The trip I almost got kissed by a great white shark.

Monday 26th May. The trip I almost got kissed by a great white shark. Ok, ok that ‘might’ be a small exaggeration and sensationalised slightly... but who wouldn’t? I will remember the moment forever!!! The start of a brand new week, Monday morning and our African Shark Eco Charters trip arrives at Seal Island for the first time in over two days (bad weather). A great group of customers have joined us, all raring to go and excited to see their first ever great white shark. A few divers on board, but none have seen a great white before. All [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00 June 4th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The trip I almost got kissed by a great white shark.

What happened at lunch time May 19th at Seal Island?

What happened at lunch time May 19th at Seal Island...?! The last week has been hugely varied in terms of shark action on the African Shark Eco charters’ trips. Today was a prime example. Our morning trip started relatively slowly, we towed our seal decoy, had a shark make a slight lunge for the decoy but then head off. So we moored up, saw one great white shark swim past and then it went very quiet for a while. The call was made to change sites, and obviously as we pulled anchor only a few metres from our boat a [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What happened at lunch time May 19th at Seal Island?

Winter Great White Shark Season Has Arrived

Winter Great White Shark Season has arrived. It's here! Winter has arrived and she's greeting us with strong winds, lots of rain and great viz to come. On recent shark cage diving trips to Seal Island in False Bay‎ we have noticed a large increase of Great White Sharks ranging from mostly new sharks and a few of the old faces too. One shark in particular we have seen a few times on natural predations, scavenges and he has even breached on our decoy seal once or twice. We like to call him chopper due to a large portion of [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00 May 27th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Winter Great White Shark Season Has Arrived

African Shark Eco-Charters – And The High Season Begins!

May 12th A spectacular start to the official high season for African Shark Eco charters, with Tuesday being the first day back at sea after the storm. Obviously storms make great white sharks happy!!! Or else someone passed on the message that we were waiting for them to become active? Either way, I’m grateful! An early start out of the Simon's Town harbour led to us towing our seal decoy past Seal Island as the sun rose. Almost immediately Rob spotted a surface predation. Racing over to the area we caught the last part of the seals demise, complete with [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00 May 14th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters – And The High Season Begins!

“Airjaws” is back with the first breach of the season!

At African Shark Eco-Charters  the “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trip is the most popular. It is a combination trip of shark breaching and shark cage diving. The season for AIRJAWS starts in May, but we have been very lucky to have seen our first Breach of the year. Shark Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They breach with such force  and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water.   The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain  area’s around the island [...]

By | 2017-01-05T07:09:47+00:00 April 9th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on “Airjaws” is back with the first breach of the season!

Media Make up

When there is no media stories around, the Media just add lib and make it up. Ok, so I have just read an article entitled ‘Brush with death! Great white shark tries to take a bite out of a group of divers – Divers have described their terror when a great white shark tried to EAT them’. And apologies for using an English expression, but it’s really got my back up. The media have obviously had a slow day in England (it’s from a British tabloid) and have decided to sensationalise the cage-diving industry. They know that shark attacks sell [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:52+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Interesting Articles, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on

Media Make up

Crazy Airjaws and flying sharks show their stuff

So, to all you African Shark Eco Charters fans and Great white shark enthusiasts, it's almost that time of year again when we start to see some crazy Airjaws and flying sharks! On Monday ‎the 7th of April we started off the day with a bang... just off the southern side of Seal Island in False Bay we came across a huge pod of about a thousand Common Dolphin which was quite a treat. Its the same pod of Common Dolphin that we have been seeing over the past few weeks around Seal Island. They seem to be here in [...]

By | 2015-01-21T15:34:05+00:00 April 8th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Crazy Airjaws and flying sharks show their stuff

Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Breathtaking, but not scary!” Reviewed 17 February 2014 "An unforgettable experience. From start to end, the trip was amazing. The office staff was incredibly helpful in communicating frequently about our trip (weather was touch-and-go, so the decision to green-light the trip was made the previous day) and responding to 7pm text messages asking for directions to the pier. The dive itself was spectacular. It is an early start, but not bad if you're in Cape Town, and the trip out to Seal [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

False Bay Shark Cage Diving With African Shark Eco-Charters

Our Great White Shark season in False Bay has opened up and the African Shark Eco-Charters crew have run around 10 shark cage diving trips so far since the start of our season. We have had some great sightings so far this season, with roughly 3 - 7 Great White Sharks spotted on each trip. Looking for a thrill on your next visit to Cape Town? Join African Shark Eco-Charters on one of our Great White Shark cage diving trip this year and come face-to-face with one of our ocean’s greatest predators. Shark Cage Diving - Simon’s Town The adventure begins in Simon’s [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 February 12th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on False Bay Shark Cage Diving With African Shark Eco-Charters

African Shark Eco-Charters Joins WA Shark Cull Protest In Cape Town

African Shark Eco-Charters joined roughly 200 chanting shark cull protestors outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre this morning where Western Australian's Premier, Colin Barnett, was giving a keynote speech for the African Mining Indaba. Following the shark protests against the WA shark cull policy throughout Australia recently, fellow Great White Shark activists in Cape Town decided to show their support against the shark cull policy as well, and to speak up for the sharks that we share across our oceans. There was tight security set up around the CTICC for the Mining Indaba Conference which had prevented the protest group confronting [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:25:35+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters Joins WA Shark Cull Protest In Cape Town