Great White Shark Cage Diving, False Bay, Cape Town When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving this is never overlooked. All the crew of African Shark Eco-Charters are very professional and seek to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience. 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. The cage itself is designed and built to be both safe and comfortable for the divers. Our crew consists of a qualified skipper, a dive master, level 3 medic [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hello Shark Lovers. Well today’s post I have decided to tell you a little bit about our Decoy “Unlucky”! Now I have you thinking why we called it “Unlucky” here is the story behind our best friend. We mentioned in a recent post that we had just completed a BBC documentary called Earth Flight 3D, now that production crew had 3 fantastic decoys made, very professionally made. The decoy has eyes, a tongue, and flippers. It is made of soft foam, very important so it does not damage the sharks teeth when he bites it. Boy did they work like [...]
“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
"OK, this has been the greatest and coolest thing I have done in South Africa. And somewhere up there with the coolest things in my life. Capt Rob and the crew, Brandon, Ally, Willie, Gary (the guy in the afternoon, hope I got his name right) and you are second to none." - RJ Petrie Here are a few pictures that were taken by RJ Petrie on his shark cage diving and breaching trip with African Shark Eco-Charters. Thanks for sharing your pictures with us, RJ! Looking forward to having you join us again soon! Different wildlife on Seal [...]
Blue Pointer 2 Here is a lovely pic of our boat the Blue Pointer 2. The Blue Pointer 2 is a custom designed 2006 36ft GECAT marine catamaran. The boat is spacious and is a very good platform to photograph breaching and hunting behaviour. The vessel has a walk around cabin as well as a large viewing deck which provides an alternate angle for filming from a raised vantage point. Being a catamaran, the boat is very stable once on anchor during diving operations. The vessel has an onboard toilet and a separate change room. We [...]
Rob Lawrence Rob, owner of African Shark Eco-charters is sitting on the viewing platform of the boat busy chatting to guests and shark spotting. Shark Spotting is a very important role for any crew member, as you constantly have to keep a close look out for the great white shark. Great White Sharks can swim incredibly fast and if you are looking in the wrong direction, you may miss out not only seeing a potential breach, but taking a photo of it as well.
A stunning painting depicting a great white shark gracefully cruises in the ocean. The artist is the very talented wildlife artist Jonathan Truss.http://www.jonathantruss.com/ who will be joining us on our Airjaws breaching and cage diving trip in April to sketch the great whites.