Shark Cage Diving – a Bucket List Experience

Shark cage diving is a phenomenal bucket list experience – offering you the chance to get up close and personal with some of the most respected and fascinating creatures of the deep. The coastal region between Cape Town and Durban is the perfect setting for you to have your shark encounter, and create unforgettable memories, as a solo adventurer or as part of a small group. Why Dive with the…

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Planning a Shark Cage Diving Getaway

Shark cage diving is both exhilarating and oddly peaceful – depending on who you ask. However, it’s undeniably a bonding experience for nature lovers and thrill-seekers alike. There are a range of good reasons to add it to your bucket list but mostly because planning a diving weekend is a fantastic way to take an ordinary vacation and turn it into something far more memorable. It’s a 4-Step Process Luckily,…

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Sharks Gain International Protection

Shark conservation. Shark protection. Shark conservation campaigns

Conservation efforts for sharks took a strong turn for the better this October, thanks to the United Nations-backed Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild (CMS). Convening in Manila, the Convention secured a pact signed by 126 countries, that’s designed to provide cross-protections to migratory animals – both on land and at sea. Let’s look a bit closer at the results of the convention, and the organisation behind…

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Meet Dorien, the One-Time Wanderer

Dorien, the great white shark tagged for shark tracking, research and conservation efforts in Mossel Bay, South Africa.

Ocearch’s tracking technology allows researchers to monitor shark’s movements throughout the world’s oceans, providing valuable insight into their behavior and their range. Today, we’d like to introduce one of these sharks: Dorien. Dorien’s profile Photo credit: www.ocearch.org. Species: White Shark (Carcharodon carcharias) Gender: Female Stage of Life: Immature Length:  3 meters Weight: 351.5 kg Tag Date: Mar 21, 2012 Tag Location: Mossel Bay Total Travel: 6 563 km Dorien, a female great white shark, is a…

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Plastic and Marine Life

A whale shark swimming past a plastic bag. Effects of plastic on marine life

We all know that our trash, specifically plastic, which takes a very long time to biodegrade – the average time it takes for a bottle to completely decompose is 450 years, while some bottles can even take 1000 years! – is harmful to our environment. But, what many of us don’t know is how it affects other species, especially marine life. There is so much trash, in fact, that there…

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