Monthly Archives: October 2012

Tagged White gets eaten off Mozambique

Tagged White gets eaten off Mozambique

As a lot of you may know, a tagged Great White, nicknamed Brenda (as in Fassie) was caught in a gill net, dragged to shore and served to the villages there. Truly a sad day, with us constantly learning more about White sharks, losing one (tagged or not) is a shame.

You can read the full story here on

Here is a short excerpt of the article…

Cape Town – A shark tagged by experimental research vessel Ocearch has been captured, killed and eaten off the coast of Mozambique.

The research team posted a statement on its blog site on Tuesday confirming the demise of the 3.6m female shark, which had been named Brenda Fassie.

“Caught in a gill net, the shark given the name Brenda by the Ocearch team was harvested by village fishermen who gave the meat to the village and sold the fins,” the team said.

A Mozambican non-governmental organisation, a diving company and a volunteer traveled through remote areas to determine what had happened to the shark.

They eventually documented what had happened and retrieved the transmitter which had been attached to the animal’s fin on 8 March in Mossel Bay.

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Posted by on October 31, 2012 in Ramblings


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Dive knife, ideal for spearfishing!

Dive knife, ideal for spearfishing!

Eckart Benkenstein has another little toy for us.

A sexy little knife that comes with a sheath and elastic straps so you can wear it pretty much anywhere. Personally I have mine on the inside of my calf.

These guys are going for R110 and that is an awesome deal.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Equipment, Ramblings


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R250 for a GoPro mount for spearguns!

R250 for a GoPro mount for spearguns!

It seems Eckart Benkenstein over at Freedivers has been busy again lately. With the prices of GoPro’s continuing to come down, there really is no reason to not have one.  None of us want to miss out on forever capturing that perfect shot on the perfect fish. One of the things we do worry about is dropping said camera or struggling to film with one hand while fighting currents and surge.

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Posted by on October 30, 2012 in Ramblings, Tips and Tricks


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