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 [...]
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. [...]
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!
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
THE MAGIC OF FALSE BAY, SOUTH AFRICA.
"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 [...]
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 [...]
“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.