Sharks in Cape Town

Quite a variety of shark species are found in the waters around Cape Town, South Africa - great white sharks, shysharks, sevengill cowsharks, catsharks... Here are some beautiful examples.
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Murray and Monwa discuss the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek Beach, Cape Town

Murray and Monwa discuss the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach. The net is a barrier rather than a gill net, and does not entangle or kill marine life.

Murray dives down to check out the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach

One Tuesday in early December, Tony escorted some members of the media - Murray Williams of the Cape Argus, and Bruce Hong of Cape Talk radio, on a dive along the inside of the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach.

The shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek, with a hand for scale

The shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach, with a hand for scale

The shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach, viewed from underwater

One Tuesday in early December, Tony escorted some members of the media - Murray Williams of the Cape Argus, and Bruce Hong of Cape Talk radio, on a dive along the inside of the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach.

Over-under view of the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach

Over-under view of the exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach. The net is designed as a highly visible underwater barrier, and does not trap sea life. It is removed at the end of each day and replaced in the morning, conditions permitting.

The shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach, with a hand for scale

One Tuesday in early December, Tony escorted some members of the media - Murray Williams of the Cape Argus, and Bruce Hong of Cape Talk radio, on a dive along the inside of the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach.

Murray and Monwa discuss the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach. The net is a barrier rather than a gill net, and does not entangle or kill marine life.

One Tuesday in early December, Tony escorted some members of the media - Murray Williams of the Cape Argus, and Bruce Hong of Cape Talk radio, on a dive along the inside of the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach.

Over-under view of the exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach. The net is designed as a highly visible underwater barrier, and does not trap sea life. It is removed at the end of each day and replaced in the morning, conditions permitting.

One Tuesday in early December, Tony escorted some members of the media - Murray Williams of the Cape Argus, and Bruce Hong of Cape Talk radio, on a dive along the inside of the shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach.

Exploring: The shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach

The shark exclusion net at Fish Hoek beach, viewed from underwater

Blue sharks off Cape Point

Pelagic diving with blue sharks and a longfin tuna at the tuna grounds off Cape Point. For more information on scuba diving in Cape Town, visit www.

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