10 Things you didn’t know about the Great White Shark

The magnificent Great White Shark Known as one of the ocean's greatest predators, the Great White Shark has grown to become quite a hit amongst travellers and tourists through Shark Cage Diving. If you are thinking about going shark cage diving then you will find the following facts about the Great White Shark quite interesting. The largest Great White Shark ever recorded was caught off Cojimar, Cuba and measured 6.4 m (21 feet) and roughly 3,312 kg (7,302 pounds). The average size of a Great White Shark is between 3.5 - 4.6 m. Although the Great White Shark [...]

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What is chumming?

Seal Island forms a natural chumline for the Great White Sharks in False Bay Chumming is a type of scent trail that that attracts fish, sharks, etc, to an area, or boat. It may be man made or natural. An example of a natural scent trail is a seal colony, bird colony, a dead whale or seal carcass even dead birds. An example of a man made scent trail would be for an example, fisherman using mashed up anchovies/pilchards with marine oil and salt water to attract fish and or small shark species to the boat in order [...]

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Rob Lawrence

Facts about Rob Lawrence and African Shark Eco-Charters African Shark Eco–Charters is the leading great white shark viewing and diving company in False Bay South Africa. African Shark Eco-Charters is owned by Rob Lawrence. Rob has been working with sharks on a daily basis since 1989 and has specialized in leading and operating shark expeditions and trips since 1996. African Shark Eco-Charters was the first successful Great White Shark eco-tourism operation at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Rob is one of the most experienced field persons involved in all areas of the Great White Shark cage diving and [...]

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Great White Sharks

Breaching Great White Sharks of False Bay, South Africa The Great White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) is the shark of all sharks. It is beautifully streamlined to slip through the water with minimum effort. Its enormous size, powerful jaws that can extend almost like an outreaching hand, rows of large triangular teeth, and jet-black eyes make it one of the most feared creatures on the planet. It is the ultimate super predator. Great White Sharks seem to be strongly visual predators and are the only fish known to spy-hop; lifting their heads out of the water, apparently to look [...]

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Predation of the Great White Shark

Natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals Predation of the Great White Shark Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Methods used in the study of the Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals As part of a larger study instigated by Rob Lawrence of [...]

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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 only [...]

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AIRJAWS

The "flying" Great Whites of False Bay - as seen on Airjaws 1 & 2 Airjaws 1 and 2 is the most successful shark show ever made by Discovery Channel, and it concentrates on the “flying” great white sharks of Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa. The boat it was filmed on was the ‘Blue Pointer”, operated by Rob Lawrence of African Shark Eco-Charters. According to Rodney Fox, Peter Benchley and Rocky Strong, as well as the whole National Geographic film crew who were out with us in 1999, they believe it to be the best place on the [...]

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What do sharks eat?

Cape Fur Seals form a main part of the Great White Shark's diet Thanks to the media and films like "Jaws" and Shark Tale", there seems to be the perception amongst the general public that humans form part of the staple diet of all sharks. This misconception is especially true for the Great White Shark, which has received the worst press as far as being blamed for human attacks goes. Despite this perception, nothing could be farther from the truth. Some studies have determined that Great White Sharks only attack if they are feeling threatened, wereas other studies [...]

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Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai – Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai - Cape Town Shark cage diving is a must-do. There are two shark area's. Gansbaai and Simon's Town. Gansbaai: During the Summer (October to end February ), it is the low- intermediate  season and we would recommend shark cage diving at Gansbaai instead of Simon's Town (Seal Island, False Bay). Reason being, is that  in False Bay the great white sharks move away from Seal Island  to the inshore area's. False Bay: During the Winter, high season, we would recommend booking with us in Simon's Town (Seal Island, False Bay). Shark cage diving - Gansbaai, Cape Town, ( 2hrs from [...]

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Being Shark Smart in the Water this Summer

With summer on its way and the Great White Sharks moving closer inshore, our shark cage diving season in False Bay has officially come to an end, and African Shark Eco-Charters thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone to keep shark smart in the water and to obey the Shark Spotter’s Flag Warning System. Considering the number of people who use the ocean on a daily basis, the actual number of attacks by Great White Sharks is extremely low. People are not the natural prey of the Great White Sharks. Everyone entering the ocean should do so at [...]

By | 2017-06-07T16:34:17+00:00 October 31st, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Being Shark Smart in the Water this Summer

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