Shark Cage Diving – Frequently Asked Questions

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 [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:02+00:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Frequently Asked Questions

“Simply Brilliant!”

[pullquote] so glad I did it with African Shark Eco-Charters, will recommend them to anyone who decides to do this! [/pullquote] Very professional while being friendly and felt like a family. It was a pleasure to do the trip with you! Thank you, Rob, Allie and Naomi! Booked a few months before I came out to SA and was very easy and was kept updated to confirm that the trip was on. The trip itself was excellent, saw loads of sharks, had a great dive in the cage, got loads of photos and got humpbacks and dolphins into the price. Cage [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00September 6th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on “Simply Brilliant!”

Important questions to ask when choosing a shark diving operator.

Going Shark Diving?  But, chosing the right shark diving company is very important. There is more to it than hopping on a boat to see a shark. Here are important questions to ask. Sadly many people dont ask and then regret it later. Here at African Shark Eco-Charters, we believe we offer one of the best trips around. You are booking directly with us and not an agent. There is no middle man, no commission, and no hidden agenda's. We are a family company who love sharks and its not just a job for us.  How many passengers on your boat? Some companies [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00September 5th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Important questions to ask when choosing a shark diving operator.

“#1 on my bucket list”

“#1 on my bucket list” Reviewed August 28, 2012 I have been a fan of Great Whites since I first saw Shark Week on the Discovery Channel as a kid. With so much anticipation, this was one of the most trip decisions I've made. I was a little overwhelmed with all the different tour companies operating around Cape Town. What made the decision for me was really the website. Specifically, the information about Rob and Karen and their personal passion and investment in the species. Also, the list of questions one should ask when choosing a tour operator. These little [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00September 3rd, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on “#1 on my bucket list”

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

Great White Sharks mysterious migration

Migration is one of the great mysteries of the animal kingdom that continue to elude scientists worldwide. While this phenomenon is witnessed in all major animal groups, including birds, mammals, insects, crustaceans, fish, reptiles and amphibians, surprisingly little definitive knowledge is understood about its mechanisms and specifics.  Broadly, migration refers to the large scale movement of an animal group from one place to another.  However, the reasons or triggers for such movements are varied; including seasonal changes in weather patterns and food availability to breeding behaviour. There is even something called irruptive migrations within certain species, which are migrations that [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00August 4th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Great White Sharks mysterious migration

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

Shark cage diving with scuba is best!

Don’t deny it! When you are swimming in the water and a piece of seaweed brushes against your leg you freak out!  This is just a funny caption I found about how a shark might feel!  Wouldn’t it be amazing to know what they were thinking? I think we sometimes feel uneasy in the ocean because it is so vast and unknown. It is not our natural place and we don’t belong as a shark belongs. Viewing great white sharks under the surface of the ocean is so peaceful; their grace and beauty underwater is unexpected and awe-inspiring which makes [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00April 23rd, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark cage diving with scuba is best!

Great White Shark Adventure

Ricardo Lacombe said: “having the opportunity to work alongside the staff and crew of African Shark Eco-Charters is a dream come true. I’ve been a shark geek since the earliest age I can remember,it’s something I feel very passionately about” https://vimeo.com/27917309

By |2016-12-29T15:18:08+00:00March 4th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Great White Shark Adventure