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Adventurous shark cage diving with the Blue & Mako Sharks

By | November 8th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Adventurous shark cage diving with the Blue & Mako Sharks. This adventurous shark cage diving trip takes you 15 - 25 miles off Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope in search of Blue & Mako Sharks, and is a perfect alternative in our summer months when it is low season for the Great White Sharks. For nature-lovers wanting to experience a bit of everything, then this shark cage diving trip is a definite "must-do". Blue sharks are afraid of very little and are usually the first to approach diver and cage with a lot of interest, only satisfied after a close inspection that you are not a food item; this is great for photos and memories. Mako Sharks are the fastest swimming shark, and observing one is truly a fantastic experience. We also have a good success rate with diving with Tuna. Shark cage diving with Blue [...]

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How to select a reputable shark cage diving operator

By | November 5th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

How to select a reputable shark cage diving operator. Thinking about going shark cage diving? Choosing the the right shark cage diving operator may seem overwhelming at first, but this choice can either enhance or spoil your shark cage diving experience with the Great White Sharks, so it is best to choose wisely. It is important to note that shark cage diving is not an 'extreme sport', although adrenalin-pumping, but rather a wildlife-watching experience, and every precaution must be taken to operate in an eco-friendly manner so as not to injure the Great White Sharks. Here are a few things to consider when choosing a reputable shark cage diving operator: Choose a shark cage diving company who is committed to shark conservation and who provides accurate, quality information. Avoid shark cage diving operators who use shark livers of other sharks to attract Great White Sharks. Only use licensed operators who [...]

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Shark Cage Diving – Frequently Asked Questions

By | November 1st, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Frequently asked questions about shark cage diving The idea of going shark cage diving can be a very daunting one at first, as the thought of getting up close with these apex predators send chills up the spines of many people. With these frequently asked questions below, we aim to help ease those nerve-wrecking thoughts and help you plan your shark cage diving trip by providing you with all the need-to-know information. Must I bring my own dive gear for the shark cage diving trip or is it included? No, all you need to dive is to bring your swimming gear and a towel (optional). Can non-divers also go onto one of your tours and is it the same price? Yes. Many guests surface view only. Our boat is specially designed for surface viewing and photography, and we have an upper viewing deck on the boat as well. Yes, it [...]

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Summer Great White Shark Awareness In Cape Town

By | October 29th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

With summer on its way and the Great White Sharks moving closer inshore, our shark cage diving season in False Bay has officially come to an end, and African Shark Eco-Charters thought it would be a good idea to remind everyone to keep safe in the water and to obey the Shark Spotter's Flag Warning System. Considering the number of people who use the ocean on a daily basis, the actual number of attacks by Great White Sharks is extremely low. People are not the natural prey of the Great White Sharks. Everyone entering the ocean should do so at their own discretion, knowing that they are entering a wild environment in which sharks naturally live. We are entering their territory; they are not coming into ours. Shark Safety Tips If people exercise caution and are aware of their environment, the risk of an attack can be lowered further. Here [...]

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Shark Cage Diving – Safety tips for entering the shark cage

By | October 19th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Thinking of going shark cage diving with Great White Sharks? Here are a few safety tips for entering the shark cage during your shark cage diving trip. Shark cage diving is extremely safe and African Shark Eco-Charters aims to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience, while following all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. Have a look at our post which focuses on the safety aspect of shark cage diving. It is important to note that shark cage diving is always subject to the water conditions on the day, which can only be established when we reach the dive site at Seal Island, False Bay. Your safety is our main concern and this decision is made by our Dive Master. There are very few days that shark cage diving is not possible as we do not go to sea [...]

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Is shark cage diving on your bucket list?

By | October 17th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters If there is one thing that needs to be added to your bucket list, shark cage diving with the Great White Sharks is a definite "must-do"! Great White Sharks are perhaps one of the most feared and misunderstood creatures on this planet due to the negative media publicity they have endured over the years; yet these mysterious apex predators have intrigued and awed humans since our first encounters with them, and we are constantly wanting to learn more about them. Shark cage diving with Great White Sharks provides a thrilling and adrenaline-filled opportunity to get up close and personal with one of the World's most supreme predators, and is one of the most sought after tourist activities. Our shark cage diving trips aim to educate our guests about the Great White Sharks and to help dispel the myths and irrational fear that surrounds these [...]

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Shark Cage Diving Safety – Do’s & Dont’s On The Boat

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

Shark Cage Diving Safety  - Do's & Dont's On The Boat When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving, this is never overlooked. Shark cage diving safety is naturally extremely important and divers can be certain that African Shark Eco-Charters follows all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. We comply with a strict set of safety rules and regulations set out by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority). Before embarking on a shark cage diving trip, a safety briefing is conducted. The location of all safety and emergency equipment is pointed out to the guests. A full medical first aid kit is available on board and our crew are trained to handle emergency situations. This relieves the worry of our guests so that they can relax and enjoy their shark cage diving trip with us. During the shark cage diving trip, there are a few do's and [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 17 Sept 2012

By | September 17th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

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”, [...]

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Shark Cage Diving trip 12 Sept 2012

By | September 13th, 2012|Tour Happening's|

Shark Cage Diving trip report: Nice full boat of guests. Constant shark action around the boat, and everyone was able to have their shark cage dive. 8-10m visibility which was wonderful. Great weather, great guests made for a memorable trip. 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 QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. Only two enter the cage at a time, all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose [...]

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