Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Breathtaking, but not scary!” Reviewed 17 February 2014 "An unforgettable experience. From start to end, the trip was amazing. The office staff was incredibly helpful in communicating frequently about our trip (weather was touch-and-go, so the decision to green-light the trip was made the previous day) and responding to 7pm text messages asking for directions to the pier. The dive itself was spectacular. It is an early start, but not bad if you're in Cape Town, and the trip out to Seal [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 February 19th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Breathtaking, but not scary!

African Shark Eco-Charters Joins WA Shark Cull Protest In Cape Town

African Shark Eco-Charters joined roughly 200 chanting shark cull protestors outside the Cape Town International Convention Centre this morning where Western Australian's Premier, Colin Barnett, was giving a keynote speech for the African Mining Indaba. Following the shark protests against the WA shark cull policy throughout Australia recently, fellow Great White Shark activists in Cape Town decided to show their support against the shark cull policy as well, and to speak up for the sharks that we share across our oceans. There was tight security set up around the CTICC for the Mining Indaba Conference which had prevented the protest group confronting [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:25:35+00:00 February 5th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters Joins WA Shark Cull Protest In Cape Town

Shark Cage Diving Trip Report – 29 January 2014

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters African Shark Eco-Charters is pleased to announce that the 2014 Great White Shark season has officially opened in False Bay, and we ran our first official shark cage diving trip of the season today. Even though we had good shark activity on our "test run" out to Seal Island last week Thursday, we were still not too sure what to expect for out trip today as it is still so early in the season, but we were extremely hopeful. We had a small group of guests on board with us this [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 January 29th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving Trip Report – 29 January 2014

Shark Attack Survivor Slams WA Shark Cull

Australian navy diver and shark attack survivor, Paul de Gelder, recently described the Western Australian shark cull as a "stupid" and "knee-jerk reaction". Paul de Gelder lost a leg and a forearm due to an attack by a bull shark while practicing exercises in Sydney Harbour in 2009. But despite his past experience, he continues to speak out in defense of the sharks in our oceans, and has lots to say when it comes to the planned slaughter of sharks in Western Australia with the new shark cull policy. It is always a tragedy when someone loses their life to a [...]

By | 2017-01-05T06:03:06+00:00 January 16th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Attack Survivor Slams WA Shark Cull

Shark Attack Survivors Join Together To Help Save Sharks

African Shark Eco-Charters loves it when people take a stand to help save sharks, and we just have to applaud these group of shark attack survivors who have joined together to help save sharks in our oceans. A group of nine shark attack survivors, including Australian navy diver Paul de Gelder, gathered at the United Nations in New York to shed light on the fact that their attackers, including the Great White Shark, desperately need protecting. They have lost legs, arms, and ankle parts, and yet they still believe that our ocean's greatest predators have more to reason to fear the [...]

By | 2017-01-04T14:24:19+00:00 January 14th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Attack Survivors Join Together To Help Save Sharks

Surfer Against WA Shark Cull Order – African Shark Eco-Charters

African Shark Eco-Charters applauds this powerful article written by writer and fellow surfer, Samuel Carmody, in response to the recent shark cull order put in place by the Western Australian Government. You can view the original article on The Drum website. A surfer's defence of the great white shark By Samuel Carmody Surfers should be at the frontline of protests planned for this weekend against the policy to kill large sharks in Western Australia, writes Samuel Carmody. My father introduced me to surfing when I was seven or eight years old, carrying me into the beach breaks off my childhood [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 January 3rd, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Surfer Against WA Shark Cull Order – African Shark Eco-Charters

72 Drumlines To Be Set Under New Shark Hazard Mitigation Policy

Under Western Australia's Government's new "shark hazard mitigation" policy, two specially monitored zones will be declared off the metropolitan and South West coastlines between September and April, and 72 drumlines are to be set up 1km from the shoreline and fished until May 2014. Any shark greater than 3m in length found swimming within the monitored zones will be caught and destroyed by commercial fisherman, including endangered species such as the Great White Shark, and some other species not necessarily even considered a threat to humans. These harsh and unforgivable measures were put in place after the most recent shark bite [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 December 24th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on 72 Drumlines To Be Set Under New Shark Hazard Mitigation Policy

Sharks In Deep Trouble – African Shark Eco-Charters

With tens of millions of sharks killed each year to meet the increased demand for shark fin soup, many species of sharks have been driven to the brink of extinction. The video below, "Sharks In Deep Trouble", contains rarely-seen footage that shocked thousands of South African viewers when broadcast on local television, bringing many to tears. Lesley Rochat from AfriOceans spent two years researching both legal shark longlining and illegal shark finning off the coast of South Africa, and boarded a shark longline vessel for two days to capture the insightful, yet incredibly disturbing footage of mass shark slaughter. Although South Africa is a small [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 December 18th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Sharks In Deep Trouble – African Shark Eco-Charters

Great White Sharks of False Bay – a definite “must see”!

Great White Sharks of False Bay - a definite "must see!" Traveler rating: "Must See!" Reviewed Dec 10, 2013 "Great white sharks trip around ... For those who like a bit of adrenaline, is the ideal place!!" Join us on one of our shark diving and “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breaching behaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss!Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips.We would consider our high season to be from May to end of August and the best months [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 December 12th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Sharks of False Bay – a definite “must see”!

Great White Shark Trip With African Shark Eco-Charters – Simply Spectacular

Check out the latest review from one of our awesome guests who joined us this season. "After many hours of trying to decide on which company to go with my friend and I decided to book up for a scuba cage dive with African Shark Eco-Charters. The searching paid off as this was the best choice by far for the experience. I had been previously warned (by companies that don't use scuba) that using scuba can scare off the Great Whites and that they don't tend to come close to the cage. This is total rubbish the sharks weren't put of [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 December 5th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark Trip With African Shark Eco-Charters – Simply Spectacular