Fun Great White Facts

Common names: Great White Shark, Great White, White Shark, White Pointer. Family: Lamnidae Scientific name: Carcharodon carcharias Size: Great White Sharks can reach up to 7.3 m in length (as per the largest White Shark ever caught on camera in Guadeloupe) and weigh up to 2.5 tons. The males reach sexual maturity between 3.5 and 4.1 m, and the females at a much larger size of 4 and 5 m. Coloration: The dorsal surface ranges from dark grey to light brown, while the underside is white. Range/Distribution: The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks and has been sighted in [...]

By |2018-11-23T09:42:44+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Fun Great White Facts

False Bay’s Ocean Critters

False bay is a body of water defined by Cape Hangklip derived from the Dutch for Hanging-rock and the Cape Peninsula in the extreme south-west of South Africa, False Bay is enclosed by mountainous terrain and urban structure. Seal Island - The main breeding site of Cape Fur Seals. There is a small island in the bay called Seal Island, which is one of the main breeding sites for the Cape fur seal. The seals attract many great white sharks and some of the biggest sharks ever seen have been spotted in these waters. These sharks are famous for the [...]

By |2018-11-29T10:11:44+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on False Bay’s Ocean Critters

The Ideal Shark Trip

The Start Of The Ideal Shark Cage Dive. Arrival at the pier at 06h40, on a cool but not uncomfortable morning. The glow of a promised sunrise peaking over the mountain tops, and a group of happy, fun and friendly guests joining you on The Blue Pointer. Everyone on time, disclaimers signed, briefing given and the trip is underway. Anticipation of the adventure ahead, grows as the island looms closer in the slow rising of the most dramatic sunrise, with reds, oranges and yellows streaking the purple sky. Bioluminescence clearly visible leaving a trail in the wake of the engines, [...]

By |2018-11-29T10:48:00+00:00July 12th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on The Ideal Shark Trip

The Seven Gill Cow Shark

Let’s Talk About It – The Seven Gill Cow Shark I decided to talk about the Sevengill Cow Shark this week, because against all that is “normal” we have been visited by these pre-historic looking, gentle sharks at Seal Island lately in the absence of our glorious Great Whites. Not to say that it hasn’t been wonderful, it’s just been different, as Cow Sharks tend to spend most of their time in deeper waters and kelp forests, only coming into shallower waters, it is believed, to breed. Oh, and this is not really a "cow shark" ... this is ...   [...]

By |2018-11-29T11:02:18+00:00May 25th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on The Seven Gill Cow Shark

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 |2019-01-09T07:06:34+00:00March 8th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Why Great White Sharks are not seen in captivity

Seven Gilled Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

Seven Gilled Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town WE ARE NOW SHARK CAGE DIVING WITH THE SEVEN GILLED COW SHARKS. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY FOR SHARK DIVING WITH THE COW SHARKS AT SEAL ISLAND, FALSE BAY These rarely seen sharks are extremely special. There is nowhere else in the world where they can be so easily accessed as in False Bay. They are found in between the shallow kelp forests in Marine Protected reef areas and now seen at Seal Island in False Bay. Cow Sharks will readily approach divers to get a closer look which means [...]

By |2018-11-21T10:47:19+00:00February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Seven Gilled Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

10 Day Great White Shark Tours

10 Day Great White Shark Tours The 10 day shark trip is for the serious photographers and film makers, or those who have a passion for the Great White Shark and just want to spend time getting to know and understand them. On these trips you will get to recognize the sharks, and perhaps even get to name one! Don’t just dream of taking awesome shark pictures…..do it! Wake up every day knowing you are going to spend another day with the great white sharks in their natural habitat. Jubilee June A Jubilee is a time [...]

By |2018-07-04T08:46:00+00:00February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 10 Day Great White Shark Tours

5 Day Great White Shark Trip

Five day Shark trip Over the years we have found our 5 day shark trip to be an incredibly popular package, especially among photographers and Great White enthusiasts, and for those guests who don’t have the opportunity for a full 10 days. Spend 5 days focusing on observing the unique Great White Shark "AIRJAWS" breaching and natural hunting behaviour on cape fur seals. Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most inherently fascinating. But predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to [...]

By |2018-03-06T04:40:40+00:00February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Day Great White Shark Trip

Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip - Simon's Town During our afternoon shark cage diving trip you will be able to see the Sharks from a point blank range and the best part is that this trip revolve around shark cage diving. No diving experience is necessary. We do offer shark diving ALL year around. Shark species can include Sevengill Broadnose cow sharks, Great white sharks and the odd Bronzie or Copper Shark. (Mako Sharks & Blue sharks on Pelagic Trips). Shark Cage Diving is one of the main reasons that people come to Cape [...]

By |2019-02-04T07:54:32+00:00February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

“AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town

“AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town What is AIRJAWS Shark Breaching? Shark Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They breach with such force and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water. The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain area’s around the island and only for a few months of the year. Shark Breaching is one of the main reasons that people come to Cape Town. And shark breaching is [...]

By |2018-11-19T10:09:10+00:00February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on “AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town

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