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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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Shark Cage Diving trip 26 Sept 2012

By | September 26th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving trip report: We had a nice small group of people join us on our shark cage diving trip this morning. We had 3  Great White Sharks up to our boat on the shark cage diving trip, of which, one was a beautiful Great White Shark of around 4 metres, and the other two were around 3 metres each. The water vizibility was only 5-6 metres, but our guests had great views of the Great White Sharks from the shark cage during the shark cage diving trip. 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 [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 20 Sept 2012

By | September 20th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving trip report: We had a phenomenal Great White Shark join us on our shark cage diving trip this morning. We only saw a total of two sharks for the duration of the shark cage diving trip, but the one Great White Shark stuck around our boat the entire time! We had a very small group of people on the shark cage diving trip this morning, which is  just as well because we had to turn back early as the wind started picking up quite a bit. We did manage to dive all the guests twice though, so they were all happy with that! The water vizibility was still very good today, which allowed for wonderful views of the Great White Sharks  from the  shark cage. We were also blessed with spectacular sightings of the Common Dolphins on our run back from Seal Island. Join us for a shark cage [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 19 Sept 2012

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

Shark Cage Diving trip report: Another awesome shark cage diving trip this morning! We had a unexpected breach early on in the trip, before anchoring up at Seal Island to start the shark cage diving. We had excellent water vizibility today, around 10 metres, which allowed for wonderful views of the Great White Sharks  from the  shark cage. We had four Great White Sharks up to the boat today, so there was plenty of shark activity for the guests to enjoy. 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 [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 17 Sept 2012

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

Shark Cage Diving trip report: Another awesome shark cage diving trip this morning! We had a spectacular predation kill this morning to start off the trip, before we anchored up at Seal Island to start the shark cage diving. The water vizibility was not too great today, maybe only around 3 metres, but our guests still had some decent views of the Great White Sharks  from the  shark cage. We had five Great White Sharks up to the boat today, so there was plenty of shark activity for the guests to enjoy. 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”, [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 13 Sept 2012

By | September 13th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving trip report: Great shark cage diving trip this morning! We had a spectacular breach and one predation kill to start off the trip. Our guests had a fantastic time in the shark cage with five Great White Sharks gracing us with their presence  around the boat. 8-10 m vizibility allowed for great views from the shark cage. We had to turn back early due to the rain, but all in all, we had some very happy guests! 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 [...]

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Predation Station-False Bay

By | September 10th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|

Predation Station-False Bay Hello Fello Sharkies... This week we did a good number of trip,  seeing some excellent sharks up to the boats. The sharks hunting has been a lot more quieter this week seeing maybe 1 or 2 predations on each morning, which is typical of the sightings in early September. Some of them have been really good to watch and others one hit wonders (this is what we call when a shark has one go at the seal and that's all you see). One particular predation was really good to get to and went on for a long time. This is the image I managed to capture when we got to the predation. Here is some info on predation activity. Predation of the Great White Shark Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is [...]

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Shark Cage Diving

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

Shark Cage Diving is an amazing way to experience being with the great white shark. We love it when guests  start the trip a bit fearful and then leave, saying " wow, those sharks are amazing'. Its great to be able to educate and change negative perceptions into a positive one. Then, by sharing this experience,  are able to pass that forward and change others misconceptions. There are two shark area's. Simon's Town and Gansbaai. During the Summer (October-end January), it is the low- intermediate  season and we would recommend shark cage diving  in Gansbaai instead of Simon's Town (Seal Island, False Bay). Reason being, is that  in False Bay the great white sharks move away from Seal Island  to the inshore area's. They return early February. During the Winter, high season, we would recommend booking with us, African Shark Eco-Charters in Simon's Town (Seal Island, False Bay). You can book a shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai directly with us. [...]

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Important questions to ask when choosing a shark diving operator.

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

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 take 40 people on their boat.  We chose to limit our trips 8-12 guests. We focus on smaller groups to ensure that everyone has a personal experience with the great white sharks. We do not squeeze in that extra person, ever! How many divers in the shark cage? 2 maximum. Many [...]

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