Monthly Archives: May 2012

Shark cage diving reviews wanted

By | May 30th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Hi there We are looking for guests to add reviews to our google map page. If you have been out with us on one of our trips, please write and SHORT and Sweet review. https://maps.google.co.za/maps/place?cid=2512850360852373602 Kind Regards Rob and Karen Lawrence

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Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – A definite MUST!

By | May 28th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“A definite MUST!!” Being a South African that now lives abroad... a trip home would not be complete without joining the African Shark Eco-Charters crew again! Every aspect of my experience far exceeded my expectations. Booking my date was a breeze and the customer service was fantastic. The crew were fun and had a wealth of knowledge about all marine and coastal wildlife. Their passion was palpable. I would ,and do, recommend ASEC to everyone!!!   Cage Diving with the Great White Shark.    

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Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town

By | May 25th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Here are two guests that are shark cage diving. We go to Seal Island, which is in False Bay, off Simons Town, Cape Town. Guests have the option of either scuba diving or snorkelling in the cage with us, African Shark Eco-Charters. Join us for a 'once in a lifetime' trip to see the Great White Sharks.

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Blue Pointer Shark Diving Boat

By | May 25th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Blue Pointer 2 Here is a lovely pic of our boat the Blue Pointer 2. The Blue Pointer 2 is a custom designed 2006 36ft GECAT marine catamaran. The boat is spacious and is a very good platform to photograph breaching and hunting behaviour. The vessel has a walk around cabin as well as a large viewing deck which provides an alternate angle for filming from a raised vantage point. Being a catamaran, the boat is very stable once on anchor during diving operations. The vessel has an onboard toilet and a separate change room. We take a maximum of 12 guests per trip. This makes for a very enjoyable shark trip as the boat is not overcrowded. The boat is powered by two new 2012 4-stroke 300Hp Suzuki outboard motors, which offers more speed, more acceleration and all-round better performance. The main reason African Shark Eco-Charters uses these outboard motors [...]

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Shark Spotting with Rob Lawrence

By | May 25th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Rob Lawrence Rob, owner of African Shark Eco-charters is sitting on the viewing platform of the boat busy chatting to guests and shark spotting. Shark Spotting is a very important role for any crew member, as you constantly have to keep a close look out for the great white shark. Great White Sharks can swim incredibly fast and if you are looking in the wrong direction, you may miss out not only seeing  a potential breach, but taking a photo of it as well.

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Review of African Shark Eco-Charters on Tripadvisor

By | May 21st, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Customer service” Reviewed May 20, 2012 NEW Well this review is not about the shark dive because it never happened. I had reserved a date to go but the day before they called and had not been seeing great activity lately. They left it up to us if we wanted to cancel at no charge. That is just great customer service in my mind these days of just doing a money grab. I was disappointed we didn't go with them because of this but didn't have enough time in cape town to reschedule. A++ customer service.  

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Great White Sharks test our patience

By | May 18th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

  Waiting for sharks is a game of patience. Some times the great white sharks can show up in minutes, other times it may take hours for them to come.

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The Famous Seal Island of False Bay

By | May 18th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Seal Island, False Bay is where the action is. It's where the great white sharks go "shopping" during shark season. Seal Island is not very big at all. Its small and rocky elongated  with its long axis oriented roughly north-south, measuring approximately 400 by 50 metres, and with a maximum elevation of about 7 metres above the high tide line. The island has a narrow western shelf, with the water depth dropping off to a depth of 20 metres within 5 metres of shore, and a broad eastern shelf, where the water does not drop off to comparable depths until about 20 metres from shore. Off the southern tip of the island is a small, craggy outcrop, the portion which protrudes above the surface at high tide is approximately 4 metres long and 2 meters tall. Water temperature off Seal Island varies little throughout the year, hovering between 13 and 14°C at the [...]

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Great White Slashed Dorsal Fin

By | May 17th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

We have seen this shark on a number of occasions at Seal Island ( False Bay). Its dorsal fin is badly damaged, most likely from a boats propeller.

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Trip Advisor review of African Shark Eco-Charters

By | May 17th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Best thing in South Africa!!!” Reviewed May 13, 2012 NEW OK, this has been the greatest and coolest thing I have done in South Africa. And somewhere up there with the coolest things in my life. Capt Rob and the crew, Brandon, Ally, Willie, Gary (the guy in the afternoon, hope I got his name right) and you are second to none. I am experienced around boats, fishing, diving, and surfing so I had no issues with anything. But watching the crew’s patience and help with the people who had no experience with wetsuits or masks or weight belts was truly neat in making it so everyone, experienced or not, had a great time. At least I hope they thought it was as great as I did. I am a devoted Shark Week watcher on discovery, so I feel I have a good idea of the happenings around Seal Island and [...]

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