The categories in this section covers guidance on flights, accommodation, car rental, restaurants, tours, etc and also highlights some of the wide range of activities available in Cape Town. We have been very careful to only include and promote reputable individuals and companies many of which we have had personal experience of. In most cases we can arrange, secure bookings or refer you to the local Cape Town company.
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|Shark Watching Expeditions Description
The facination of the Great White Shark is legendary. It is the Apex Predator of the world's oceans,as such it is revered, reviled, threatening and threatened.
Believe it or not over 100 million various types of shark are killed by man every year. They are hunted for teeth trophies and killed for shark fin soup, hence the fate of the Great White Shark is precariously balanced.
Recent high profile television documentaries have brought the plight of the Great White to the fore and equally high profile holiday programmes have promoted shark watching expeditions, in particular at Cape Town.
In fact now, the undisputed number one activity to do before you die is go cage diving with the Great White Shark !
For over 10 years now naturalist Chris Fallows and his wife Monique have promoted positive awareness of sharks worldwide. They have had pictures in National Geographic, Interviews on 60 mins and CNN,various documentaries on Discovery and the BBC. Also, the documentary Air Jaws 1 & Air Jaws 2 were seen by over 500 million people and DVD's are now available.
Chris and Monique are only a small handful of people allowed to watch and monitor the Great White around the famous Seal Island in False Bay.
So, if you have a real passion to get closer to these magnificent creatures, or you want that ultimate thrill of the cage dive, then look no further
For full information,pictures,editorials etc, please visit - www.apexpredators.com
WE CAN MAKE ANY INITIAL BOOKINGS HERE FOR YOU.
THINGS TO NOTE-
1-Sharks are seasonal-:
Great White - Mid April to Mid September.
Trips are in False Bay.
Pelagic Sharks ( Mako & Blue ) - November to May.
Trips are 15 to 30 km's offshore
2- Cage Diving -: You can snorkel in the cage which is attached to the boat or if you want to scuba dive in the cage you must have an Open Water One Dive Qualification. At anytime the water is very cold and a dive suit is necessary.
3 - Age Restriction -: No person under the age of 10 years is allowed.
4- Booking -: Either via ourselves or on the contact page on the Apex Predator website.
5 - Remember -: In our winter months ( June, July, August & even Sept ) take appropiate warm & weatherproof clothes. In our summer months take sunblock ! Always take your camera, sungalsses and binoculars if you have some.
NEW ------- SAVE OUR SEAS SHARK CENTRE AT KALK BAY
28, Main Road, Kalk Bay, ( on the right hand side going towards Simonstown )
Great education and lecture centre
For further information please visit www.rethinktheshark.com
SHARK TRACKING WEBSITE Ocearch shark research has tagged and is tracking many sharks around the coasts of South Africa. To view this interesting research please visit http://sharks-ocearch.verite.com/
SHARK SPOTTERS IN CAPE TOWN For further information about shark spotters and the FLAG SYSTEM around Cape Town waters,
Please click on --sharkspotters.org.za
NEW ===NEW===NEW===SHARK SPOTTERS APP
The Shark Spotters app is unique mobile application which conveniently provides water users with current and accurate shark safety information on their smartphones so they can make informed decisions about shark risks, even before arriving at the beach. The app gives users access to real-time information, allowing the Shark Spotters to render a more efficient and effective service to the community.
DOWNLOAD FOR FREE FROM YOUR PLAYSTORE
From mid August through to December Whale watching boat trips are available with Apex Predators.For a close up and personal trip with whales please call Dave Hurwitz on cell 0027(0) 83 257 7760.
For further information on Whale watching (Land & Boat based ) and the "Whale Capital" Hermanus please click on the Whale Watching sub category.