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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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Shark Cage Diving – Safety tips for entering the shark cage

By | October 19th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Thinking of going shark cage diving with Great White Sharks? Here are a few safety tips for entering the shark cage during your shark cage diving trip. Shark cage diving is extremely safe and African Shark Eco-Charters aims to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience, while following all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. Have a look at our post which focuses on the safety aspect of shark cage diving. It is important to note that shark cage diving is always subject to the water conditions on the day, which can only be established when we reach the dive site at Seal Island, False Bay. Your safety is our main concern and this decision is made by our Dive Master. There are very few days that shark cage diving is not possible as we do not go to sea [...]

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Is shark cage diving on your bucket list?

By | October 17th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters If there is one thing that needs to be added to your bucket list, shark cage diving with the Great White Sharks is a definite "must-do"! Great White Sharks are perhaps one of the most feared and misunderstood creatures on this planet due to the negative media publicity they have endured over the years; yet these mysterious apex predators have intrigued and awed humans since our first encounters with them, and we are constantly wanting to learn more about them. Shark cage diving with Great White Sharks provides a thrilling and adrenaline-filled opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the World's most supreme predators, and is one of the most sought after tourist activities. Our shark cage diving trips aim to educate our guests about the Great White Sharks and to help dispel the myths and irrational fear that surrounds these [...]

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Shark Cage Diving & Breaching 2012 Highlights

By | October 10th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving & Breaching 2012 Season Highlights Howzit Sharkies. I trust you have all had a great time this past season enjoying our blogs, and im sure some of you had great times with us on our shark cage diving and breaching trips. It has been a mixed up season with some lengthy gaps of no sharks. Here is run down on how I saw the season for 2012: Our shark cage diving trips commenced this year in February,  and since I have been with African Shark Eco Charters, we have never missed a day in Feb for the past 3 seasons with regards to sightings. We had a great month with great white shark numbers varying from 1 all the way up to 8 or 9 on some trips. The scavenging normally happens at this time of the year as the seal pups are starting to venture away [...]

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Shark cage diving- a “Wonderful Experience!”

By | October 6th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving- a “Wonderful Experience!” Our Boat " Blue Pointer 2" 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 [...]

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Shark Cage Diving “SHARK!!!!”

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

Shark Cage Diving “SHARK!!!!” This tour was beyond my expectations. My wife and I took the morning Shark Trip our first day in South Africa. We saw about 10 different great whites that came right up to the boat (and next to the cage). We were also lucky enough to see a kill and a breach on our decoy. The team from African Shark Eco-Charters was extremely professional and knowledgable and I felt completely safe (well as safe as can be when you are face to face with a 12 ft great white) with them as our guides. I highly reccommed anyone to use this company if they want to use see great whites in action. Visited September 2012 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319718-d1887135-r141368848-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html#UR141368848 Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and [...]

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Shark Cage Diving “Time of my life”

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

Shark Cage Diving "Time of my life" An amazing group of people and Animals! The crew of the "Blue Pointer II" were beyond friendly and helpful. They made me feel completely comfortable and like a member of the family. Robis a font of knowledge on White Sharks and loves to share it. I learned a lot and came away with memories and new friendships that will last a lifetime! Visited September 2012 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319718-d1887135-r141698187-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html#REVIEWS Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior. NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! The cage floats just under the [...]

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Shark Cage Diving Guest Memories – 12 September 2012

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

Shark cage diving with the Great Whites is definitely a "must-do" when on holiday in Cape Town. The crew at African Shark Eco-Charters always love it when guests send us their videos and pictures of their shark cage diving experiences with us. We would like to thank Linda Meldrum for sharing these two videos with us from her shark cage diving trip on the 12th of September.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7HHNQj7TAEU&feature=plcp   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hvxcTLoDQSs&feature=plcp   Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior. NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! [...]

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Is Shark Cage Diving Safe?

By | September 27th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Great White Shark Cage Diving, False Bay, Cape Town When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving this is never overlooked.  All the crew of African Shark Eco-Charters are very professional and  seek to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience. 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. The cage itself is designed and built  to be both safe and comfortable for the divers. Our crew consists of a qualified skipper, a dive master, level 3 medic and a tour guide who are trained to handle any emergency situation that may arise whilst out at sea.  African Shark Eco-Charters complies with a strict set of safety regulations required by SAMSA. The boat, cage and diving equipment are inspected and surveyed by SAMSA,  and by our crew on [...]

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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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