Great White Shark Natural predations

Natural predations witnessed while shark cage diving On many of our shark cage diving trips, we get to witness the rare and phenomenal natural predation events that Seal Island, False Bay has to offer. Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals, and to observe social interactions among both species. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great [...]

By |2018-12-03T10:40:49+00:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark Natural predations

Part 2. Summing up the white shark season

Successfully snatched our decoy and gaping at it in the flawless water conditions Further, seeing some of our favourite sharks returning to the boat over consecutive days, a special mention (and thanks) to some of the stars this year: “Zebra,” “Dodgey L,” “Prop,” “Jika,” “Patches,” “Captain MF Hook” “Stumpy Freddy,” “The one with the bent dorsal (Orca/Nemo)” and a few OCEARCH tagged sharks, including “Vindication” and “Maureen.” Of course once we’ve named them, we get very emotionally attached. They become like a puppy dog, really cute but with rather sharp teeth, eating all your personal belongings. When naming and identifying [...]

By |2018-12-07T10:32:55+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Part 2. Summing up the white shark season

Summing up the surprises of the 2016

White Shark season, Seal Island, False Bay By: Leigh de Necker White sharks typically visit False Bay’s Seal Island to take advantage of vulnerable young of the year Cape fur seal pups when they start entering the water to feed. This is generally between March and September, however, this season showed a number of deviations from the expected norms. We took a trip to the Island towards the end of January and before we even had any bait in the water, we had seen a shark. We were beyond excited by the chance of having an early start to the [...]

By |2018-12-10T07:15:23+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Summing up the surprises of the 2016

Up Close and Almost Too Personal

  Up Close and Almost Too Personal with the Great White Sharks of False Bay with African Shark Eco Charters By Paul Danckwerts How do you write about a great white shark, it’s immense never ending silvery flanks catching the light as it scythes through the bubbly gloom six inches in front of your face? With difficulty. Just to see one of these behemoths is a privilege and an emotional one at that for anybody who knows anything about these misunderstood monsters of the deep. It is captained by Rob Lawrence, one of the pioneers of the shark cage diving [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:17:51+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Up Close and Almost Too Personal

A Wrap of Our Season

My Entire perception on Great White Sharks has changed. Well, this has been my first season working with African Shark Eco-Charters and definitely not my last. Not only has my entire perception on Great White Sharks changed since iv started working with them, but iv also grown a love for the amazing animals which at one stage didnt think was possible. Staying this, If you are one of those people (like i was) which didn't really know the facts about Great White Sharks or their behavior I highly recommend you booking a trip with us - You will be amazed! [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:29:46+00:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on A Wrap of Our Season

Top 10 things to do in Simons Town part two

So we’ve cancelled your shark cage diving trip-what now? You made your online booking weeks ago, told everyone including your nosey co-worker of your upcoming Afri-venture, got on a long car or plane ride to Cape Town, and the day of your cage dive is finally here! Except -we just cancelled the trip cause of rough sea conditions or bad weather and what’s worse-you are already on your way to Simons Town! What to do now? In the last blog we offered 5 of 10 things to do when in Simons Town, here are the other 5… KAYAK OR CANOE [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:12:35+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Top 10 things to do in Simons Town part two

Our Great White Shark friends are back!

It's safe to say our Great White Shark friends are back! We have been lucky enough to run back to back Great White Shark trips to Seal Island for the past few weeks. The AM trips have been a real once in a life time experience for our guests with numerous full natural predations, scavenging behavior and predations on our decoy! With a breath taking sunrise almost every morning sets for a photographers dream, giving guests the best possible lighting/background False Bay has to offer! On average we have been having 3-6 different Great White Sharks around our boat on [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:36:53+00:00July 27th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Our Great White Shark friends are back!

The sharks are back in Town

With back to back morning and afternoon trips to Seal Island, it's safe to say our Great White Shark friends are back! On average we have been having 3-6 different Great White Sharks around our boat on a Dive Trip and even more number of predations in the am trips. It was great to see some return Great White Sharks from the previous seasons (which we've named individually according to distinct markings) and some new ones too. Today, Wednesday 13th July 2016 we were greeted by our biggest Great White Shark of the season, which was estimated to be around [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:32:52+00:00July 14th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The sharks are back in Town

A day in the life of a bookings coordinator

A day in the life of a bookings coordinator Ever wonder what happens behinds the scenes of your shark trip? Every booking and phone call made and question asked…yes, even those random requests for restaurant recommendations are responded to and coordinated by the bookings team here at African Shark Eco-Charters. Our job is to make sure you actually experience the shark cage dive and tour. Here is what an ordinary day looks like for us… 08:45AM- Open the shop for the day Right on the harbour at the Simons Town Waterfront Centre is where we’re based. Having undergone a revamped [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:37:03+00:00May 19th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on A day in the life of a bookings coordinator

Let’s talk about Orca’s

Let’s talk about Orcas’… When I say “Orca”, what is the picture your mind conjures? If you are a little older, I am sure the movie “Free Willy” immediately jumps to mind! Big beautiful black and white whales…well actually the Orca, more commonly known as the “Killer Whale” is not a whale at all! The Orca is actually the largest member of the dolphin family, which you can kind of see it when you take a look and listen to them. As with dolphins, Orcas’ are very social creatures and swim the oceans of the world in pods of up [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:36:01+00:00April 22nd, 2016|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Let’s talk about Orca’s

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