Shark Cage Diving. African Shark Eco-Charters

Shark Cage Diving. African Shark Eco-Charters

What makes shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters different?

Well, lots of things, but the actual shark cage diving on our boat, the Blue Pointer, is what sets us firmly apart.

In the past few weeks I cannot help but notice how many guests have mentioned to me while out on a trip how awesome it is that we offer our shark cage diving with scuba regulators on our trips.  Guests keep revealing to me, especially after they dive, how they can’t imagine as incredible of an adventure if you have to breath hold while in the cage. I couldn’t agree more! I’m not a great breath holder(I think I turn blue after about 15 seconds!) and I don’t see how one can thoroughly enjoy the full experience of being underwater with the ocean’s greatest predator when you have to worry about getting your next breath.

It may seem trivial, but I promise, it’s not. On our trips you can stay underwater in the shark cage for a full twenty minutes, and even have another go after everyone who wants to get in the water has gone once. To be able to stay submerged and not have to come up for air is amazing. You can really settle in and get a full sense of all the details that make up the unique underwater world around Seal Island. You can actually witness how the great white sharks move through their environment so effortlessly and remarkably, quite gracefully, for such a large animal. You will get a chance to notice their striking counter-shading, which acts as camouflage. Although they are called great ‘white’ sharks, only their underside is white, while their topside is a dark grey. This is called counter-shading and camouflages the sharks from prey looking down, when the dark upper body blends in with the sea floor, and from prey looking up from below them, when the white belly blends in with the light sky above. While in the shark cage you will be astonished how these sharks can just appear and disappear in the underwater gloom. It’s amazing how such a large animal can be so stealthy! And the best part is you won’t have to come up for air right when they make a turn directly in front of the cage!

We take our shark cage diving seriously and want you to have the best experience with our great white shark friends as possible. Make the most of your time at Seal Island and your experience with the great white sharks, come out with African Shark Eco-Charters!

Allie Skidmore