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African Shark Eco-Charters: Great White Shark trip update from dive master, Gary

By | September 30th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

And so as the month of September creeps ever closer to the end, so does the Great White Shark cage diving industry in False Bay until next season. So far the month of September hasn't fail to present us at African Shark Eco-Charters, with a number of great whites as of yet which gives us hope that this great white shark cage diving season will continue still for a little while longer. There have been some great white sharks spotted on the inside closer to shore recently.  On the Great White Shark trip on Saturday the 14th of September there were six divers of which two were local guys, were diving the Clan Stewart ship wreck just outside of Simons Town where shortly after descending on the wreck they saw a 4m great white shark. The great white investigated the divers for around a minute and then moved off.... when [...]

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Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script”

By | September 16th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script” "So I contacted ASEC before my travels to SA they organized transfers from my friends house contacted me the day before to confirm the trip was going ahead. I was picked up nice and early with some other potential bait and we were taken down to Simons town. We were quickly introduced to everyone and boarded the boat. The vessel was very well maintained clean with a small change room and head it was a very nice boat. We were informed the day before to expect some choppy weather. We were taken straight out to Seal Island and managed to view 3 kills by sharks on seals they were explosive and fast. We had a shark attack our decoy seal. All through the morning the weather kept picking up and we had 3-4 [...]

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African Shark Eco-Charters – “Excellent Performance”

By | August 27th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

  African Shark Eco-Charters - "Excellent Performance" Aug 17, 2013  A TripAdvisor Member " In July 2013 I made with some of the so-called Air Jaws Morning trips. Highly Recommended! After a nice welcome at the pier and a briefing by the crew, it went off. All questions were answered by knowledgeable and friendly team in connection with the tour or generally appeared with the great white sharks. Especially Rob, the owner of the company and skipper of the boat, one notes that he has an incredible experience and knowledge of sharks and, more importantly, has a great passion for these animals. The whole package is easy. From the initial booking via the Internet and on-site support (thanks Tamsyn!) To carry out the tour and the support provided by Rob and his crew was all to my complete satisfaction! My vacation plans for 2014 and run African Shark Eco Charters [...]

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Shark Cage Diving and THE MAGIC OF FALSE BAY

By | March 14th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving and THE MAGIC OF FALSE BAY True passion is when you take what you love and turn it into your work. This is how African Shark Eco-Charters was born...and we want to share this with you. Enjoy the magic of False Bay, from sunrise to sunset, from sharks to dolphins to whales, and join us to share the beauty of the natural world. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFaN8xC6wk  

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Shark cage diving is best experienced with scuba

By | March 5th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

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 [...]

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Zaakiyah’s first shark cage diving trip

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

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   We are excited to welcome our newest member, Zaakiyah, to the African Shark Eco-Charters family. Recently, Zaakiyah got to experience her first-ever encounter with the Great White Sharks on a shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai. We asked her to mention a little bit about her shark cage diving experience. Here is what she had to say:   "It was a beautiful summer morning when I left Cape Town for Gansbaai to experience my first shark cage diving experience. It took us just under 3 hours to arrive in Gansbaai. It was a beautiful scenic drive and once again I felt privileged to be a South African but mostly, Capetonian. I was calm and relaxed until I arrived at the Kleinbaai Harbour. When we all gathered the excitement started as I realized there was no turning around. The pre–trip talk [...]

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Shark Cage Diving – Taking The Plunge

By | November 12th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters Shark cage diving is an amazing way to experience being with the Great White Shark, and allows you to get up close and personal with these amazing apex predators. There are three shark cage diving "hot spots" for viewing the Great White Sharks in South Africa. These shark cage diving "hotspots" include Seal Island in Mossel Bay, Dyer Island and Geyser Rock near Gansbaai, and the infamous Seal Island in False Bay, which is also home to the “flying” Great White Sharks. Our shark cage diving trips depart from Simon's Town pier, which is only roughly 40 minutes from Cape Town, and it is a short 20-25 minute boat ride to Seal Island, False Bay. A full safety briefing and overview of the trip is given before each shark cage diving trip. Our morning shark cage diving trips depart for Seal [...]

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How to select a reputable shark cage diving operator

By | November 5th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

How to select a reputable shark cage diving operator. Thinking about going shark cage diving? Choosing the the right shark cage diving operator may seem overwhelming at first, but this choice can either enhance or spoil your shark cage diving experience with the Great White Sharks, so it is best to choose wisely. It is important to note that shark cage diving is not an 'extreme sport', although adrenalin-pumping, but rather a wildlife-watching experience, and every precaution must be taken to operate in an eco-friendly manner so as not to injure the Great White Sharks. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a reputable shark cage diving operator: Choose a shark cage diving company who is committed to shark conservation and who provides accurate, quality information. Avoid shark cage diving operators who use shark livers of other sharks to attract Great White Sharks. Only use licensed operators who [...]

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Shark Cage Diving – Frequently Asked Questions

By | November 1st, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Frequently asked questions about shark cage diving The idea of going shark cage diving can be a very daunting one at first, as the thought of getting up close with these apex predators send chills up the spines of many people. With these frequently asked questions below, we aim to help ease those nerve-wrecking thoughts and help you plan your shark cage diving trip by providing you with all the need-to-know information. Must I bring my own dive gear for the shark cage diving trip or is it included? No, all you need to dive is to bring your swimming gear and a towel (optional). Can non-divers also go onto one of your tours and is it the same price? Yes. Many guests surface view only. Our boat is specially designed for surface viewing and photography, and we have an upper viewing deck on the boat as well. Yes, it [...]

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Shark Cage Diving Safety – Do’s & Dont’s On The Boat

By | October 12th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving Safety  - Do's & Dont's On The Boat When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving, this is never overlooked. Shark cage diving safety is naturally extremely important and divers can be certain that African Shark Eco-Charters follows all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. We comply with a strict set of safety rules and regulations set out by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority). Before embarking on a shark cage diving trip, a safety briefing is conducted. The location of all safety and emergency equipment is pointed out to the guests. A full medical first aid kit is available on board and our crew are trained to handle emergency situations. This relieves the worry of our guests so that they can relax and enjoy their shark cage diving trip with us. During the shark cage diving trip, there are a few do's and [...]

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