Author Kathryn Curzon

Kathryn has lived in the UK, Egypt, South Africa and New Zealand and is a trained scuba diving instructor and Great White shark safari guide. She is the author of No Damage (December 2014), the Managing Editor of The Scuba News New Zealand, a freelance writer, public speaker and co-founder of the marine conservation cause Friends for Sharks (August 2014). In 2015 she organised and completed a 10-month global speaking tour in aid of shark conservation: 87 events, 8 countries, 7000 people. Learn more about Kathryn’s book, No Damage at: http://www.kathrynhodgsonauthor.com/books/no-damage/

It is a very busy time here for us as we are moving into peak season and running trips twice a day. The past three days have been particularly interesting for me with many highlights and unusual moments to share with you all. We had a rare treat at this time of the year with a pelagic trip into the big blue waters off Cape Point. After a moody sunrise reflecting storms and golden sunshine on the swell we saw a brydes whale and two humpback whales in the distance when we headed out of False Bay. The blue sharks were elusive…

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What an incredible day we had on our Pelagic trip! This is a trip that I have wanted to do for the past eleven years. I can’t tell you how little I slept the night beforehand, knowing this was to be my opportunity to see the Blue and Mako sharks firsthand. I was like a child at Christmas eagerly awaiting the arrival of Santa and awoke early and eager to be on our way. The conditions were perfect as we met with our guests in Simons Town; the sun slowly rising over the horizon towards a cloudless sky and the calm waters…

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I just knew it was going to be a special day at sea yesterday. Don’t ask me how I knew – I am yet to discover the method in my madness or why my intuition told me it was going to be special. But my intuition didn’t disappoint, despite the less than ideal start with motor troubles as we headed out to Seal Island under stormy skies. Our arrival at the island started out with a double rainbow over False Bay…surely a good sign? Yet the seals and sharks were very quiet; there was little activity around the island and…

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‘Predation! Nine o’clock! 100 metres!’ is not a phrase you will hear shouted on your average day in life but then a day at sea with Apex Shark Expeditions isn’t your average day. Every trip is unique, each guest and each crew member full of excitement and anticipation as we depart for Seal Island before sunrise; hoping to see the magnificent Great White Shark and other wildlife of False Bay in South Africa. As the sun rises over the mountains surrounding us, as the waters turn golden and the nautical miles skip by we hold on tight and prepare for…

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