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A Cool Experience- a great Trip Advisor review

By | March 21st, 2014|Tour Happening's|

Here at African Shark Eco-Charters, we love reading our Trip Advisor reviews, and thank everyone for posting about their Great White Shark diving trips on Trip Advisor. We loved this review and thought it would be great to share it with all our guests. “A cool experience...”    Reviewed 18 March 2014      The staff were extremely friendly and professional and the gear (wetsuit, booties, gloves, cap, mask, regulator) were of great quality. Most importantly, we saw about 6 different sharks while above water and one while in the cage. It was a nice touch that they had a cooler full of snacks for us to munch on at our leisure. We also enjoyed the top deck very much as it was easier to see sharks from up top, and very relaxing to lay in the sun in between sightings. Cheers!   

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Some more Wonderful Reviews on Trip Advisor

By | March 21st, 2014|General, Tour Happening's|

Here at African Shark Eco-Charters we love it when our past guests are able to write about their trips on Trip Advisor, it gives our future Guests a chance to see what to expect from their trips with us.  We received the following comments last week from past guests and they all make for wonderful reading.                                               Seal Island At Dawn     “Had A Great Time”    Reviewed 5 March 2014   We loved going out with African Shark Eco-Charters to see the sharks in False Bay. We saw a few sharks, but as it had been very windy the day before, visibility in the shark cage in the water was very poor. They gave us a free voucher for another trip to compensate. I thought this was a really nice gesture and showed a high level of professionalism. The crew was incredibly knowledgeable and clearly passionate about the sharks. On the way [...]

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Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script”

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

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script” "So I contacted ASEC before my travels to SA they organized transfers from my friends house contacted me the day before to confirm the trip was going ahead. I was picked up nice and early with some other potential bait and we were taken down to Simons town. We were quickly introduced to everyone and boarded the boat. The vessel was very well maintained clean with a small change room and head it was a very nice boat. We were informed the day before to expect some choppy weather. We were taken straight out to Seal Island and managed to view 3 kills by sharks on seals they were explosive and fast. We had a shark attack our decoy seal. All through the morning the weather kept picking up and we had 3-4 [...]

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African Shark Eco-Charters – “Excellent Performance”

By | August 27th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

  African Shark Eco-Charters - "Excellent Performance" Aug 17, 2013  A TripAdvisor Member " In July 2013 I made with some of the so-called Air Jaws Morning trips. Highly Recommended! After a nice welcome at the pier and a briefing by the crew, it went off. All questions were answered by knowledgeable and friendly team in connection with the tour or generally appeared with the great white sharks. Especially Rob, the owner of the company and skipper of the boat, one notes that he has an incredible experience and knowledge of sharks and, more importantly, has a great passion for these animals. The whole package is easy. From the initial booking via the Internet and on-site support (thanks Tamsyn!) To carry out the tour and the support provided by Rob and his crew was all to my complete satisfaction! My vacation plans for 2014 and run African Shark Eco Charters [...]

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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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Tagged great white shark pings in off the Maldives

By | March 6th, 2013|Tour Happening's|

One of the satellite-tagged Great White Sharks, nicknamed Kathryn, who was originally tagged in False Bay on the 16th of April 2012, has just pinged in at a region called the Chagos Archipelago (near the Maldives), to the south-west of India. Kathryn is a mature, female Great White Shark of about 4.5 metres (15 ft) in length, and weighing in at around 1102 kilograms (2430 lbs). It has been a while since Kathryn has been seen in the False Bay area, but we are hoping to have her join us on one of our shark cage diving trips this season. Tagged Great White Shark pings in off the Maldives Picture showing Kathryn's movement from the Ocearch Global Shark Tracker website. 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 [...]

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Where Can You Find Great White Sharks?

By | January 23rd, 2013|Tour Happening's|

Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa is the best place to see the breaching Great White Shark Where Can You Find Great White Sharks? The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks and you can find Great White Sharks in almost every region of the globe from cold seas to the tropics, and from coastal to oceanic seas. You mainly find Great White Sharks between the latitudes of 60° North and 60° South, in waters ranging in temperature between 14° C and 24° C. Research has shown that Great White Sharks do not remain long in any particular place, and instead will only stay in a certain region for a few weeks on end. Great White Sharks are also capable of extensive open ocean voyages, covering vast distances around the globe. Generally the Great White Shark is considered rare in most [...]

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Zaakiyah’s first shark cage diving trip

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

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   We are excited to welcome our newest member, Zaakiyah, to the African Shark Eco-Charters family. Recently, Zaakiyah got to experience her first-ever encounter with the Great White Sharks on a shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai. We asked her to mention a little bit about her shark cage diving experience. Here is what she had to say:   "It was a beautiful summer morning when I left Cape Town for Gansbaai to experience my first shark cage diving experience. It took us just under 3 hours to arrive in Gansbaai. It was a beautiful scenic drive and once again I felt privileged to be a South African but mostly, Capetonian. I was calm and relaxed until I arrived at the Kleinbaai Harbour. When we all gathered the excitement started as I realized there was no turning around. The pre–trip talk [...]

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Shark Cage Diving – Taking The Plunge

By | November 12th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters Shark cage diving is an amazing way to experience being with the Great White Shark, and allows you to get up close and personal with these amazing apex predators. There are three shark cage diving "hot spots" for viewing the Great White Sharks in South Africa. These shark cage diving "hotspots" include Seal Island in Mossel Bay, Dyer Island and Geyser Rock near Gansbaai, and the infamous Seal Island in False Bay, which is also home to the “flying” Great White Sharks. Our shark cage diving trips depart from Simon's Town pier, which is only roughly 40 minutes from Cape Town, and it is a short 20-25 minute boat ride to Seal Island, False Bay. A full safety briefing and overview of the trip is given before each shark cage diving trip. Our morning shark cage diving trips depart for Seal [...]

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