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Peak Season shark activity drops

By | August 7th, 2014|Tour Happening's|

August 1st This has been a big learning curve of a week for African Shark Eco Charters. The great white sharks in the bay seem to have dropped in huge numbers, right in the middle of the peak season. This behaviour is totally unexpected, unprecedented and unwelcome for both us and our guests. Many ideas to explain the massive change in behaviour have been batted around, but the underlying reality is that we probably will never know why. I’m told by people who have spent many years on the water in the bay, that activity in False Bay has been very strange this year. Previous seasons they could tell you almost to the day as to what the shark activity would be like, when the whales would arrive and how long they would stay, and the months to expect dolphin activity. Every single prediction, so far, has not been met. [...]

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Amazing Great White Shark predation breach footage

By | August 4th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

This is incredible! While sifting through the footage that Ricardo and Rachel Lacombe shot for the upcoming documentary Great White Shark Legend (www.greatwhitesharklegend.com) they stumbled across this piece of raw footage that we just had to share with you. This is a great example of the kind of amazing predatory behaviour you can witness in False Bay like nowhere else in the world, and only on our Morning Airjaws trips - when the hunting activity is at it's height. Ricardo noted: "We had a quiet morning up to this point, but once again Rob used his knowledge and expertise and decided to move away from the spot we were in. We quickly picked up a lone seal.....then this happened". [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=noOh6z-WbqU We love to see clips form our guests so please share any you have with us via our Facebook page! We kind of feel sorry for this seal getting bashed [...]

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Great White Shark natural predations at Seal Island, False Bay

By | December 11th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Natural predation of a Great White Shark on a Cape Fur Seal Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Breaching 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. The great white shark will try and catch the young smaller inexperienced seals. 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 [...]

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Predation Station-False Bay

By | September 10th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Predation Station-False Bay Hello Fello Sharkies... This week we did a good number of trip,  seeing some excellent sharks up to the boats. The sharks hunting has been a lot more quieter this week seeing maybe 1 or 2 predations on each morning, which is typical of the sightings in early September. Some of them have been really good to watch and others one hit wonders (this is what we call when a shark has one go at the seal and that's all you see). One particular predation was really good to get to and went on for a long time. This is the image I managed to capture when we got to the predation. Here is some info on predation activity. Predation of the Great White Shark Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is [...]

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A Wrap of Our Season

By | September 28th, 2016|Tour Happening's|

Well, this has been my first season working with African Shark Eco-Charters and definitely not my last. Not only has my entire perseption on Great White Sharks changed since iv started working with them, but iv also grown a love for the amazing animals which at one stage didnt think was possible. Staying this, If you are one of those people (like i was) which didn't really know the facts about Great White Sharks or their behavior I highly recommend you booking a trip with us - You will be amazed! This year was a strange year for us - To all of our amazement we were off to an early start! We had our first Great White Shark greet us in February and we thought "its game-on from here!" Unfortunately, this was not the case. The sharks seem to disappear shortly into the beginning of March, which left us [...]

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“AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town

By | January 23rd, 2015|

What is AIRJAWS Shark Breaching? Shark Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They breach with such force and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water. 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.

10 Day Great White Shark Tours

By | January 23rd, 2015|

The 10 day shark trip is for the serious photographers and film makers, or those who have a passion for the Great White Shark and just want to spend time getting to know and understand them. On these trips you will get to recognize the sharks, and perhaps even get to name one! Don’t just dream of taking awesome shark pictures…..do it! Wake up every day knowing you are going to spend another day with the great white sharks in their natural habitat.

“Airjaws” is back with the first breach of the season!

By | April 9th, 2014|Tour Happening's|

At African Shark Eco-Charters  the “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trip is the most popular. It is a combination trip of shark breaching and shark cage diving. The season for AIRJAWS starts in May, but we have been very lucky to have seen our first Breach of the year. Shark Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They breach with such force  and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water.   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 in person, and if you are in Cape Town during shark season, then this trip is a “must do”. It is seen nowhere on the planet as regularly as  in False Bay and by  [...]

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Great White Shark Diving – Tick it off your Bucket List now!!

By | March 21st, 2014|General, Tour Happening's|

Love great white sharks? Is it on your Bucket List to do? Want to go on a shark cage diving or breaching trip with people that shares your love for them, then look no further! African Shark Eco-Charters is the top shark cage diving company operating in False Bay, experts since 1996. We specialize in shark cage diving, breaching, viewing and  filming  trips. Great White sharks are our life and our love and we are privileged to be able to share our passion and our knowledge with you. The “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trip is our most popular trip. It is a combination trip of shark breaching and shark cage diving. The season for AIRJAWS starts in May. Shark Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They  breach with such force and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water.  The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly [...]

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Why Do Great White Sharks Move Inshore

By | September 17th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Why do Great White Sharks move inshore? The Great White Sharks’ inshore movement starts to be seen as spring time arrives in Cape Town. As the sea temperatures begin to warm up False Bay, and the wind patterns start to change from a North Westerly to a South Easterly wind , the bay's see's an abundant of sea life coming in. Its still very cold here in False Bay, and the SE wind is icy to our bones, but for the last two weeks the SE wind has been blowing, and already there has been an inshore shark sighting. It seems as if on cue, the sharks internal clocks are telling them its time to head inshore.  We are still having very good shark sightings at Seal Island, but the inshore sighting and the dying down of the predation activity seen on our shark trips is a sign that we [...]

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