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Shark Cage Diving Guest Memories – 12 September 2012

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

Shark cage diving with the Great Whites is definitely a "must-do" when on holiday in Cape Town. The crew at African Shark Eco-Charters always love it when guests send us their videos and pictures of their shark cage diving experiences with us. We would like to thank Linda Meldrum for sharing these two videos with us from her shark cage diving trip on the 12th of September.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HHNQj7TAEU&feature=plcp   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvxcTLoDQSs&feature=plcp   Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior. NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! [...]

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Is Shark Cage Diving Safe?

By | September 27th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Great White Shark Cage Diving, False Bay, Cape Town When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving this is never overlooked.  All the crew of African Shark Eco-Charters are very professional and  seek to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience. Shark cage diving safety is naturally extremely important and divers can be certain that African Shark Eco-Charters follows all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. The cage itself is designed and built  to be both safe and comfortable for the divers. Our crew consists of a qualified skipper, a dive master, level 3 medic and a tour guide who are trained to handle any emergency situation that may arise whilst out at sea.  African Shark Eco-Charters complies with a strict set of safety regulations required by SAMSA. The boat, cage and diving equipment are inspected and surveyed by SAMSA,  and by our crew on [...]

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Cage Diving “Wonderful Experience!”

By | September 26th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Cage Diving “Wonderful Experience!” Reviewed September 16, 2012 This trip was truly an epic experience. From the time I booked the trip to stepping off the boat at the end, everything was handled very professionally and efficiently by the staff of this family-owned business. Booking the trip by email went smoothly and I was given options on payment which was very nice. They explained that even though I had to put a credit card on file, I could pay cash at the end to save the 3% added to non-cash transactions. So I was able to plan that part ahead of time. I chose to book the optional round trip transportation from my hotel and our driver was on time, very nice, and the drive to Simon's Town was pretty quick (about 45 minutes). Once we arrived, we all boarded and headed out immediately in our small group of twelve. [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 26 Sept 2012

By | September 26th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving trip report: We had a nice small group of people join us on our shark cage diving trip this morning. We had 3  Great White Sharks up to our boat on the shark cage diving trip, of which, one was a beautiful Great White Shark of around 4 metres, and the other two were around 3 metres each. The water vizibility was only 5-6 metres, but our guests had great views of the Great White Sharks from the shark cage during the shark cage diving trip. Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used [...]

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Our shark cage diving was “Beyond Expectations”

By | September 25th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Shark cage diving review “Beyond Expectations” Reviewed September 24, 2012 Early morning pickup in Cape Town arranged by Eco Tours, Allie met us on the dock and we were off in no time. Spectacular ride out to seal island, 100's of dolphin riding the bow wake out with us. Backside of Table Mountain framed against False Bay with the sun rising...I was just happy to be living this moment. My buddy and I were first in the shark cage, and within minutes they had our oxygen hose set and under the water we went. Spent 20 of the most exhilarating minutes of my life, up close and personal with a majestic group Great Whites, had a total of 7 different ones visit and these words do not do the experience justice. The crew was great, orderly and we felt secure the entire time. If you can, in one word i [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 20 Sept 2012

By | September 20th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving trip report: We had a phenomenal Great White Shark join us on our shark cage diving trip this morning. We only saw a total of two sharks for the duration of the shark cage diving trip, but the one Great White Shark stuck around our boat the entire time! We had a very small group of people on the shark cage diving trip this morning, which is  just as well because we had to turn back early as the wind started picking up quite a bit. We did manage to dive all the guests twice though, so they were all happy with that! The water vizibility was still very good today, which allowed for wonderful views of the Great White Sharks  from the  shark cage. We were also blessed with spectacular sightings of the Common Dolphins on our run back from Seal Island. Join us for a shark cage [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 19 Sept 2012

By | September 19th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving trip report: Another awesome shark cage diving trip this morning! We had a unexpected breach early on in the trip, before anchoring up at Seal Island to start the shark cage diving. We had excellent water vizibility today, around 10 metres, which allowed for wonderful views of the Great White Sharks  from the  shark cage. We had four Great White Sharks up to the boat today, so there was plenty of shark activity for the guests to enjoy. Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior. NO [...]

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“Blue Pointer”

By | September 19th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Our boat, " Blue Pointer". Our Boat " Blue Pointer 2"

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Happy with my shark trip

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

shark cage diving     “very  happy with my shark trip!” Reviewed August 20, 2012 I was very happy with my shark trip with African Shark Eco-Charters! Everyone was really kind and knowledgeable. they helped me so much with everything! Everyone that works on the boat is just as excited about seeing the sharks as the people that came out for the trip! Visited August 2012 Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior. NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 17 Sept 2012

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

Shark Cage Diving trip report: Another awesome shark cage diving trip this morning! We had a spectacular predation kill this morning to start off the trip, before we anchored up at Seal Island to start the shark cage diving. The water vizibility was not too great today, maybe only around 3 metres, but our guests still had some decent views of the Great White Sharks  from the  shark cage. We had five Great White Sharks up to the boat today, so there was plenty of shark activity for the guests to enjoy. Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, [...]

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