False Bay Season Closure

False Bay Season Closure By Carole Preston So as the end of September bids farewell to the False Bay Shark Season, we are already looking forward to the 2016 Great White Shark Season here at African Shark Eco Charters. Our season has been a busy one full of amazing adventures on the False Bay waters with amazing sightings and of course even more amazing guests from all over the globe. Each and every year we are blessed to look forward to the new and exciting shark adventures that lay ahead of the new season in False Bay. Until our season [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:44:07+00:00September 29th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on False Bay Season Closure

First time shark cage diving ?

Today I thought it would be nice to explain a bit about a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters, since many of our guests have never been on such an experience, it would be nice to know what to expect. Sharks amaze people around the globe. Weather you have a passion or a fear of sharks, I think its one of those topics that we always want to know more about! A shark cage diving trip is something that you really need to experience to understand these wonderful creatures

By |2018-11-23T07:44:24+00:00September 11th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on First time shark cage diving ?

Shark Cage Diving in Simons Town

Today I thought I would keep to the topic of sharks of course, but taking it from a different angle, that of the operators who offer dives out of Simon’s Town, Western Cape. There are a couple of things to remember when embarking on the exciting shark cage dive, but the most important being that these are wild animals, not trained to perform and appear at our behest, but rather they grace us with their presence and we are blessed to be able to see them in their natural environment. 20+Years ago, Rob Lawrence affectionately known as the Shark Legend, [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:45:55+00:00August 22nd, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving in Simons Town

Trip Happenings

Trip Happenings with African Shark Eco-Charters August 17th So after three bad weather days in a row with very strong winds, we at African Shark Eco-Charters are contemplating what we may find when we go back to the island. Will the weather have encouraged new sharks into the bay, or fooled our current sharks into thinking it’s the end of the season? It’s obvious what we are all hoping for, but this late in August either is possible. The trips before the strong winds were very up and down, as has been the norm for this season – impossible to [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:46:50+00:00August 19th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Trip Happenings

Let’s Brag…Just A Little…

Hi folks! I thought, as an added extra, I was going to brag a little and post a few reviews we recently received. I’m sure you will indulge me, as sometimes it’s nice to receive a pat on the back. Let’s start with a review by Nick. S, who joined us on a trip in June of this year, he was thrilled, let’s see what he had to say. “A Once In A Life Time Trip - Our morning out with Rob and Kim of African Shark Eco-Charters was simply amazing. We were expecting to see some big sharks but [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00July 4th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Let’s Brag…Just A Little…

Getting Familiar…

Most blogs out there, including ours tend to speak to the knowledgeable shark enthusiast. Today I want to speak to those less knowledgeable enthusiasts and attempt to save us all from the embarrassment that our, sometimes rookie questions spark. You see, I too am new to all this, and though I have a love of all creatures, land and sea, I admittedly don’t know much about our friend, the shark. Would you join me on the journey into the understanding of sharks, shark trips and cage diving? Let’s start by defining the following “sharkaneeze”. Breaching     This is when the hunting [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:46+00:00July 3rd, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Getting Familiar…

Trip report

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. 5 sharks, in beginning shark trip slowly, picked up later 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 [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:54:29+00:00May 12th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Trip report

Kim is back with ASEC

March 18th 2015 And so another African Shark Eco Charters season has begun, and ‘phew’ I am a part of it! I just about managed to make it over the ocean from England, with a few trials and tribulations along the way, but finally I am back in my most favourite place – Simonstown, South Africa. I can’t tell you how happy I am to be back on Blue Pointer II, on the hunt for great white sharks with my fantastic crew. My aim was to spend my 30th birthday onboard, but due to boat maintenance for several days this [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:55:22+00:00March 31st, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Kim is back with ASEC

Rob Lawrence

Facts about Rob Lawrence and African Shark Eco-Charters African Shark Eco–Charters is the leading great white shark viewing and diving company in False Bay South Africa. African Shark Eco-Charters is owned by Rob Lawrence. Rob has been working with sharks on a daily basis since 1989 and has specialized in leading and operating shark expeditions and trips since 1996. African Shark Eco-Charters was the first successful Great White Shark eco-tourism operation at Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa. Rob is one of the most experienced field persons involved in all areas of the Great White Shark cage diving and [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:00:26+00:00February 24th, 2015|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: |Comments Off on Rob Lawrence

The Great White Shark season at African Shark Eco Charters draws to a close

End of the season Far too soon it seems my season with African Shark Eco Charters has come to an end. How the months have flown by so fast I have no idea, but what a time its been! I am so lucky to have shared it with a huge number of people from around the world on a daily basis! The guests we’ve had on board have been so much fun, all incredibly varied –different cultures, languages and ages (from 8 to 80!), but almost without exception each and everyone has gone away with a new respect (or a [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:05:03+00:00September 25th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The Great White Shark season at African Shark Eco Charters draws to a close