The Importance of Sharks

2022-01-30T10:16:09+02:00June 29th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Why are sharks so important? This is a question many people ask. The importance of sharks and the roles they play in the ocean are often unknown by the general public and therefore attitudes towards sharks and protecting them are quite negative. So, lets break this down and provide some answers as to what sharks bring to the table. Sharks [...]

Gansbaai’s Marine Wildlife

2020-06-22T14:11:25+02:00June 22nd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Gansbaai, South Africa has some of the most unique and diverse marine ecosystems in the world. From ocean predators such as great white sharks to gentle giants like southern right whales, there is something in Gansbaai for all ocean enthusiasts. Below is a short video showing you just some of the marine wildlife our clients have witnessed while out on [...]

A Message from the Shark Team

2020-06-15T03:54:18+02:00June 15th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

Here is a special message from everyone at White Shark Projects....#LetsDream   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pb987C7Yhpc Let's Dream Together: #LetsDream #wearewaiting Video by Jessica Smit Volunteer Coordinator at White Shark Projects 15th June 2020

The Legendary Andre Hartman

2020-05-25T04:43:58+02:00May 25th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

“What would you like to be when you grow up?” Most young boys would throw out answers like policeman, fireman, superman. My answer was Andre Hartman! For those of you who don’t know who Andre Hartman is, or how he could be a hero to a boy from England then here’s a brief summary. Andre changed people’s perceptions on Great [...]

Parrie the Stingray

2020-05-18T04:00:21+02:00May 18th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

When you travel to a new place, often you will hear about famous people, history and landmarks that make that place unique. Well, Struisbaai, a little town situated in the Overberg region has a different kind of famous attraction– Parrie. Who’s Parrie you ask? Parrie is a celebrity in these parts and is in fact…. A short-tail stingray.  These beautiful [...]

A Message From Our CEO

2020-05-11T04:00:15+02:00May 11th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |

I am going to try my utmost best to write a message without using ‘that word’ that stopped our lives as we knew it with a very bold and certain full stop. Here in Gansbaai the Shark Team Members have accepted the Lockdown conditions our country has implemented, and are calmly, although some with serious ocean withdrawal symptoms, staying at [...]

Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies Walk

2020-05-04T08:23:20+02:00May 4th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

The Lighthouse 2 Lighthouse Ladies only walk started back in 2006 raising awareness and funds for cancer survivors and friends and families alike who had lost loved ones to this disease. The route back then was a hike and camp along the way from Struisbaai to Hermanus. Twenty-six brave women were to start something they could have never imagined would [...]

Your Dream Shark Experience is Waiting For You!

2022-02-21T21:21:51+02:00April 27th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

Here is a glimpse into your dream shark cage diving experience with White Shark Projects. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DIh20RmqKTY Make your dreams a reality and plan your next adventure! Contact our Bookings Team today!   Keep up to date with shark activity and follow our social media pages: Film edited by Tom Slough Marine Biologist at White Shark Projects Published 27th April 2020

A Nature Lover’s Guide to the Overberg – Part 2

2022-02-21T21:15:09+02:00April 20th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , |

In the previous blog I shared with you just a handful of activities to do around South Africa’s Overberg region from the animal side of things. The Overberg displays spectacular beauty with its rolling hills, mountains, valleys and dramatic coastlines… So this week, I am sharing some of the great activities for experiencing those breathtaking natural sights. Quad Biking SA [...]

A Nature Lover’s Guide to the Overberg

2020-04-13T10:33:30+02:00April 13th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |

As a huge shark enthusiast, I originally came to South Africa to follow my life-long dream of seeing Great White Sharks. However, once here I realised that there is a lot more to this amazing country than sharks. In particular, the Overberg region offers a lot of incredible activities for nature lovers As a fellow nature lover and marine enthusiast, [...]

Zero Waste Living – Recycling & Composting

2020-04-06T08:35:41+02:00April 6th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

For our last installment of Zero Waste Living, White Shark Projects are showing you more ways you can reduce your carbon footprint and make your way towards zero waste living from your home: So why not try some of the simple changes we have showed you the past few weeks and help take care of the ocean we rely so [...]

Zero Waste Living – Travel

2020-03-30T07:37:07+02:00March 30th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Global tourism has risen significantly since the end of the second world war. According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) there was a record breaking 1.4 billion international tourist arrivals in 2018. Many of these people travel to explore the natural wonders and wildlife that inhabit our wonderful planet. White Shark Projects encourage our shark cage diving clients to think [...]

Zero Waste Living – At Home

2020-03-23T06:18:29+02:00March 23rd, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

A staggering 8.8 million tonnes of plastic enters our ocean every year, polluting the water, killing millions of animals and even putting human health at risk. It is important to find ways to reduce single use plastic consumption in all aspects of our lives to decrease the amount of waste ending up in our seas. White Shark Projects encourage people [...]

Zero Waste Living

2020-03-16T05:00:24+02:00March 16th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , |

Did You Know? 73% of beach clean litter Worldwide is composed of plastic. Plastic is killing more than 1.1 million seabirds and animals every year. The average person eats 70,000 microplastics each year. Since the 1950s, around 8.3 billion tonnes of plastic has been produced worldwide. Every year, 8.8 million tonnes of plastic is dumped into the ocean. At this [...]

Unicorn Preparatory School Beach Clean

2020-03-09T10:24:56+02:00March 9th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

White Shark Projects continues to raise ocean awareness by showing how some of our daily activities, although seemingly innocent, can have a negative impact on the ocean.White Shark Projects believe that environmental education is vital in aiding the conservation of our beautiful marine ecosystems. Through public outreach events such as school presentations, beach cleans and Recycle Swop Shop, we aim [...]

Gansbaai Great White Shark Activity

2020-02-24T05:00:39+02:00February 24th, 2020|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , |

Last week, White Shark Projects were excited to welcome back one of our favourite Great White Sharks to Gansbaai. The great white shark we know as 'Mini Nemo' is an incredible 3.6 metre male that we have been observing from our shark cage diving vessel for at least seven years now. Due to his very distinct right pectoral fin deformity, [...]

Sun, Sea and Sharks

2018-10-15T14:49:18+02:00October 15th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , |

Living in Gansbaai (The Great White Capital of the World) we see more of these animals than pretty much anyone else on the planet. Great white shark sightings are common and every year thousands of tourists flock to the area to cage dive with these legendary apex predators. Gansbaai is very special in this respect, as very few places in [...]

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