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AIRJAWS Tour on YOU TUBE

By | January 28th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

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 [...]

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Great White Sharks: Magnificent, Mysterious & Misunderstood

By | January 28th, 2012|News Articles|

Dirk Schmidt, the author, spent countless hours with Rob Lawrence at Seal Island, False Bay. Rob, being one of the most knowledgeable people on great white sharks shared his knowledge with Dirk, as he spent more time learning more about great white sharks . This book confronts many of the stereotypes around Great Whites, and tries to present a more rounded, complex picture of this feared apex predator. I address not only some of the well-known facts about Great Whites, but also explore little-understood aspects of their behaviour.  "Fresh, informative and educational with great images, Dirk Schmidt’s sequel to his first book, The Great Whites of False Bay, is a positive book that will have you wanting to see them up close and personal.’ Rob Lawrence, African Shark Eco-Charters  

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Boulders Penguin Colony

By | January 27th, 2012|News Articles|

BOULDERS PENGUIN COLONY During our Great White Shark cage diving and breaching trips, we frequently see a number of bird species, including the African penguin. Situated just around the corner from the seaside village of Simon's Town, the Boulders area has become world famous for its thriving colony of African penguins.[pullquote]This species were formerly called Jackass Penguins as their call resembles that of a donkey's bray.[/pullquote] The Boulders area falls under the protection of the Table Mountain National Park, which also incorporates Table Mountain and the Peninsula mountain chain from Signal Hill to Cape Point. Although it is set amongst a residential area, this is one of the few sites in the world where this vulnerable bird species can be observed wandering freely in close proximity in a protected natural environment. Foxy Beach forms part of the main breeding colony of African penguins, and is the main viewing area [...]

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Shark Cage Diving in Simons Town

By | July 25th, 2011|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

SHARK CAGE DIVING IN SIMONS TOWN We love great white sharks! Shark Cage Diving is a "must do" for anyone visiting Cape Town. At African Shark Eco-Charters we offer you the unique opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the Ocean's most magnificent creatures, the Great White Shark! Simon's Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where your boat departs early in the morning. A short boat ride 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 are necessary! The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. Only two enter the cage at a time, all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage, allowing you to enjoy a great dive without [...]

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