The trip I almost got kissed by a great white shark.

Monday 26th May. The trip I almost got kissed by a great white shark. Ok, ok that ‘might’ be a small exaggeration and sensationalised slightly... but who wouldn’t? I will remember the moment forever!!! The start of a brand new week, Monday morning and our African Shark Eco Charters trip arrives at Seal Island for the first time in over two days (bad weather). A great group of customers have joined us, all raring to go and excited to see their first ever great white shark. A few divers on board, but none have seen a great white before. All [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:09:51+00:00June 4th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The trip I almost got kissed by a great white shark.

Great White Sharks On Fire At Seal Island

  It's here! Winter has arrived and she's greeting us with strong winds, lots of rain and great viz to come. On recent shark cage diving trips to Seal Island in False Bay‎ we have noticed a large increase of Great White Sharks ranging from mostly new sharks and a few of the old faces too. One shark in particular we have seen a few times on natural predations, scavenges and he has even breached on our decoy seal once or twice. We like to call him chopper due to a large portion of his dorsal fin being chopped off. [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:10:17+00:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Sharks On Fire At Seal Island

What happened at lunch time May 19th

What happened at lunch time May 19th at Seal Island...?! The last week has been hugely varied in terms of shark action on the African Shark Eco charters’ trips. Today was a prime example. Our morning trip started relatively slowly, we towed our seal decoy, had a shark make a slight lunge for the decoy but then head off. So we moored up, saw one great white shark swim past and then it went very quiet for a while. The call was made to change sites, and obviously as we pulled anchor only a few metres from our boat a [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:10:41+00:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What happened at lunch time May 19th

Winter Great White Shark Season Has Arrived

Winter Great White Shark Season has arrived. It's here! Winter has arrived and she's greeting us with strong winds, lots of rain and great viz to come. On recent shark cage diving trips to Seal Island in False Bay‎ we have noticed a large increase of Great White Sharks ranging from mostly new sharks and a few of the old faces too. One shark in particular we have seen a few times on natural predations, scavenges and he has even breached on our decoy seal once or twice. We like to call him chopper due to a large portion of [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:10:59+00:00May 27th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Winter Great White Shark Season Has Arrived

Another Amazing Shark Cage Diving Blog

Shark Cage Diving Blog After a long week and a bit, of amazing weather the wind has finally come to the party causing us at African Shark Eco-Charters  to miss a day or two. The sharks have still been crazy though. There have two sharks that just love to play around the boat, one being Sat-tag and the other being Zamalek (or as Kim calls it 'Sharknado'). We've managed to get to know these two great white sharks over the past few weeks and that's how we came to giving them names. How did we choose their names you ask? [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:11:57+00:00May 20th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Another Amazing Shark Cage Diving Blog

And The High Season Begins!

May 12th A spectacular start to the official high season for African Shark Eco charters, with Tuesday being the first day back at sea after the storm. Obviously storms make great white sharks happy!!! Or else someone passed on the message that we were waiting for them to become active? Either way, I’m grateful! An early start out of the Simon's Town harbour led to us towing our seal decoy past Seal Island as the sun rose. Almost immediately Rob spotted a surface predation. Racing over to the area we caught the last part of the seals demise, complete with [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:13:42+00:00May 14th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on And The High Season Begins!

Our Great White Peak Season is shortly upon us

Zamalek and Sat-tag giving the guests what they want as well as good viz and amazing weather... our Great White Shark peak season is shortly upon us!   With spectacular breaches on our decoy seal every few days and some natural predations in the early hours of the morning, Seal Island in False Bay is becoming the place to be for the cold South African winter. On Tuesday the 6th of May we had 10 different Great white sharks pay us a visit here at African Shark Eco Charters. Some were drive bys some stuck around for a while but [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:14:03+00:00May 8th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Our Great White Peak Season is shortly upon us

Shark Cage Diving – what a day

After not being able to go to sea for the last 3 days due to bad weather, we at African Shark Eco-Charters were unsure what to expect from our shark cage diving trips today. We had heard one other cage diving company had been out on the first bad weather day, but got almost no great white shark action. So for the last two days no boats had braved the crazy high winds to go to Seal Island. For all we knew the sharks could have completely vacated False Bay! However, in my head, I hoped the lack of cage-diving [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00April 28th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – what a day

What an Awesome Trip

An unknown wonder shark made our entire shark cage diving trip an incredible success! The African Shark Eco Charters trip started early as everyone arrived before the allotted time, which meant we left the harbour while it was still encased in a huge layer of mist. Still dark, with flat calm seas, and the heavy mist meant it was an incredibly evocative atmosphere (and yes certain links to a well known great white shark film....!). All of the surrounding mountain ranges completely disappeared from view, but thankfully the light rain we had had while boarding the boat completely vanished once [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:14:27+00:00April 28th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What an Awesome Trip

Our new sharks -Sat-tag and Zamalek

After a long week and a bit, of amazing weather the wind has finally come to the party causing us to miss a day or two. The great white sharks have still been crazy though. There have two great white sharks that just love to play around the boat, one being Sat-tag and the other being Zamalek (or as Kim calls it 'Sharknado'). We've managed to get to know these two great white sharks over the past few weeks and that's how we came to giving them names. How did we choose their names you ask? Well Sat-tag was a [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00April 21st, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Our new sharks -Sat-tag and Zamalek