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Great White Shark Anatomy

By | April 19th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

  “Flying” Great Whites of False Bay   Ever wanted to take a look inside the body of a Great White Shark to see what make it such an incredible apex predator? Check out this link on the anatomy of the Great White Shark on the National Geographic website. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shark-attack-experiment-live/interactives/great-white-anatomy/ Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breachingbehaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season to be from May to end of August and the best months for the predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on the shark cage diving and surface [...]

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Great White Shark breaching – “Great trip, can’t wait to go back!”

By | December 31st, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Great trip, can't wait to go back!” "We went in May and had a couple of reschedules due to weather. Make sure you plan your trip put there early on your vacation so that you have time to reschedule if needs be. Rob and crew were amazing and very accommodating. We got into the sharks in about 45 minutes and had them around for about 20-30 min. Water was a little cold, but not too bad. On the way back saw lots of dolphins and a whale. Oh yeah, if the smell of seal crap bothers you, you might want to bring nose plugs. Overall the trip was amazing, just saving up to go back." http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319718-d1887135-r148182787-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html#REVIEWS Breaching Great White Shark clears the air at Seal Island, False Bay Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breaching behaviour of the Great White [...]

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Great White Shark breaching – beyond my wildest dreams

By | December 24th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Beyond my Wildest Dreams” We went out with ASEC for an AIRJAWS dive in mid-June and it was absolutely the highlight of our 3 week trip in South Africa. Captain Rob and his crew are passionate, enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable about the Great Whites and they will do everything in their powers to ensure the best possible experience for your dive trip. Weather can be a problem in False Bay and cause trip cancelations, so I would suggest scheduling your dive trip early on in your stay so if necessary, you could go another day. Two days before our scheduled trip I got an email letting us know the conditions were not looking good for our trip and ASEC would know for sure the following day. The next day I got a call from Tamsyn who works in the office and our trip was in fact canceled. She went over [...]

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AIRJAWS: “Flying” (breaching) Great White Sharks of South Africa

By | November 28th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Flying” Great Whites of False Bay Airjaws 1 and 2 is the most successful shark show ever made by Discovery Channel, and it concentrates on the “flying”  (breaching) great white sharks of Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa. The boat it was filmed on was the ‘Blue Pointer”, operated by Rob Lawrence of African Shark Eco-Charters. According to Rodney Fox, Peter Benchley and Rocky Strong, as well as the whole National Geographic film crew who were out with us in 1999, they believe it to be the best place on the planet to see natural predator-prey interaction as well as other unique behaviours such as Great White Shark breaching. Rob helped produce and starred in “Air Jaws”. Since then the Discovery Channel has completed filming on “Air Jaws II” with him, and African Shark Eco-Charters has facilitating several international film crews every year including the Discovery Channel, the BBC [...]

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Great White Sharks Breaching!?

By | November 26th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Flying” Great Whites of False Bay Great White Sharks breaching!? Don’t you mean whales breaching? Nope it’s true, and you have to see it with your eyes to believe that Great White Sharks can “fly”. Seal Island, False Bay, Cape Town is home to the “flying” Great White Sharks. This is a term used for the Great White Sharks’ unique ability to breach out of the water. This breaching behaviour can be seen nowhere else on earth on such a regular basis. This unique hunting behaviour has become world renowned and put False Bay on the map for any shark lover. The breaching behaviour is seen mainly when hunting seals. The Great White Shark comes from the deep sea, aims it sights at its prey and then, like a torpedo, it propels itself out the water, at the seal. The seal literally has no idea what has hit [...]

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Breaching Great White Shark Shows Off Maginicent White Belly

By | November 22nd, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Breaching Great White Shark shows off magnificent while belly Did you know...the Great White Shark gets its name from its universal all-white belly. The dorsal colouring however, ranges from pale to dark grey, and can vary tremendously depending on the lighting, water colour and vizibility. Awesome picture taken by Rob Lawrence of an under-belly breach! Join us on one of our "Airjaws" shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breachingbehaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season to be from May to end of August and the best months for the predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on [...]

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Ultimate “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trips with African Shark Eco-Charters

By | November 16th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Our ultimate "AIRJAWS" trip is the most popular trip that African Shark Eco-Charters has to offer, and is a combination trip which focuses on the natural predations, breaching, shark cage diving and surface viewing all on one trip. This adventurous 5.5 hour breaching and shark cage diving trip ventures out to Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa, the only place in the world where the natural predations and breaching activity occurs so regularly. We depart early in the morning as the best time to witness the Great White Shark's natural predatory interaction with the Cape Fur Seals is just before and at sunrise, mainly at certain area’s around the island, and only for a few months of the year.  The best months to witness the natural predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise [...]

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Cage Diving “Wonderful Experience!”

By | September 26th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Cage Diving “Wonderful Experience!” Reviewed September 16, 2012 This trip was truly an epic experience. From the time I booked the trip to stepping off the boat at the end, everything was handled very professionally and efficiently by the staff of this family-owned business. Booking the trip by email went smoothly and I was given options on payment which was very nice. They explained that even though I had to put a credit card on file, I could pay cash at the end to save the 3% added to non-cash transactions. So I was able to plan that part ahead of time. I chose to book the optional round trip transportation from my hotel and our driver was on time, very nice, and the drive to Simon's Town was pretty quick (about 45 minutes). Once we arrived, we all boarded and headed out immediately in our small group of twelve. [...]

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My favourite thing about Seal Island is…

By | September 3rd, 2012|Tour Happening's|

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 unique because it is the best place in the world to view white sharks breach, sometimes multiple times, when they hunt seals early in the morning. The ocean floor topography, a steep drop off surrounding the island, allows the sharks to attack from below with such velocity that they are [...]

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Back at Seal Island

By | August 23rd, 2012|Tour Happening's|

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. A full boat of guests waited with expectation as we put out our baits and the decoy. After a few brief sightings we finally got a wonderful player shark around the boat. This beautiful 2.5 meter shark was light grey and had distinctive tufts of parasites on its dorsal fin. [...]

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