quick enquiry sent

from the blog

Documentaries

Apex Hosts Cronulla Sharks & Andrew Ettinshausen

written by Monique Fallows

Apex Shark Expeditions and the Cronulla Sharks and Andrew Ettinshausen in False Bay, Cape Town.

Posted on Friday, 28 February 2014

The Australian Rugby League team, The Cronulla Sharks have come up with a uniquely sharky idea to promote their team this season and employed the help of Apex and the Seal Island Great white sharks!

The fun idea was to film legendary captain Andrew Ettinshausen and Stuart Raper “feeding” the rival teams, or rather our famous seal shaped decoys dressed in opposition club jerseys, to the sharks.

 

Poenas was tasked with making the seal decoys and 15 decoy size jerseys were brought over from Australia and then attached to each decoy.

 

We had a total of 9 sharks on our first trip and 6 sharks the second trip. And,,, all the decoys got a nudge, a bump or a bite at some stage making the campaign a great success.

The decoys are made of soft carpet so it was completely safe for the sharks to grab them if they were curious enough to do so. And grab them they did… !

We had prepped the crew that it was early season and shark sightings could not be guaranteed but fortunately the sharks turned out for their namesake.

We had a total of 9 sharks on our first trip and 6 sharks the second trip. And,,, all the decoys got a nudge, a bump or a bite at some stage making the campaign a great success.

We had a great time working with the team. It was a lot of fun hearing their humorous lines regarding the other teams and at the same time it was amazing to see how much they appreciated seeing the sharks. Everyone was truly in awe of them and I know that they all leave as great shark ambassadors, even finding a spot to film an anti-shark cull poster as part of the piece.

GO THE SHARKS !!

(No decoys were actually eaten, as per normal they were rejected as soon as the sharks realised they were not the real thing!)

 

 

Tags:

Great White Shark, Cronulla Sharks, Andrew Ettinshausen

Have your say