Our boat, " Blue Pointer". Our Boat " Blue Pointer 2"
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”, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
“#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 touches gave me confidence that I was choosing the right company for the experience I wanted. The day of the tour, we were greeted by a friendly and confident crew ready to laugh with us and answer all of our questions. Rob really has a 6th sense about Great Whites [...]
“Guys to deal with, definitely![pullquote]”But when you are there, you feel like you are in the family.[/pullquote] Reviewed August 29, 2012 Very professional, efficient, friendly. It was a pleasure to deal with you. Thank you, Rob, Allie (hope the spelling is right), the "new balance" guy (sorry - I do not know your name) and the rest of the crew. You are just great! Rob knows the business - he found sharks quickly. Two other boats joined us in approximately an hour, I guess, because we were in the best location. And the cage had the up-side cover, otherwise I would not have let my 13 year old son inside. Guys, you also have an on-shore super star crew member. Her name is Tamsyn. As far as I know, Rob and the team worked for National Geogrphic, Discovery, BBC, what else? But when you are there, you feel like you are [...]
We have a very nice viewing platform for our guests to experience watching the great white sharks around the boat, as well as watching the breaching and predation events on our AIRJAWS trips. We offer our guests poncho's to wear as it can be very chilly in the early morning on the water in False Bay. Looks like these guests are having a good time!
“One of a Kind”[pullquote]an amazing experience[/pullquote] Reviewed May 31, 2012 This was an amazing experience. It was not only the sharks that made the trip extraordinary but the excitement of the crew that made this a 'one of a kind' experience. The expertise of captain Rob as well as the crews' passion to give the customer the best time possible makes this charter unbeatable. It would be a shame to use anyone else for a shark dive. Visited March 2012 http://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g319718-d1887135-Reviews-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html