s been a very long and painful stretch; an 8 week and 6 day stretch to be exact. But now, and I say this with cautious optimism; “they are back!” Our sharks seem to have returned to our Island, bringing with them, a couple juveniles, 2 meter juveniles, that jump and hunt with inexperienced skill, and as yet a little on the cautious side, not too sure of our boats. But then there is the lovely lady; a 3.5 meter girl, with [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:33:21+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The return of the Great White Sharks

Common Dolphins and Great White Sharks

Common Dolphins and Great White Sharks on our False Bay, Seal Island trips. The past few trips to Seal Island have been nothing but spectacular! On our way to the Island this morning we were lucky enough to come across a pod of Common Dolphins, which appeared to be in a feeding frenzy not too far from the island itself. We just knew from then that it was going to be a day to remember! After the guests had finished taking pictures and enjoying the beauty of these incredible animals in their natural environment, we proceeded towards the north side [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:39:26+00:00February 10th, 2016|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Common Dolphins and Great White Sharks

Breaching Great White Sharks

Breaching Great White Breaching is a once in a lifetime, must see experience. It is just simply amazing to see a creature, King of the waters, if you will, leaping out of the ocean and gliding through the sky as it catches its prey. The energy and power needed to be able to launch out the water is just incredible. Breaching is the natural hunting method the Great White uses to catch prey. Breaching season in the False bay area starts in May and we are very lucky to be able to offer our AirJaws trip. The AirJaws trip not [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:41:11+00:00November 6th, 2015|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Breaching Great White Sharks

Best places to see Great White Sharks

Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa is the best place to see the breaching Great White Shark The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks and has been sighted in almost every region of the globe from cold seas to the tropics, and from coastal to oceanic seas. They are mainly found between the latitudes of 60° North and 60° South, in waters ranging in temperature between 14° C and 24° C. Research has shown that Great White Sharks do not remain long in any particular place, and instead will [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:02:34+00:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Best places to see Great White Sharks

Predatory strategies of Great White Sharks at Seal Island

Great Whites will often target lone Cape Fur Seals during predatory events. From direct observation and data collected, hunting White Sharks apparently: stalk surface-swimming Cape Fur Seals from near the bottom, probably relying on camouflage afforded by the murky water and the dark, rocky bottom against which their dark dorsal surfaces render the predators all but or wholly invisible. Direct observation indicated that Great White Sharks at Seal Island were very difficult or impossible to detect visually below a depth of about 2.5 metres, and that all recorded attacks took place in water at least 6 metres deep. [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:50+00:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Predatory strategies of Great White Sharks at Seal Island

Why do Great White Sharks move inshore?

Why do Great White Sharks move inshore? The Great White Sharks’ inshore movement starts to be seen as spring time arrives in Cape Town. As the sea temperatures begin to warm up False Bay, and the wind patterns start to change from a North Westerly to a South Easterly wind , the bay's see's an abundant of sea life coming in. Waters are  churned up by the SE wind, and with the increase of the water temperature it often results in  brown blooms of microscopic algae (Annaulus algae) turning the water brown very murky. The brown colour of the water can [...]

By |2015-05-26T13:33:23+00:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Why do Great White Sharks move inshore?

Great White Sharks are amazing animals

Tuesday mornings trip gave us an unforgettable moment for a full boat load of guests (and me!). The great white sharks had been very chilled out all morning, we thought due to the calm water, and we had seen no breaches. The last part of the trip was doing a slow drive past Seal Island to get a close view of the seal breeding colony. So at the far end of the island Rob kciks the engines to full steam to get us back to Simonstown harbour. At this exact second, a very young (Around 2 metres) great white shark [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:08:36+00:00June 25th, 2014|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Sharks are amazing animals

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 |2018-11-23T08:10:17+00:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Sharks On Fire At Seal Island

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