It's a mystery why shark breaches at False Bay are more frequent and intense than anywhere else in the world.
"White sharks from around the world will breach here, but may not anywhere else," says Karen Lawrence from African Shark Eco-charter. "The intense predator-prey interaction is majestic to watch."
Rob Lawrence, owner of African Shark Eco-charter, is one of the first people to have used a decoy to entice a shark breach.
The Air-Jaws tour takes off at dawn, when shark breaching is the most common.
The charter also offers cage diving with great whites.
African-Shark Eco-charter, Boardwalk Centre, St. George's Street, South Africa; +27 082 838 2309; contact firstname.lastname@example.org for package rates
Shark Cage Diving KZN
Kwazulu-Natal's unspoiled waters offer sightings of reef sharks, ragged-tooth sharks and giant guitar sharks.
Each guest spends 30 minutes in the cage during the two-and-a-half-hour trip.
Divers may encounter up to 20 sharks.
Shark Cage Diving KZN, 4182 Old Main Road, South Africa; +27 039 976 0336; dives from $100 per person
Red Sea, Egypt
"The Red Sea has some of the clearest waters in the world, offering unparalleled conditions for shark diving," says Christian Heylen, general manager of PURE Diving.
According to Heylen, the Red Sea is one of the best places to observe curious oceanic white tips, and also one of the few places to see snaggletooth sharks.
Feeding and baiting are prohibited in Egypt, so all shark sightings are "natural" and not man-induced.
PURE exclusively uses closed-circuit re-breathers, allowing divers to be silent and discreet.
"Sharks here are not affected by tourist habits, they don't associate people with food," says Heylen, adding that sharks behaving naturally in their natural habitat create unforgettable close encounters.
PURE Diving, Sultana Building, Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt; +20 10 733 49 50; contact email@example.com for rates
Indonesia's Raja Ampat government recently said 4 million hectares of coastal and marine waters will be conserved as a marine sanctuary for sharks.
Indonesia is a huge market for shark catching according to Paul Friese, founder of Bali Sharks, a nursery for young sharks.
Indonesia was the biggest shark catching country in the world in 2011, exporting 316 tons of shark fin.
Now, concerted efforts are being made to rescue sharks from the shark fin trade.