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Shark Cage Diving to Rock n Roll

By | February 25th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

https://vimeo.com/58715944 Thank you to our wonderful guest  Louis von Stebut for sharing this shark cage diving video with us! :) 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 surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. Only two enter the cage at a time, all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage, allowing you to enjoy a great dive without cumbersome, heavy tanks and gear. The average dive time is 20 minutes depending on the shark activity. Once everyone has had a [...]

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Shark Cage Diving in False Bay….As good as it gets!

By | February 11th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving in False Bay....As good as it gets! shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters What’s the best thing about February in Cape Town? For us here at African Shark Eco-Charters and our avid sharkie followers locally and worldwide and the answer is easy....our return to Seal Island! This is the time of the year that our famous great white sharks or ‘men in grey suits’ make their presence known again at Seal Island in False Bay. Annually the sharks leave the island around the end of October and generally can be found cruising around inshore during the early summer months. February is the time of year we usually except to see ‘signs’ at the island that they have returned. Seals clustered tight to the rocks and no longer idling in the water around the island is an example of such a sign and indicates that [...]

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Shark Cage Diving “Beyond my Wildest Dreams”

By | January 10th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving “Beyond my Wildest Dreams” We went shark cage diving  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 shark diving  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 [...]

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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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