My favourite thing about Seal Island is…

Shark cage diving? Choose African Shark Eco-Charters. Here is why! My favourite thing about Seal Island is... Of all the things that make Seal Island in False Bay special, one particular aspect stands out for me.  For a few short moments during sunrise each morning the island is alive with the natural predation activity of the great white sharks on the cape fur seals. While some of our guests may not be too thrilled with the very early start in the morning, it becomes well worth it for the opportunity to witness these top predators hunt. Seal Island is so [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00September 3rd, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on My favourite thing about Seal Island is…

Back at Seal Island

Dawn breaks over Seal Island False Bay The first day back at sea after a number of days of foul weather always makes me at bit nervous. Will the sharks still be there? Yesterday we were back at Seal Island after a stretch of wild Cape Town weather and I was excited and anxious to see what the shark activity would be like. The morning AIRJAWS trip started with a gorgeous red sunrise and clear skies; a welcomed sight after a week of rain. Predation activity was slow so we anchored up to prepare for the cage diving. [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Back at Seal Island

Watching AIRJAWS from above

We have a very nice viewing platform for our guests to experience watching the great white sharks around the boat, as well as watching the breaching and predation events on our AIRJAWS trips. We offer our guests poncho's to wear as it can be very chilly in the early morning on the water in False Bay. Looks like these guests are having a good time!

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Watching AIRJAWS from above

Great White Sharks love the new decoy

Hello Shark Lovers. Well today’s post I have decided to tell you a little bit about our Decoy “Unlucky”! Now I have you thinking why we called it “Unlucky” here is the story behind our best friend. We mentioned in a recent post that we had just completed a BBC documentary called Earth Flight 3D, now that production crew had 3 fantastic decoys made, very professionally made. The decoy has eyes, a tongue, and flippers. It is made of soft foam, very important so it does not damage the sharks teeth when he bites it. Boy did they work like [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00August 23rd, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Great White Sharks love the new decoy

Great Whites sharks Seal Island in False Bay is unbelievable!

False Bay: Full of life and ready to entertain you! The past few days at Seal Island in False Bay have been unbelievable! After the strong storm over the weekend, dawn broke Monday morning on the water to a beautiful sunrise over the mountains and a very welcomed warm, sunny day. We started the morning with an amazing breach on our decoy by one of our favourite and most well-known great white sharks, ‘Cuz’. The breach was a full, out of the water hit on our fake seal, leaving all guests and crew on board the Blue Pointer 2 jumping [...]

By |2015-05-21T14:02:08+00:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Great Whites sharks Seal Island in False Bay is unbelievable!

The great white shark called Madiba

MADIBA Howdy Fellow Sharkies…… So you all probably wondering I have headed this Blog MADIBA….Well here it goes. MADIBA is the nickname not only to our ex president Nelson Mandela who birthday we celebrated on the 18th July 2012 but also to a shark that was tagged  as part of the OCEARCH tagging project. This shark was tagged on the 8th March 2012 up the coast in Mossel Bay. This shark payed us a visit 2 weeks ago, meaning this animal has swum more than 300km down the coast to Seal Island. Over 35 sharks were tagged. This is the first [...]

By |2015-05-27T14:27:12+00:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on The great white shark called Madiba

Great White Shark Cage Diving In Cape Town – Coolest Experience Ever!

"OK, this has been the greatest and coolest thing I have done in South Africa. And somewhere up there with the coolest things in my life. Capt Rob and the crew, Brandon, Ally, Willie, Gary (the guy in the afternoon, hope I got his name right) and you are second to none." - RJ Petrie Here are a few pictures that were taken by RJ Petrie on his shark cage diving and breaching trip with African Shark Eco-Charters. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us, RJ! Looking forward to having you join us again soon!    Different wildlife on Seal [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Great White Shark Cage Diving In Cape Town – Coolest Experience Ever!

Great White sharks are back to see you cage diving!

 Cage Diving and Breaching trips in Simon's Town, South Africa. After a slow May, we've been having positive signs the past week of the great white sharks returning to their favourite cape fur seal hunting grounds, Seal Island, False Bay!  It is clear to us that the sharks are back!  And so, today the rain and wind had little chance of dampening our spirits. Natural predations and kill slicks of Cape Fur Seals have indicated their presence, however, today was the first day in a few weeks we have had the sharks around our boat, Blue Pointer 2, showing their famous curiosity. There [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00June 8th, 2012|Categories: News Articles, Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Great White sharks are back to see you cage diving!

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – A definite MUST!

“A definite MUST!!” Being a South African that now lives abroad... a trip home would not be complete without joining the African Shark Eco-Charters crew again! Every aspect of my experience far exceeded my expectations. Booking my date was a breeze and the customer service was fantastic. The crew were fun and had a wealth of knowledge about all marine and coastal wildlife. Their passion was palpable. I would ,and do, recommend ASEC to everyone!!!   Cage Diving with the Great White Shark.    

By |2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00May 28th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – A definite MUST!