Monthly Archives: January 2013

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Juvenile Great White Shark has fins brutally hacked off

By | January 29th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Incredibly sad pictures taken by Adam Baugh of a juvenile female Great White Shark who had her fins brutally hacked off by some locals in Mozambique on Monday, the 28th of January. It is always disturbing to see and hear of such cruel and horrifying acts, and just goes to prove that education is now more vital than ever. Please share this message and help in the battle to save our Great White Sharks!! Juvenile Great White Shark caught by locals in Mozambique Adam Baugh watches helplessly from the sideline Incredibly brutal! Educate yourself about these magnificent animals by joining us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching and cage diving trips. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season to be from [...]

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Where Can You Find Great White Sharks?

By | January 23rd, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa is the best place to see the breaching Great White Shark Where Can You Find Great White Sharks? The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks and you can find Great White Sharks in almost every region of the globe from cold seas to the tropics, and from coastal to oceanic seas. You mainly find Great White Sharks between the latitudes of 60° North and 60° South, in waters ranging in temperature between 14° C and 24° C. Research has shown that Great White Sharks do not remain long in any particular place, and instead will only stay in a certain region for a few weeks on end. Great White Sharks are also capable of extensive open ocean voyages, covering vast distances around the globe. Generally the Great White Shark is considered rare in most [...]

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Great White Shark Breaching At It’s Best

By | January 16th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTWCNbI0_oY Great White Shark Breaching At It's Best. Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breaching behaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season to be from May to end of August and the best months for the predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on the shark cage diving and surface viewing. Transfers: Optional: Return transfers from designated pickup points in Cape Town Duration: Approx 5.5 hours. The trip departs from Simon’s town at 7am sharp and returns at 12h30. Here are some very important questions to ask when choosing a great white shark [...]

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Shark Cage Diving “Beyond my Wildest Dreams”

By | January 10th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving “Beyond my Wildest Dreams” We went shark cage diving  with ASEC for an AIRJAWS dive in mid-June and it was absolutely the highlight of our 3 week trip in South Africa. Captain Rob and his crew are passionate, enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable about the Great Whites and they will do everything in their powers to ensure the best possible experience for your shark diving  trip. Weather can be a problem in False Bay and cause trip cancelations, so I would suggest scheduling your dive trip early on in your stay so if necessary, you could go another day. Two days before our scheduled trip I got an email letting us know the conditions were not looking good for our trip and ASEC would know for sure the following day. The next day I got a call from Tamsyn who works in the office and our trip was [...]

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Magical False Bay: Home of the “flying” (breaching) Great White Shark

By | January 9th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Seal Island, False Bay is home to the "flying" (breaching) Great White Sharks, and offers the unique opportunity to witness natural predations of Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals. What make False Bay so special is that this behaviour can be seen  more frequently here than any other shark spot in the world. False Bay is home to an abundance of marine life, and on many of our trips you will get to see Southern Right Whales, varying-sized schools of Dolphins, thousands of penguins and you can witness over 64 000 seals on Seal Island. We also see pelagic birds on some of our trips. Take a look at the video below to catch a glimpse of the magic of False Bay and what it has to offer.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFaN8xC6wk&feature=g-all-lik   Our ultimate “AIRJAWS” trip is the most popular trip that African Shark Eco-Charters has to offer, and [...]

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