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At Apex Shark Expeditions we want to improve people’s understanding of sharks. Our expertise and professionalism have allowed us to facilitate, and even host, many well-known shark documentaries over the years. These include: Discovery Channel’s Air Jaws 1 & 2; Ultimate Air Jaws; Air Jaws Apocalypse; Air Jaws: Fin of Fury, BBC Planet Earth’s Great White Shark segment and National Geographic’s JAWS – 25 Year Anniversary.

Mako Shark by Chris Fallows

In addition to being one of the world’s leading authorities on Great White Sharks, Chris is a professional wildlife photographer and his photographs have been published in media around the world.

Chris has delivered over 200 lectures to students and the world's most influential specialists alike. It is Chris’s belief that the only way people develop a love for, and a need to conserve wildlife, is through exposure to it. To this end Chris shares his images and experiences with his audiences, inspiring them to experience the wonders of nature for themselves. 

His book, 'Great White, The Majesty of Sharks', chronicles his journey as a shark enthusiast and has to date sold in excess of 25 000 copies.

For more information on shark tours offered by Apex Shark Expeditions, contact us today.

What makes apex shark expeditions special?

Our dedicated team love what they do. It’s their passion and expertise that makes each expedition a personal and highly rewarding one. Our approach to our Great White shark expeditions showcases both the sharks and the environment in which they live, offering guests a deeper understanding of these magnificent animals. The high rate of guests that return each year tells us that we’re doing it right.

Chris Fallows Apex Shark Expeditions Staff
Chris Fallows

Chris has worked with sharks since commercial shark cage diving began in South Africa in 1992. His passion and knowledge about these animals is second to none. He is a qualified commercial skipper, experienced tour guide, dive master and is level 3 first aid trained. In addition he is a well-known personality in marine wildlife documentary circles, having hosted and appeared in many to date. 

Monique Fallows Apex Shark Expeditions Staff
Monique Fallows

Monique has a host of experience working with Great White Sharks after co-founding Apex Shark Expeditions in 2000. She thrives on learning the unique personalities of the sharks that regularly visit Seal Island and sharing her experiences and knowledge with guests. Monique is a qualified skipper, registered tour guide, competent open water diver and is level 3 first aid trained.

Karyn Cooper Apex Shark Expeditions General Manager
Karyn Cooper

Karyn, the General Manager has been with Apex for 10 years.  Her portfolio includes marketing, product development and steering the company to greater heights.



Renee Barnard Apex Shark Expeditions Staff
Renee Barnard

Renee is the Office and Accounts Manager in our Simon’s Town shop. She is an absolute professional and goes out of her way to ensure that our guests feel welcome and settled. Renee often helps guests make the most of their Cape Town visit by recommending and booking other interesting activities. 

David Helfrich Apex Shark Expeditions Staff
David Helfrich

David brings with him over 10 years experience in our Cape waters. He previously worked in the Gansbaai shark cage diving industry for 3 years and has most recently being skippering fishing charters off shore of Cape Point. He has a love for Great White Sharks and all marine life as well as good knowledge of pelagic birds and other marine animals.

Bongani Makati Apex shark expeditions staff
Bongani Makati

Bongani has been with Apex for 3 years as a deckhand and shark handler. He is a registered White Shark Cage Diving guide and has passed his emergency first responder and fire fighting courses.

Bernie Ward Apex Shark Expeditions Staff
Bernie Ward

Bernie assists in the daily office duties. An avid nature-lover, she is very keen on conservation and her professional demeanour ensures that our guests are well taken care of.

Jeffrey Slater

Jeff joined the Apex crew in 2018 as a Marine Biologist on board White Pointer.

He obtained a Bachelors of Technology: Oceanography in 2015 and an Aquaculture course from Stellenbosch University in 2016.

Prior to joining Apex, Jeff worked as a Marine Scientific Observer for 5 years and has worked on several Marine Mammal programs.

Jeff’s passion is the Ocean and he conveys his knowledge with enthusiasm to all the guests that join our trips.

Lunga Makunga
Lunga Makunga

Lunga is in his fifth season which means he brings loads of experience with the Great Whites of False Bay. He has a sparkling upbeat personality and is a qualified Great White Shark Cage Diving guide and a First Aid Emergency responder. His big smile and his willingness to assist our guests in whichever way they need is truly impressive.

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R400 DISCOUNT for Cape Town Shark Cage Diving trips untill 20 December - enter code SUMMER155 when making your booking online PLUS book a transfer and get a 10 minute FREE visit to the African Penguins at Boulders.