A very common question we receive from our guests is what must I bring on my great white shark trip? These are the "must" bring. Rain/wind jacket.This is a non negotiable.You do not want to spend your shark trip huddled in the cabin, while everyone is watching a great white shark breaching or seeing a natural predation event. Sun block. The African Sun is very harsh, even in winter time, and being on the ocean means you are exposed to the rays that are reflected from the ocean. Bring at least a factor 30 with you. A Sun hat will [...]
[pullquote]Thank you Rob and Karen and for offering me an educational trip. It was a great experience. Herman, guest house owner.[/pullquote] Great White Sharks are back at Seal Island and our first trips have gone very well with four sharks seen on both trips and our guests successfully managing to dive. Even though it is still early in the season for the Great White Sharks in False Bay, for the past two seasons the Great White Sharks have been moving back to Seal Island earlier on in the year, and we have had some very good sightings during February [...]
10 THINGS YOU DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THE GREAT WHITE SHARK Known as one of the ocean's greatest predators, the Great White Shark has grown to become quite a hit amongst travellers and tourists through Shark Cage Diving. If you are thinking about going shark cage diving then you will find the following facts about the Great White Shark quite interesting. 1. The largest Great White Shark ever recorded was caught off Cojimar, Cuba and measured 6.4 m (21 feet) and roughly 3,312 kg (7,302 pounds). The average size of a Great White Shark is between 3.5 - 4.6 m. 2. [...]
Toasters kill more people each year than Great White Sharks. Here is an excellent video from AfriOceans. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lZ2DyVqZYi4&feature=player_embedded
GREAT WHITE SHARK FIN PRINTING All White Sharks are the same........right ? Wrong. Just like us they are individuals with different behaviour patterns, markings and colouration. Some even show a timid nature while others are bold and confident. White Shark expert Rob Lawrence teaches guests on-board how to identify sharks and uses his knowledge to predict how they will behave around the boat and the cage. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ie5bP8bx5s
Google Map for African Shark Eco-Charters GPS Coordinates: -34°11'34.38", 18°25'56.63"
"Earthflight" showcases spectacular sights revealed to you through the eyes of a bird. Check out this amazing video footage in Earthflight by John Downer Productions, shot exclusively with African Shark Eco-Charters. See the "flying" Great Whites of False Bay during 0:59 - 04:19 in this video. John Downer Productions will be joining ASEC again this year to film a new show. We will keep you posted.
Dirk Schmidt, the author, spent countless hours with Rob Lawrence at Seal Island, False Bay. Rob, being one of the most knowledgeable people on great white sharks shared his knowledge with Dirk, as he spent more time learning more about great white sharks . This book confronts many of the stereotypes around Great Whites, and tries to present a more rounded, complex picture of this feared apex predator. I address not only some of the well-known facts about Great Whites, but also explore little-understood aspects of their behaviour. "Fresh, informative and educational with great images, Dirk Schmidt’s sequel to his [...]
CHUMMING What is chumming? Chumming is a type of scent trail that that attracts fish, sharks, etc, to an area, or boat. It may be man made or natural. An example of a natural scent trail is a seal colony, bird colony, a dead whale or seal carcass even dead birds. Another good example of a man made scent trail created when fish are cleaned on a daily basis at a fishing harbour or beach and boats pumping there bulges. An example of a man made scent trail would be for an example, fisherman using mashed up anchovies/pilchards with marine [...]