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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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“#1 on my bucket list”

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

“#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 [...]

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“Guys to deal with, definitely!”

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

“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 [...]

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Watching AIRJAWS from above

By | August 23rd, 2012|Tour Happening's|

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!

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“One of a Kind”

By | August 14th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“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

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An Experience of a Lifetime

By | August 14th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“An Experience of a Lifetime 23/07/2012”[pullquote]professional, friendly and fun crew[/pullquote] Reviewed July 25, 2012 THANK YOU to Rob and his team for such an unbelievable experience. We were so lucky to have fantastic weather (after a particularly gloomy weekend!), amazing shark sightings and such a professional, friendly and fun crew to take us out as well as a very friendly and patient Tamsyn doing desk duty! I still can't believe how beautiful these creatures are - I now have sharks constantly on the mind and ready to do it again at any chance! It is also a great idea to be connected to air so that we didn’t have to break our viewing time by surfacing for air all the time. Definitely a highlight of my trip to Cape Town and something I would highly recommend to anyone visiting this part of the world. See you next time! Janet Visited [...]

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“Shark Cage Diving”

By | August 14th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Shark Cage Diving” Reviewed August 3, 2012 Although the waters were a little too merky for diving (we did it anyway and got a single glimpse of a shark underwater), the above water photos and experience were still worth the trip. These guys are excellent at what they do and were able to get us three sharks to "breach" and several more close enough for some great photos. http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319718-d1887135-r136123738-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html#REVIEWS

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Whats so great about the great white shark?

By | August 4th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

What’s so great about the Great White Shark? There’s something very special about the Great White Shark.  Over 400 species of sharks are known to Science. Each and every one of them is fascinating in its own special way.  Yet in the public’s imagination, only one shark species looms larger than all the others combined….. The Great White! The Great White is a veritable ‘superstar’ among sharks.  It has come to represent the very epitome of sharkiness and is the ‘hands-down’ favorite of virtually every shark enthusiast. What makes the Great White Shark ‘Great’?  I think it comes down to a combination of 4 qualities: It is a very large animal, growing more to more than 20 feet (6 metres) in length and 2 tons in mass.  We humans are intrinsically awed by sheer size and a full-grown Great Whiteis certainly an impressive animal. The Great White is an apex shark, [...]

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Playful great whites makes shark cage diving fun

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

  A great white shark glides past the boat. Our sleepy morning guests may wonder how the ASEC crew members are able to motivate themselves to work at 6 am each morning. For me, beautiful days like today make the early mornings worthwhile. The water was incredibly still as we bobbed about under a lovely False Bay sunrise, waiting for the great white sharks to hunt. The hunting activity was fairly quiet, but we did see a wonderful aerial breach on a group of seals and a breach on another boat’s decoy. We then anchored for a morning of epic shark cage diving. We saw sharks from quite a range of sizes, from 2.5 m to 4.5 m. At Seal Island we rarely see great whites greater than 5 m or less than 2 m. This means we are not seeing very young sharks, which are not large [...]

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