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African Shark Eco-Charters is top on Trip Advisor

By | May 29th, 2014|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

African Shark Eco-Charters is top on Trip Advisor African Shark Eco-Charters would love to extend a big thank you to all our guests for their wonderful reviews! We are delighted to have received a 2014 Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor, a prestigious award which recognizes businesses that consistently earn top ratings from TripAdvisor travelers!    Love Great White Sharks? Want to go on a shark cage diving or breaching trip with people who share your love for them? Then look no further as African Shark Eco-Charters is the perfect choice for you! Here are some reasons why you should choose our company. African Shark Eco-Charters is a top shark cage diving company operating in False Bay and, having been in operation since 1996, we have become true experts in the field. 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 [...]

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ASEC film announcement – Great White Shark Legend

By | April 10th, 2013|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

We at African Shark Eco-Charters are thrilled to announce the production start of our own feature length documentary, "GREAT WHITE SHARK LEGEND". The film has completed an extensive 18 month pre-production schedule and we can confirm we are now in full production! Great White Shark Legend is being produced and directed by international film-maker Ricardo Lacombe and his wife Rachel, who have worked with us on our various promotional videos. But we're upping our game to bring you a feature documentary, carrying forward our ethos of responsible education and awareness for great whites. Our very own "shark legends" Rob Lawrence and Karen Lawrence are serving as executive producers and cameras are already rolling! This is a fresh, ambitious and bold new look at the world of the beloved Great White Sharks of False Bay and the Cape Area, as well as the community living alongside them - dispelling some myths, offering a personal and [...]

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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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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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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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Great White sharks are back to see you cage diving!

By | June 8th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

 Cage Diving and Breaching trips in Simon's Town, South Africa. After a slow May, we've been having positive signs the past week of the great white sharks returning to their favourite cape fur seal hunting grounds, Seal Island, False Bay!  It is clear to us that the sharks are back!  And so, today the rain and wind had little chance of dampening our spirits. Natural predations and kill slicks of Cape Fur Seals have indicated their presence, however, today was the first day in a few weeks we have had the sharks around our boat, Blue Pointer 2, showing their famous curiosity. There is nothing quite like having those ‘men in grey suits’ getting right up close and personal with the guests! Today we were able to cage dive all our guests on board. Everyone got close views of two different sharks that were quite keen to ‘play’ and they stuck around the [...]

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The Famous Seal Island of False Bay

By | May 18th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Seal Island, False Bay is where the action is. It's where the great white sharks go "shopping" during shark season. Seal Island is not very big at all. Its small and rocky elongated  with its long axis oriented roughly north-south, measuring approximately 400 by 50 metres, and with a maximum elevation of about 7 metres above the high tide line. The island has a narrow western shelf, with the water depth dropping off to a depth of 20 metres within 5 metres of shore, and a broad eastern shelf, where the water does not drop off to comparable depths until about 20 metres from shore. Off the southern tip of the island is a small, craggy outcrop, the portion which protrudes above the surface at high tide is approximately 4 metres long and 2 meters tall. Water temperature off Seal Island varies little throughout the year, hovering between 13 and 14°C at the [...]

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By | April 19th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Today (monday) we had another good trip, as we arrived at Seal Island, we witnessed a Great White Shark attempt to catch a seal by hitting an out-going group of Cape Fur Seals. This time the shark came off second best and was not successful. All on board had a good look at the initial attack. We anchored up and ended up with 6 sharks around the boa., Today the sharks were a little skittish and were coming and going and not really playing with us. The sharks tend to do this every now and then. The weather for the next few days does not look to good, so will not be at sea on Tuesday and Wednesday, so hopefully Thursday they will be waiting for us and will ONCE AGAIN GIVE OUR GUESTS THE BEST SHARK DIVING EXPERIENCE FALSE BAY HAS TO OFFER!! Till next time, Cheers, Brandon and Crew


10 Things you didn’t know about the Great White Shark.

By | February 21st, 2012|News Articles|

 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 [...]

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