We are busy updating our crew pics and I asked Rob to take a pic of Wellington today. I think this pic of Wellington aka Welly, is a great one. Wellington is the main man when it comes to handling the shark bait and the seal shaped decoy! He likes to name each seal decoy and is very good at judging the sharks behaviour. He is also really good at making sure the great white sharks do not eat our bait. The aim of the bait is to act as an attractant. We do not want the sharks to eat the bait, although occasionally there are a few quick sneaky ones that are good at taking the bait. Don't you think he looks smart in our new African Shark Eco-Charters golf shirt and cap?
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 protect your face and help shield the suns rays from your eye's. A wide brim hat is perfect choice! Sunglasses, preferably polarized. They do not have to be expensive to do the trick. You can pick up some decent polarized sunnies from the pharmacy for under R250. Your swimming costume [...]
All of us from African Shark Eco-Charters wish Rob Lawrence a very happy birthday on his 40th birthday today. We had a great shark trip today, with 5 sharks today, and guests had a good shark dive, so the sharks turned up to celebrate as well.
[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 - March months. Our trips mainly focus on the cage diving and surface viewing during this time as it is still too early in the season for the breaching and peak predatory action. Join Rob Lawrence and African Shark Eco-Charters on a Great White Shark cage diving trip during your [...]
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. Although the Great White Shark can reach lengths of up to 6m, it is not the largest shark in the ocean, but it is the biggest predatory shark. 3. They have six senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, hearing and electro-reception. 4. Great White Sharks are sensitive to low frequency sounds [...]
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. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_Ie5bP8bx5s
"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.
HERE IS AN OVERVIEW OF OUR "AIRJAWS" TOUR. The AIRJAWS Tour is a shark cage diving, and breaching trip. We want you to have a personal experience, which is why we have purposely chosen to avoid the mass market route and only take small groups of 8-12 people. Putting sharks first, with our "first do no harm", approach makes us the perfect choice when choosing a shark diving operator. AIRJAWS refers to the great white shark breaching behaviour. It is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They surface with such force and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water, hence called AIRJAWS. The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain area’s around the island and only for a few months of the year. This behaviour is absolutely awesome to witness [...]