The Team

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Michael Rutzen (1970) is well known as one of the few people in the world who free dives with great white sharks. He took up working as cage diving operator in 1994, after a career as a local fisherman. He started free diving with white sharks in 1998. Michael Rutzen has been a member of the White Shark Cage Diving foundation since its inception. During this time he was at the forefront of developing and pioneering techniques that are now . . .
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“Sara Andreotti”
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Sara Andreotti (1983), following her passion for the sea obtain in 2008 the master in Marine Biology at the Trieste University (Italy), graduated magna cum laude. She started to work on the sea since the age . . .
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“Professor Conrad Matthee”
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Prof. Matthee is a principle investigator in the Evolutionary Genomics Group of Stellenbosch University, and is the head of the Department of Botany and Zoology. His research focuses on terrestrial and marine . . .
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“Craig O’Connell”
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Craig O’Connell (1984) is a Ph.D. Candidate from the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth. Currently, he is studying the effects of electrosensory stimuli (e.g. electropositive metals and permanent magnets) on . . .
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“Kerry – Leigh Adendorff”
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Kerry – Leigh Adendorff is a fourth year student from Stellenbosch University. She is the youngest member of our team; extremely passionate about the marine environment she started her internship with Shark Diving . . .
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“Johan Burger”
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Johan Burger Profile: Johan, affectionately known as “Johan DVD” joined our Shark Diving Unlimited team in 2007. He is a passionate videographer and is madly in love with Great White Sharks . . .
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“Johan Grodes”
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Johan “Bus” Grodes has been an integral part of the Shark Diving Unlimited team for eight years. He drives one of our tour busses from Cape Town to Gansbaai everyday and makes sure that all . . .
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“Chris Rank”
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“Nsunda Dosi”
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Nsunda began working at Shark Diving Unlimited in 2002 and is a fully qualified Padi Divemaster. He knows the ocean intimately and has a unique understanding of shark behavior. . He has a wonderfully . . .
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“Seven Simpihwe Sityalo ”
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Seven is a quiet individual who always smiles and is responsible for chumming the water. He has been an important part of the team since 2008. Seven will make sure that no . . .
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“Prudence Sindiswa Hlangani”
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Prudence assists everybody’s needs and is always willing give a helping hand. She also makes food for the local primary school and greets . . .
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“Nikiwe Julia Qaco”
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Nicky cleans up after everybody, cooks up a storm and promises that every meal will live up to expectations. Nicky is always the last one to go home and keeps the crew house spotless for everybody to enjoy.
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“Pule Nkomonye Gcinikhaya”
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