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

Latest Studies Show Great White Sharks Can Live Up To 70 Years

Great White Sharks were originally thought to only live up to around 25 - 30 years old, but a new study suggests that their lifespan may be far longer than previously thought, and that Great White Sharks may actually live well into their 70's! Previous research relied on counting the growth band pairs on a sharks vertebrae to determine it's age and growth rate, much like counting the rings on a tree, under the assumption that each band was equal to one year. Although, in many cases,  this method is effective and true for part of or all of a specie's life, [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 January 10th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Latest Studies Show Great White Sharks Can Live Up To 70 Years

WA Goverment Not Backing Down On Shark Cull Plan, Despite Protests

Photo: A protester holds a sign during the anti-shark culling rally on Saturday. Audience submitted: Peter Best Despite a 4,000-strong crowd which gathered at Cottesloe Beach in Perth this past Saturday to protest the latest controversial shark cull plan, the WA Government says that it will not be backing down on their decision. The shark cull plan - which will only target sharks over three metres according to the WA Government - was announced after seven fatal shark attacks off the WA coast in three years. Protestors gathered to vent their anger about the plan to use baited [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 January 7th, 2014|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on WA Goverment Not Backing Down On Shark Cull Plan, Despite Protests

3 Studies On Great White Sharks In False Bay Completed In 2013

False Bay, South Africa is home to one of the World's largest populations of Great White Sharks, and provides a unique setting in which humans and sharks have had to learn how to co-exist. Shark Spotters is a pioneering shark safety programme which improves beach safety in False Bay by means of shark warnings and emergency assistance in the event of a shark incident. The Shark Spotters Programme contributes to research on shark ecology and behaviour, raises public awareness about shark-related issues, and provides employment opportunities and skills development for Shark Spotters. Alison Kock, the Research Manager for Shark Spotters, has spent the past [...]

By | 2016-12-03T10:46:13+00:00 December 31st, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on 3 Studies On Great White Sharks In False Bay Completed In 2013

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

African Shark Eco-Charters – Our Ocean Needs Our Help!

In the past 50 years, the health of our ocean has declined dramatically and now, more than ever, our ocean needs our help! A lot of people are not aware of how much we rely on our ocean and the benefits it provides to us. To name a few benefits, the ocean produces 70 - 80% of the oxygen we breathe, generates $21 trillion in ecosystem services each year, and is the main source or protein for 1/4 of the world's population. There are 5 main factors that have contributed to the declining health of our ocean, including; Over-fishing Pollutions Invasive [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:53+00:00 December 20th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters – Our Ocean Needs Our Help!

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”!

Western Australia Announces Great White Shark Cull

Breaching Great White Shark at Seal Island, False Bay It's official, Western Australia has announced a Great White Shark cull. After six fatal shark attacks in two years, Western Australia has implemented a new strategy to reduce fatal shark attacks...by setting drum lines to catch large sharks within one kilometer of the shore, and by creating killing area zones along popular beaches in Perth and the south-west where sharks will be considered an imminent threat and killed. Really!? Fisheries Minister, Troy Buswell, said that commercial fishers will be hired to catch and kill sharks larger than three meters which enter the [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 December 10th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Western Australia Announces Great White Shark Cull

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