About Rob Lawrence

Shark expert Rob Lawrence, together with his wife Karen and their dedicated team in Simon’s Town, Cape Town. Rob, also known as shark legend Rob or Captain Rob has been working with great white sharks for the last 20 years and has dedicated his life to the great white shark.

Top 10 things to do in Simons Town part two

So we’ve cancelled your shark cage diving trip-what now? You made your online booking weeks ago, told everyone including your nosey co-worker of your upcoming Afri-venture, got on a long car or plane ride to Cape Town, and the day of your cage dive is finally here! Except -we just cancelled the trip cause of rough sea conditions or bad weather and what’s worse-you are already on your way to Simons Town! What to do now? In the last blog we offered 5 of 10 things to do when in Simons Town, here are the other 5… KAYAK OR CANOE [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:12:35+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Top 10 things to do in Simons Town part two

Things to do in Simons Town

Top 10 things to do in Simons Town if your shark cage diving trip gets cancelled You made your online booking weeks ago, told everyone including your nosey co-worker of your upcoming Afri-venture, got on a long car or plane ride to Cape Town, and the day of your cage dive is finally here! Except -we just cancelled the trip cause of rough sea conditions or bad weather and what’s worse-you are already on your way to Simons Town! What to do now? While it is a quaint seaside village at the tail end of the southern cape peninsula, Simons [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:17:44+00:00August 16th, 2016|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Things to do in Simons Town

Lets talk about the shark “DEEP BLUE”

Let’s Talk About Deep Blue, the biggest Great White Shark captured on camera In the “shark community” as it were, the name “Deep Blue” is spoken in equal measures of excitement and awe! And when you understand that she is the biggest Great White Shark ever caught on film, measuring over 23 feet in length (7+ meters) with a girth just as impressive, you too will gasp in amazement, if you haven’t already! There have been other sharks also filmed of great size, but nothing quite as big as Deep Blue. She has, as of yet, only been filmed off [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:22:18+00:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Lets talk about the shark “DEEP BLUE”

Vulnerable White Shark population

White shark population in South Africa are more vulnerable than previously thought Sources- Eye Witness News and The Business Standard A six year University of Stellenbosch study has found that the white shark population in South Africa continues to decline despite conservation efforts. The story which was published by ewn.co.za last month says, “The latest study on great white sharks in South Africa has revealed about two-thirds of the population has been wiped out. Humans are the main culprits, thanks to shark nets, baited hooks, poaching and pollution. Of the remaining sharks, there is a drastically declining genetic variation among [...]

By |2018-11-22T09:04:59+00:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: Interesting Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Vulnerable White Shark population

The shark-iest reason to visit Cape Town

The shark-iest reason you will want to visit Cape Town in winter According to South African tourism statistics, if you are reading this you are possibly doing so from North America, Europe, Australia, India, China or Namibia and that getting out to sea, one way or the other, is on your list of things to do while on vacation in Cape Town. Locals will tell you that there is always something to do here and they’re not wrong yet despite this, visitor numbers take a hard dive in winter. It seems even the Mother City is not immune to seasonality. [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:25:11+00:00August 12th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|Comments Off on The shark-iest reason to visit Cape Town

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

Our Great White Shark friends are back!

It's safe to say our Great White Shark friends are back! We have been lucky enough to run back to back Great White Shark trips to Seal Island for the past few weeks. The AM trips have been a real once in a life time experience for our guests with numerous full natural predations, scavenging behavior and predations on our decoy! With a breath taking sunrise almost every morning sets for a photographers dream, giving guests the best possible lighting/background False Bay has to offer! On average we have been having 3-6 different Great White Sharks around our boat on [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:36:53+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Our Great White Shark friends are back!

Are you team shark or team seal?

Great White Shark with seal decoy Are you team shark or team seal? What does that mean and what difference does it make? First one needs to understand why the division is suggested in the first place. While many sharks eat other sharks, a variety of fish and other marine life, the abundant seal pup population in areas around the world, False Bay included, have made seals the default meal. Over-fishing and fining of smaller sharks and other fish that the Great Whites prey on exacerbates the situation for the seals. Fun Fact: Did you know about 12,000 seal [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:32:16+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Are you team shark or team seal?

when the sharks don’t come to the party

Let’s Talk About it…What happens when the sharks don’t come to the party   One of the many things we here at African Shark Eco-Charters pride ourselves in, is our business ethic and customer service. As a result of this, even though we are not in control of nature, whether it’s sea and weather conditions, or the sharks activity on any given day, we have put safe guards in place to ensure that you, our valued guest, gets to experience the amazing Great White Shark in its natural environment. The first thing is; we will not take payment (unless it’s [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:32:36+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on when the sharks don’t come to the party

The sharks are back in Town

With back to back morning and afternoon trips to Seal Island, it's safe to say our Great White Shark friends are back! On average we have been having 3-6 different Great White Sharks around our boat on a Dive Trip and even more number of predations in the am trips. It was great to see some return Great White Sharks from the previous seasons (which we've named individually according to distinct markings) and some new ones too. Today, Wednesday 13th July 2016 we were greeted by our biggest Great White Shark of the season, which was estimated to be around [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:32:52+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The sharks are back in Town