“Airjaws” is back with the first breach of the season!

At African Shark Eco-Charters  the “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trip is the most popular. It is a combination trip of shark breaching and shark cage diving. The season for AIRJAWS starts in May, but we have been very lucky to have seen our first Breach of the year. 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 [...]

By | 2017-01-05T07:09:47+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on “Airjaws” is back with the first breach of the season!

Media Make up

When there is no media stories around, the Media just add lib and make it up. Ok, so I have just read an article entitled ‘Brush with death! Great white shark tries to take a bite out of a group of divers – Divers have described their terror when a great white shark tried to EAT them’. And apologies for using an English expression, but it’s really got my back up. The media have obviously had a slow day in England (it’s from a British tabloid) and have decided to sensationalise the cage-diving industry. They know that shark attacks sell [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Interesting Articles, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on

Media Make up

Crazy Airjaws and flying sharks show their stuff

So, to all you African Shark Eco Charters fans and Great white shark enthusiasts, it's almost that time of year again when we start to see some crazy Airjaws and flying sharks! On Monday ‎the 7th of April we started off the day with a bang... just off the southern side of Seal Island in False Bay we came across a huge pod of about a thousand Common Dolphin which was quite a treat. Its the same pod of Common Dolphin that we have been seeing over the past few weeks around Seal Island. They seem to be here in [...]

By | 2015-01-21T15:34:05+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Crazy Airjaws and flying sharks show their stuff

African Shark Eco-Charters – Our Shark-Proof Cage

Now that Great White Shark season has officially started here at African Shark Eco-Charters and in False Bay, our boat has been doing almost daily runs to Seal Island, and our Shark Cage has been put to good use.  For all those who are concerned about going into the Shark Cage, I though I would give you some background information on it. Our Cages are designed and made by qualified welders and meet the requirements of the Great White Shark Safety Code of Conduct. The cage is rectangular-shaped and while it is a drifting surface cage, it is secured to [...]

By | 2017-01-05T07:05:47+00:00 April 4th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters – Our Shark-Proof Cage

False Bay Marine Big 5 With African Shark Eco-Charters

Here in South Africa we have the famous Big 5 Safari animals  (lion,  leopard, elephant, rhino and buffalo),  But have you heard that we  have an equally impressive Marine Big 5 right here in False Bay?  The Marine Big 5 are made up of the Southern Right Whale, Cape Fur Seal, African Penguin, Common Dolphins and our favourite the Great White Shark.  False Bay in the Western Cape is one of the only places in the World that can boast of such a diverse and unique range of marine wildlife, making it a one of a kind Eco-Destination. On our Great [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 March 27th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on False Bay Marine Big 5 With African Shark Eco-Charters

A Cool Experience- a great Trip Advisor review

Here at African Shark Eco-Charters, we love reading our Trip Advisor reviews, and thank everyone for posting about their Great White Shark diving trips on Trip Advisor. We loved this review and thought it would be great to share it with all our guests. “A cool experience...”    Reviewed 18 March 2014      The staff were extremely friendly and professional and the gear (wetsuit, booties, gloves, cap, mask, regulator) were of great quality. Most importantly, we saw about 6 different sharks while above water and one while in the cage. It was a nice touch that they had a cooler full [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 March 21st, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on A Cool Experience- a great Trip Advisor review

Some more Wonderful Reviews on Trip Advisor

Here at African Shark Eco-Charters we love it when our past guests are able to write about their trips on Trip Advisor, it gives our future Guests a chance to see what to expect from their trips with us.  We received the following comments last week from past guests and they all make for wonderful reading.                                               Seal Island At Dawn     “Had A Great Time”    Reviewed 5 March 2014   We loved going out with African Shark Eco-Charters to see the sharks in False Bay. We saw a few sharks, but as it had been very windy the day before, visibility [...]

By | 2017-01-05T07:02:34+00:00 March 21st, 2014|General, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Some more Wonderful Reviews on Trip Advisor

Viewing Great White Sharks with Scuba

Viewing Great White Sharks with Scuba Shark Cage Diving with Scuba is best and here is why!Here in False Bay for Great White Shark diving, African Shark Eco-Charters likes to lead the way, and we are one of the few operators that offer Scuba Air to our guests in the Shark Cage. To fully experience your dive with great white sharks you must consider using scuba gear. Today was a perfect example of why viewing great white sharks with  scuba in the shark cage is better than just snorkeling or breath holding.   It was a windy day and the sea was choppy, but the Great White [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 March 13th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Viewing Great White Sharks with Scuba

Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Breathtaking, but not scary!” Reviewed 17 February 2014 "An unforgettable experience. From start to end, the trip was amazing. The office staff was incredibly helpful in communicating frequently about our trip (weather was touch-and-go, so the decision to green-light the trip was made the previous day) and responding to 7pm text messages asking for directions to the pier. The dive itself was spectacular. It is an early start, but not bad if you're in Cape Town, and the trip out to Seal [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

False Bay Shark Cage Diving With African Shark Eco-Charters

Our Great White Shark season in False Bay has opened up and the African Shark Eco-Charters crew have run around 10 shark cage diving trips so far since the start of our season. We have had some great sightings so far this season, with roughly 3 - 7 Great White Sharks spotted on each trip. Looking for a thrill on your next visit to Cape Town? Join African Shark Eco-Charters on one of our Great White Shark cage diving trip this year and come face-to-face with one of our ocean’s greatest predators. Shark Cage Diving - Simon’s Town The adventure begins in Simon’s [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on False Bay Shark Cage Diving With African Shark Eco-Charters