I am inexplicably drawn to sharks! My interest and fascination for these fascinating predators started in the early 90′s with my first shark encounter while free diving for crayfish off the coast of Gansbaai. Since then I have spent the last 15 years focusing on great white sharks through underwater filming, free-diving, research and shark tourism. My passion for sharks continues to grow through each and every underwater experience and through Shark Explorers I want to share these experiences with you.
Morne has been working full time with White Sharks since 1999. He started in the White shark cage dive tourism industry, before getting involved in research and underwater filming for documentaries. He has over 250 dives filming White sharks without cages in 3 different locations around the world. Underwater filming has been a special passion and documentaries he has worked on include:
Morne is an acclaimed diver, shark conservationist and award winning underwater cameraman. He is a qualified PADI Divemaster, a Department of Manpower trained commercial diving supervisor, a SAMSA qualified boat skipper, STCW95 certified and is trained in medic first aid (Level III).
Morne has been working with White Sharks since 1999. He started in the White shark cage dive tourism industry, before getting involved in research and underwater filming for documentaries. Underwater filming has been a special passion and documentaries he has worked on include:
In each, his passion and unique relationship with sharks shines through. A highlight in his career is winning the 2008 Award of Excellence from the Guild of Television Cameraman for his breathtaking great white shark sequences in the film “SHARKMAN”. Still photography is a hobby and his photographs have appeared on the front pages of leading newspapers, magazines and marine books.
Morne believes it’s his unusual insight into shark behaviour that gives him an edge.