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Great White Sharks On Fire At Seal Island

By | May 27th, 2014|Tour Happening's|

  It's here! Winter has arrived and she's greeting us with strong winds, lots of rain and great viz to come. On recent shark cage diving trips to Seal Island in False Bay‎ we have noticed a large increase of Great White Sharks ranging from mostly new sharks and a few of the old faces too. One shark in particular we have seen a few times on natural predations, scavenges and he has even breached on our decoy seal once or twice. We like to call him chopper due to a large portion of his dorsal fin being chopped off. Up until a couple days ago chopper had never come to the boat but rather focused on hunting around the island instead but the other day he decided to come pay us a visit giving the cage a few passes. Chopper is a rather large Great White Shark pushing 4.5m [...]

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Shark Diving “Everything Was Incredibly Awesome!”

By | June 4th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Shark Diving - “Everything Was Incredibly Awesome!” "We were fortunate to book a shark diving trip with Rob Lawrence and his crew on May 20, 2013. The whole process from my initial contact to paying the bill was great especially our time on the water. We arrived at the appointed time and boarded with our party of 7. We bought the whole boat and were very glad we did. We started our day by Seal Island trolling with a seal decoy behind the boat. We had an Air Jaws attack and the shark completely cleared the water. RIDICULOUSLY COOL! We also had 4 different shark visitors and everyone shark diving in the cage got to see a shark with one pair getting a very close view of a 14 footer. We also saw 3 shark attacks on seals. Obviously, we had a spectacular day with Rob and crew. The entire [...]

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Great White Shark Anatomy

By | April 19th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

  “Flying” Great Whites of False Bay   Ever wanted to take a look inside the body of a Great White Shark to see what make it such an incredible apex predator? Check out this link on the anatomy of the Great White Shark on the National Geographic website. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shark-attack-experiment-live/interactives/great-white-anatomy/ Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breachingbehaviour 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 for the predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on the shark cage diving and surface [...]

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Juvenile Great White Shark has fins brutally hacked off

By | January 29th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Incredibly sad pictures taken by Adam Baugh of a juvenile female Great White Shark who had her fins brutally hacked off by some locals in Mozambique on Monday, the 28th of January. It is always disturbing to see and hear of such cruel and horrifying acts, and just goes to prove that education is now more vital than ever. Please share this message and help in the battle to save our Great White Sharks!! Juvenile Great White Shark caught by locals in Mozambique Adam Baugh watches helplessly from the sideline Incredibly brutal! Educate yourself about these magnificent animals by joining us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching and cage diving trips. 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 [...]

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Great White Shark Breaching At It’s Best

By | January 16th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yTWCNbI0_oY Great White Shark Breaching At It's Best. Join us on one of our “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 for the predation and breaching activity is during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on the shark cage diving and surface viewing. Transfers: Optional: Return transfers from designated pickup points in Cape Town Duration: Approx 5.5 hours. The trip departs from Simon’s town at 7am sharp and returns at 12h30. Here are some very important questions to ask when choosing a great white shark [...]

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Magical False Bay: Home of the “flying” (breaching) Great White Shark

By | January 9th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Seal Island, False Bay is home to the "flying" (breaching) Great White Sharks, and offers the unique opportunity to witness natural predations of Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals. What make False Bay so special is that this behaviour can be seen  more frequently here than any other shark spot in the world. False Bay is home to an abundance of marine life, and on many of our trips you will get to see Southern Right Whales, varying-sized schools of Dolphins, thousands of penguins and you can witness over 64 000 seals on Seal Island. We also see pelagic birds on some of our trips. Take a look at the video below to catch a glimpse of the magic of False Bay and what it has to offer.   http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFaN8xC6wk&feature=g-all-lik   Our ultimate “AIRJAWS” trip is the most popular trip that African Shark Eco-Charters has to offer, and [...]

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Great White Shark breaching – “Great trip, can’t wait to go back!”

By | December 31st, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Great trip, can't wait to go back!” "We went in May and had a couple of reschedules due to weather. Make sure you plan your trip put there early on your vacation so that you have time to reschedule if needs be. Rob and crew were amazing and very accommodating. We got into the sharks in about 45 minutes and had them around for about 20-30 min. Water was a little cold, but not too bad. On the way back saw lots of dolphins and a whale. Oh yeah, if the smell of seal crap bothers you, you might want to bring nose plugs. Overall the trip was amazing, just saving up to go back." http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319718-d1887135-r148182787-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html#REVIEWS Breaching Great White Shark clears the air at Seal Island, False Bay Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breaching behaviour of the Great White [...]

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Great White Shark breaching – beyond my wildest dreams

By | December 24th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Beyond my Wildest Dreams” We went out 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 dive 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 in fact canceled. She went over [...]

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AIRJAWS: “Flying” (breaching) Great White Sharks of South Africa

By | November 28th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

“Flying” Great Whites of False Bay Airjaws 1 and 2 is the most successful shark show ever made by Discovery Channel, and it concentrates on the “flying”  (breaching) great white sharks of Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa. The boat it was filmed on was the ‘Blue Pointer”, operated by Rob Lawrence of African Shark Eco-Charters. According to Rodney Fox, Peter Benchley and Rocky Strong, as well as the whole National Geographic film crew who were out with us in 1999, they believe it to be the best place on the planet to see natural predator-prey interaction as well as other unique behaviours such as Great White Shark breaching. Rob helped produce and starred in “Air Jaws”. Since then the Discovery Channel has completed filming on “Air Jaws II” with him, and African Shark Eco-Charters has facilitating several international film crews every year including the Discovery Channel, the BBC [...]

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Great White Sharks Breaching!?

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

“Flying” Great Whites of False Bay Great White Sharks breaching!? Don’t you mean whales breaching? Nope it’s true, and you have to see it with your eyes to believe that Great White Sharks can “fly”. Seal Island, False Bay, Cape Town is home to the “flying” Great White Sharks. This is a term used for the Great White Sharks’ unique ability to breach out of the water. This breaching behaviour can be seen nowhere else on earth on such a regular basis. This unique hunting behaviour has become world renowned and put False Bay on the map for any shark lover. The breaching behaviour is seen mainly when hunting seals. The Great White Shark comes from the deep sea, aims it sights at its prey and then, like a torpedo, it propels itself out the water, at the seal. The seal literally has no idea what has hit [...]

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