Lets talk about the Dogfish Shark

Let’s talk about the Dogfish Shark… It’s an underwater dog…no it isn’t… Despite the name and silly picture; (not real), this shark looks nothing like a dog, well not any regular dogs I know anyway!   The dogfish shark is believed to be the most prolific shark is existences today, strange that, seeing as I bet very few people even know this shark exists, despite it having many different names like, piked dogfish, skittledog, codshark, spotted dogfish throndog and white spotted dogfish. Why the name spiny dogfish shark, is anyone’s guess, other than the dorsal fin that has spines, there [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 April 8th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Lets talk about the Dogfish Shark

Let’s Talk About The Great White Shark…part one

Let’s Talk About The Great White Shark…part one I know so much has already been said about the Great White Shark and yet not enough is known! I want to talk a little about the myths surrounding them in this blog, if you will indulge me? Most people think of movies of the likes of Jaws and Open Water, when they hear the word “shark” or even worse “Great White Shark”, but these are unfair portrayals of these magnificent and little known animals! The bloodthirsty image as shown in these movies, are the overactive imaginings of the directors in order [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About The Great White Shark…part one

My Shark Cage Dive Adventure…Part two

My Shark Cage Dive Adventure…Part two We were joined on the top look out deck by a young lady and her aunt, whom we later found out, was the “fun” aunt the one that went along on all the 16 year olds adrenaline fuelled adventures! My hubby was telling anyone who would listen that he was “the king of the world” while holding onto the safety rails with a firm grip. The trip to Seal Island took us about 30 uneventful minutes, which when in the middle of the ocean, is the way you want it, uneventful. If given time [...]

By | 2017-12-10T06:19:36+00:00 March 14th, 2016|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on My Shark Cage Dive Adventure…Part two

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 [...]

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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 [...]

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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 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