Sharks in Cape Town

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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. The net is a barrier rather than a gill net, and does not entangle or kill marine life. Great White Shark, Marine Life, Sharks, Cape Town, Exploring, Fish, Beach, Shark, The Beach

Exploring: 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.

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. Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Diving, Exploring, Whale, Africa, Fish, Beach

Exploring: 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.

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. Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Exploring, Scale, Fish, Beach, Weighing Scale, Shark

Exploring: 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 beach, viewed from underwater Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Underwater, Exploring, Fish, Beach, Shark, The Beach

Exploring: 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.

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. Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Underwater, South Africa, Exploring, Fish, Sea, Shark

Exploring: 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.

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. Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Exploring, Scale, Fish, Beach, Weighing Scale, Shark

Exploring: 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.

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. Great White Shark, Marine Life, Sharks, Cape Town, Exploring, Fish, Beach, Shark, The Beach

Exploring: 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.

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. Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Underwater, South Africa, Exploring, Fish, Sea, Shark

Exploring: 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 beach, viewed from underwater Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Underwater, Exploring, Fish, Beach, Shark, The Beach

Exploring: 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.

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. Blue Shark, Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Tuna, Diving, South Africa, Shark, Scuba Diving

Pelagic diving with blue sharks off Cape Point, South Africa

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.learntodi...

Sleeping pyjama catsharks at Long Beach, Simon's Town Great White Shark, Long Beach, Sharks, Cape Town, Pajamas, Pjs, Shark, Pajama, Pyjamas

Sleeping pyjama catsharks at Long Beach, Simon's Town

These pyjama catsharks were sleeping in a pile (we counted five, head to tail) in the end of the pipeline at Long Beach in Simon's Town. We spotted them on a...

This large pyjama catshark swam underneath us and nearly made me jump out of my skin during a night dive at Long Beach in July. These sharks are mostly activ. Great White Shark, Long Beach, Sharks, Cape Town, Diving, Pajamas, Night, Pjs, Shark

Pyjama catshark on a night dive at Long Beach, Simon's Town

This large pyjama catshark swam underneath us and nearly made me jump out of my skin during a night dive at Long Beach in July. These sharks are mostly activ...

We went to Seal Island in False Bay with African Shark Eco-Charters, to see the great white sharks that congregate there during the southern hemisphere winte. The Great White, Great White Shark, Shark Cage, Sharks, Cape Town, Diving, African, Animals, Animales

Shark cage diving in False Bay

We went to Seal Island in False Bay with African Shark Eco-Charters, to see the great white sharks that congregate there during the southern hemisphere winte...

Sevengill cowshark Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Diving, South Africa, Whale, Animals, Whales, Animales

Sevengill cowshark

Filmed at Pyramid Rock, False Bay.For more information on scuba diving in Cape Town visit http://www.learntodivetoday.co.za or http://www.learntodivetoday.co...

On Saturday 14 September a group of our divers - four Russian tourists, as well as Christo and Craig, two regular local divers - encountered a great white sh. Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Whale, Africa, Animals, Whales, Animales, Animaux

Great white shark at the Clan Stuart wreck

On Saturday 14 September a group of our divers - four Russian tourists, as well as Christo and Craig, two regular local divers - encountered a great white sh...

Blue shark on a pelagic dive off Cape Point Blue Shark, Great White Shark, Sharks, Cape Town, Shark

Newsletter: Shark love

Hi divers First up, the bad news: there will be no diving in False Bay this weekend. (The Atlantic is a small possibility, maybe on Sunday, but we will wait and see.) The reasons for this will become clear as you read on.