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Cage diving with a great white shark off Seal Island in False Bay.

General NewsPosted on: Sunday, 12 June 2016

My First Day at Sea

written by Dominic Canty

With Simons Town still sleeping beneath the wash of moonlight, myself and the crew guided the last of the guests onto White Pointer 2, untied her ropes then eased away from the harbour jetty. Our destination: Seal Island, the 800 x 50 meter island...

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A Mako and blue shark off Cape Point.

Shark BytesPosted on: Tuesday, 7 June 2016

May 2016 Shark Bytes

written by Monique Fallows

Ill quickly get the most anticipated question out of the way firststill no sign of the Great White sharks at Seal Island. This past May has been incredibly trying from that point of view but we have by no means been idle so I do have a few excitin...

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A Sperm Whale off Cape Point, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Tuesday, 31 May 2016

The White Whale

written by Chris Fallows

Blooooooows.! Came the cry from the crows nest as the warm bushy spout of the surfacing cachalot gave the great Sperm whales presence away. The year was 1819 and the gold rush of the time was not for a shiny metal, but for very refined oil; that ...

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General NewsPosted on: Thursday, 19 May 2016

Deep Blue

written by Jimi Partington

The footage of an enormous Great White shark circling divers in a cage at Guadalupe Island was posted in 2015 and has since gone viral. In a matter of just 24 hours, the huge shark named Deep Blue had become one of the most talked about White shar...

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A school of Common dolphins in False Bay.

Shark BytesPosted on: Tuesday, 10 May 2016

April 2016 Shark Bytes

written by Monique Fallows

Im afraid the Great White shark news this month is short but extremely unsweet as our Seal Island sharks have been missing in action for the last 3 weeks. We have however not been idle and had a very exciting Orca sighting in False Bay and anothe...

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Orca in False Bay, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Friday, 6 May 2016

False Bay Orca Sighting

written by Monique Fallows

14 April 2016 Since April 2009 Chris I have been extremely fortunate to encounter Orcas in False Bay on 17 occasions, as well as witnessing the Orcas hunt Common dolphins a total of 23 times. Many of the sightings have been in the mid-April t...

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Pilot Whales off Cape Point, Cape Town.

General NewsPosted on: Wednesday, 4 May 2016

Buckle Up; The Pilots are Coming

written by Chris Fallows

Sitting waiting for sharks 70km off the South western tip of Africa is a normal day in our office; our sanctuary away from the hum drum of everyday life. It is in this area that a series of deep water canyons create good upwelling conditions that ...

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False Bay South Africa

Trip ReportsPosted on: Monday, 25 April 2016

Marine Photographic Expedition South Africa

written by Monique Fallows

False Bay South Africa During our early autumn months False Bay is normally alive with wildlife activity and as such a whole host of marine predators, and prey, can be sighted. Together with Pangolin Safaris and photographic and wildlife guide...

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A Great White shark around Seal Island, False Bay.

Shark BytesPosted on: Tuesday, 5 April 2016

March 2016 Shark Bytes

written by Monique Fallows

A fresh chill and a nip in the air is suddenly now a part of early mornings in Cape Town signalling the arrival of autumn and for the first time in many months long pants and weather proof jackets are required! Im far more of a summer person but ...

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A Mako shark off Cape Point

General NewsPosted on: Tuesday, 29 March 2016

Shark Hotspots Overlapping Fishing Locations

written by Neil Hammerschlag

Shark Hotspots Overlap with Commercial Fishing Locations A new study from an international team of scientists found commercial fishing vessels target shark hotspots, areas where sharks tend to congregate, in the North Atlantic. The researchers sug...

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