False Bay’s Ocean Critters

False bay is a body of water defined by Cape Hangklip derived from the Dutch for Hanging-rock and the Cape Peninsula in the extreme south-west of South Africa, False Bay is enclosed by mountainous terrain and urban structure. There is a small island in the bay called Seal Island, which is one of the main breeding sites for the Cape fur seal. The seals attract many great white sharks and some of the biggest sharks ever seen have been spotted in these waters. These sharks are famous for the manner in which they breach the surface of the water while [...]

By | 2018-09-13T07:19:53+00:00 September 13th, 2018|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on False Bay’s Ocean Critters

Let’s Talk About It – The Seven-Gill Cow Shark

Let’s Talk About It – The Seven-Gill Cow Shark I decided to talk about the Sevengill Cow Shark this week, because against all that is “normal” we have been visited by these pre-historic looking, gentle sharks at Seal Island lately in the absence of our glorious Great Whites. Not to say that it hasn’t been wonderful, it’s just been different, as Cow Sharks tend to spend most of their time in deeper waters and kelp forests, only coming into shallower waters, it is believed, to breed.   They make me think of the sock hand puppets we used to make [...]

By | 2018-07-04T06:39:18+00:00 May 25th, 2018|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About It – The Seven-Gill Cow Shark

Let’s Talk About It…Why Great White Sharks are not seen in captivity

Great whites are not seen in captivity........It is sadly human nature to try and confine our wildlife, whether marine or land. Maybe this is driven by a deep desire to feel powerful or maybe it’s the human races’ ability at cruelty that drives it; whatever it is, it is a very real fact. Some of us will remember when bears, lions, tigers and even elephants were a regular in circus’ the world over, so why would we stop there? If we could confine and subdue the King of the animal kingdom, why not do the same with the Apex predator [...]

By | 2018-07-04T11:32:14+00:00 March 8th, 2018|Interesting Articles|Comments Off on Let’s Talk About It…Why Great White Sharks are not seen in captivity

Sevengilled Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

Sevengilled Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town WE ARE NOW SHARK CAGE DIVING WITH THE SEVENGILLED COW SHARKS. NO EXPERIENCE IS NECESSARY FOR SHARK DIVING WITH THE COW SHARKS AT SEAL ISLAND, FALSE BAY These rarely seen sharks are extremely special. There is nowhere else in the world where they can be so easily accessed as in False Bay. They are found in between the shallow kelp forests in Marine Protected reef areas and now seen at Seal Island in False Bay. As the average depth of the kelp forests are around 12 metre's and shark diving [...]

By | 2018-09-13T08:26:32+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Sevengilled Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

10 Day Great White Shark Tours

10 Day Great White Shark Tours 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. Jubilee June A Jubilee is a time [...]

By | 2018-07-04T08:46:00+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 10 Day Great White Shark Tours

5 Day Great White Shark Trip

Five day Shark trip Over the years we have found our 5 day shark trip to be an incredibly popular package, especially among photographers and Great White enthusiasts, and for those guests who don’t have the opportunity for a full 10 days. Spend 5 days focusing on observing the unique Great White Shark "AIRJAWS" breaching and natural hunting behaviour on cape fur seals. Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most inherently fascinating. But predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to [...]

By | 2018-03-06T04:40:40+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on 5 Day Great White Shark Trip

Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip - Simon's Town During our afternoon shark cage diving trip you will be able to see the Great White Sharks from a point blank range and the best part is that this trip revolve around shark cage diving. No diving experience is necessary. Shark Cage Diving is one of the main reasons that people come to Cape Town. And shark cage diving is what we offer! Book with us in  False Bay. BOOK NOW MEET TIME: 11h30 at our shop in Simons Town. TRANSFER: From designated pick-up [...]

By | 2018-07-04T08:51:50+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip – Simon’s Town

“AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town

“AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town 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. Shark Breaching is one of the main reasons that people come to Cape Town. And shark breaching is [...]

By | 2018-07-04T08:59:35+00:00 February 12th, 2018|Comments Off on “AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town

Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown

Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown The adventure begins in Simon’s Town,  just 1 hour from Cape Town. A 20 minute boat ride will take you to Seal Island  False Bay.  The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. We are the only one to offer scuba diving on all our trips. No experience needed all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage. You are welcome to snorkel as well if you don’t wish to scuba dive. You will be astonished how these sharks can just appear and disappear [...]

By | 2018-07-04T09:07:09+00:00 February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown

Aaishah Miller – Job Shadowing with African Shark Eco-Charters

Aaishah Miller – Job Shadowing with African Shark Eco-Charters Hi my name is Aaishah Miller, I am 16 years old and currently job shadowing at ASEC. On the 29th June I went on my first shark trip. The boat trip to seal island alone was really amazing, just watching all the buildings disappear as the boat continued to move forward. Along the way to seal island I saw dolphins swimming along with the boat, which was really amazing since I had never seen a dolphin before ,besides on tv and in books. We finally arrived at seal island and unfortunately [...]

By | 2017-11-08T04:40:38+00:00 October 18th, 2017|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Aaishah Miller – Job Shadowing with African Shark Eco-Charters

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