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.

My Shark Cage Dive Adventure…Part one

My Shark Cage Dive Adventure…Part one It was all very last minute, by 17h00 the day before we took the two last available spots on the boat! This was an unexpected and pleasant surprise, with the fact that there is very seldom space available so close to a dive, but there had been a last minute cancellation. The excitement was pliable; my husband was like a little boy on Christmas Eve! He went on a shopping spree, gearing himself up to “look the part” with shark t-shirts, motion sickness tablets and underwater cameras! He wanted to set the alarm for [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on My Shark Cage Dive Adventure…Part one

Our Seas are alive with sharks

Our Seas Are Alive with Sharks! The past few days the Great White Shark activity around Seal Island, False Bay has been steadily increasing as we approach our high-season (April-September). We have had up to 6 different Great White Sharks around our boat in one single morning, hanging around long enough to give our guests the best viewing opportunity possible! Our experienced skipper, Rob Laurence decided to tow our Shark Decoy on our way back to Simonstown Harbour, after an excellent day of Shark Sightings and to all of our surprise we had a Great White Shark Surface Breach right [...]

By | 2016-03-15T13:15:28+00:00 March 9th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Our Seas are alive with sharks

Allow me to introduce you to the Zebra Bullhead Shark…

Allow me to introduce you to the Zebra Bullhead Shark… I thought in keeping with the last introduction; “The Crested Bullhead Shark” (please hyperlink my previous blog) I would introduce another in the bullhead shark family, the Zebra Bullhead Shark. This little fella is a common, but not too well known member of the eight living species of this family. He too is a small, not typical shark looking fella with an ungainly body that appears to wiggle as opposed to swim, in the shallow waters of the Western Pacific and Indian Oceans as well as East Asia (+/- 50 [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Allow me to introduce you to the Zebra Bullhead Shark…

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 | 2016-03-15T12:52:21+00:00 February 10th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Common Dolphins and Great White Sharks

The Thresher Shark

The The Thresher Shark This incredible ‘little’ shark is quite extraordinary. What makes it unique is the evolution of its tail fin, into a killing machine. We are extremely blessed to have sighted one on one of our trips out with African Shark Eco-Charter’s this season. Following on from the last blog, False Bay offers an arrThe Thresher Shark This incredible ‘little’ shark is quite extraordinary. What makes it unique is the evolution of its tail fin, into a killing machine. We are extremely blessed to have sighted one on one of our trips out with African Shark Eco-Charter’s this [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 February 9th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The Thresher Shark

The Thresher Shark

The Thresher Shark This incredible ‘little’ shark is quite extraordinary. What makes it unique is the evolution of its tail fin, into a killing machine. We are extremely blessed to have sighted one on one of our trips out with African Shark Eco-Charter’s this season. Following on from the last blog, False Bay offers an array of shark life, and included in this list is the Thresher. This Shark is also known as the Fox Shark, obviously due to its over-sized tail fin (Caudal Fin), which actually usually grows up to the entire length of the Sharks body! Typically there [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 November 27th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The Thresher Shark

Sharks of False Bay

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 species found and spotted over the years in [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 November 15th, 2015|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Sharks of False Bay

Sharks help Reduce Global Warning

Sharks help Reduce Global Warning Wishful thinking? No, not all according to Australian Scientists. Many sea creatures and sea turtles eat carbon-rich sea grasses, so when the sharks eat these creatures – they are not only getting an energy supply for themselves, but helping global warming too. Who said sharks cant multi-task! This just goes to show just how spectacular these creatures are, not that we didn’t already know this, but this is more confirmation how important sharks are to the environment and well-being of our planet. A study was conducted after a shark culling programme was carried out in [...]

By | 2016-02-09T14:04:34+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Sharks help Reduce Global Warning

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 | 2016-02-09T14:00:22+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Breaching Great White Sharks

Blessings with Orca’s In False Bay

The Orca! Killer Whale – Orcinus orca Over the last few years we have been blessed with Orca Pods arriving in False Bay, hunting dolphins and other larger marine fish and mammals. This fantastic spectacle has attracted the likes of photographers and wildlife lover’s world-wide. We were privileged enough to be able to view and follow them on one of our Shark Cage Diving trips this year, at African Shark Eco-Charters. What makes the Orca such an incredible creature is their unique adaption to its environment, and unbelievable intelligence, making them the finest predators in the Ocean. The Orca, or [...]

By | 2016-02-09T13:54:53+00:00 November 6th, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Blessings with Orca’s In False Bay