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written by Phil Hayes

Posted on Friday, 1 July 2016

I cannot say enough good things about this company and the people who work for APEX.

I first contacted APEX almost a year ago to arrange a shark trip for my wife and ii on our honeymoon. I emailed the company and had a reply within hours of sending my first email. From that moment on I had great interaction with Karyn who helped organize a 5 day shark trip. Karyn kept me constantly updated with the shark activity around the island and was always happy to answer all of my questions. From the first interaction with APEX you don't feel like a customer but rather part of a close knit team.

When we arrived in Simons Town we popped into the office to introduce ourselves and were met by Renae and Bernie who both made us feel so welcome and part of the APEX family.

This continued with all the crew on board the boat. All of them had their own unique personalities and an abundance of knowledge which made them all infectious to be around.

The crew worked tirelessly to find the sharks and on all 5 days they managed to get shark to come to the boat. Often the APEX boat would anchor on the other side of seal island to the other shark companies and every single time APEX would find the sharks and sure enough the other companies would follow where APEX would anchor.

There was such an excitement on board our boat also and you can tell that even for the crew it is more than a job it’s a passion and they take great pride in what they do and love doing it.

We were also lucky enough to get to go out with Chris and Monique Fallows who were so down to earth and did everything possible to ensure all guests on the boat went away with the best memories.

All the crew including Chris and Monique were always happy to answer all questions and took pride in educating everyone not only about the beautiful great white sharks but all the wildlife that makes seal island such a special place.

It has been a dream of mine for my entire life to spend time with these amazing animals and sometimes when you dream of something for so long it can often not live up to the expectations but I can honestly say this far surpassed anything I could of ever dreamed of, and that is in part down to spending time with these beautiful animals but also because of the team at APEX who made you fell like part of the team.

On our first day out they allowed me to stay in the cage for over 2 hours so I could see my first great white and although it was cold it was well worth the wait, simply amazing.

I would like to personally thank Dave, Ryan, Dom, Kirsty, Bungani, Ounga, Renae, Bernie, Karyn, Chanele and obviously Chris and Monique. They have built an amazing company and are educating the public these beautiful animals.

Thanks again for memories that will live with me forever.

I cannot say enough good things about this company and the people who work for APEX.


Great White Shark Cage Diving, Seal Island - False Bay

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