Shark Explorers Ltd.

62st Georges street, 7995 Simon's Town
South Africa

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  • 08.02  Services (Diving)

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Product category: Services (Diving)

White sharks

FALSE BAY WHITE SHARK ADVENTURES

False Bay is a mere 30min drive from Cape Town international airport and a white shark hotspot. Great White sharks (Carcharodon carcharias), are probably the most charismatic and popular of the shark species. However, much of what is seen on TV or read is about them is not based on reality. These sharks are awesome. Nothing compares to seeing a white shark for the first time and all preconceived ideas are crushed with the first viewing.

You don’t even have to climb in the cage to get a good view as many of the sharks swim at the surface and some even pop their heads out to have a look at you.  Join Shark Explorers as we head out before dawn to witness the raw power of nature epitomized by a Great White Shark launching itself out of the water to catch its Seal prey. These attacks can last for minutes at a time and the sharks have a 50% success rate at catching their prey. After experiencing this breathtaking interaction, we lower a cage in the water and you can have the opportunity of viewing these spectacular predators in their natural environment.

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Product category: Services (Diving)

Blue and Mako Sharks

Join Shark Explorers on this adventurous dive with the Pelagic sharks of the open ocean. Blue and mako sharks are arguably two of the most beautiful shark species with colours of blue and silver that stretch beyond your imagination. Dive in to the warm, blue water and experience these awesome sharks of “the deep”. Schools of yellow and longfin tuna together with sightings of pelagic birds, like albatross, round off this amazing experience. This is another world which every ocean enthusiast should experience at least once in their lifetime.

Blue sharks (Prionace glauca) are cobalt blue in colour, magnificently streamlined and can reach lengths of 3.5 meters. They feed on a variety of schooling fish and squid. They have large well-developed eyes that are suitable for surface or deep-water situations. Shortfin mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus) are silver and bluish in colour and are more robustly built than the blues reaching lengths of over 4 meters and 1500 pounds. Mako’s are the fastest shark around and rely on their incredible speed to prey on tunas, swordfish and other sharks.

Blue and Mako sharks are listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. They are reported to be among the most heavily fished sharks in the world mainly as result of bycatch in the tuna and swordfish fisheries. However, significant demand for shark fin soup has led to them being increasingly targeted in pelagic shark fisheries. Confounding the problem is the wide range of these sharks and the lack of monitoring, enforcement and collaboration among range countries.

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Product category: Services (Diving)

Sardine Run Ocean Safari

The greatest shoal on earth! I can only describe it as the best natural event I have ever witnessed, and I have witnessed some pretty amazing things underwater. It happens when a band of cold water gets pushed up the coast by changing weather patterns. This band funnels massive shoals of sardines up the East coast of South Africa towards hungry predators waiting.

The action normally starts around Port Elizabeth and East London before reaching the Wild Coast. Port st Johns is located on the hot spot of this migration route. Common Dolphins, Bottle nose Dolphins, Cape Gannots, Brudus whales, Humpback whales, Dusky sharks, Copper sharks, Bull sharks, Black tip sharks, Ragged tooth sharks, Cape fur seals, even Sail fish can be seen in this area at this time.

Our main goal is to find baitballs, but it does not go off everyday. On slow baitball days, we still encounter dolphins, Humpback whales and sharks. This makes it the ultimate Ocean Safari. The run is unpredictable, weather is unpredictable – but the payoff is very rewarding.

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About us

Company details

Southern Africa is a shark hotspot with one of the most biodiverse shark faunas in the world. Shark Explorers offers customised shark diving expeditions which take you directly to the sharks of Southern Africa. We will make sure you are in the right place at the right time for the best chance of diving with your shark of choice.

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