Great White Sharks Migration Patterns

Great White Sharks Migration Patterns All of us at African Shark Eco-Charters, get to spend a lot of time with the Great White Sharks in False Bay, and they are fascinating animals, one of the most fascinating secrets of these Great Whites is their Migration patterns as they do not live here in False Bay permanently, but rather move to other parts of the globe with great efficiency. It has only been recently that we have been able to unlock this secret due to the recent tagging of the Great White Sharks. Migration is one of the great mysteries of [...]

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What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark?

Join African Shark Eco-Charters and let us fulfill your dream of coming face-to-face with a Great White Shark What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark? Have you ever wanted to know what it's like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark, or have you ever had the privilege of being part of the lucky few people that have? There is no denying that the Great White Shark is the most feared, yet most misunderstood shark in our oceans, and our aim at African Shark Eco-Charters is to change the perceptions of our [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 November 5th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on What is it like to come face-to-face with a Great White Shark?

African Shark Eco-Charters – No More Shark Fin Soup In China?

According to a recent article published in The Independent, the demand for shark fins and shark fin soup in China has plunged, and there is fresh hope for sharks around the world. The article  sheds some light that the consumption of shark fin soup in China has reduced significantly by 50 - 70% in the past two years, and that shark fin soup has been banned from official banquets thanks to a government campaign against extravagance, a former NBA star, an amalgamation of Chinese business leaders, celebrities and students. Shark fins left to dry on a rooftop. © The Independent [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 22nd, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters – No More Shark Fin Soup In China?

African Shark Eco-Charters: Excellent Great White Shark Tour With Rob Lawrence

“Excellent Great White Shark tour with Rob Lawrence - Would do it again” Reviewed October 14, 2013 "We had a great Great White Shark cage diving tour with Rob Lawrence and his magnificent father, on September 24, saw lots of Great White Sharks, two chases after seals. What could we say, a BIG thanks to Rob, as well as for Rob's father and the rest of the team. We will recommend you to whoever wants to go and do shark cage diving. All the best from Israel" Join African Shark Eco-Charters for the best Great White Shark tour. Visited September [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 17th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters: Excellent Great White Shark Tour With Rob Lawrence

The Facts about Chumming

The Facts about Chumming   In light of the tragic attack on a Snorkeler in Jeffery's Bay on Thursday, the issue of Chumming has raised its ugly head again, the media does like to point fingers at Shark Dive operations accusing them of chumming without any real research so we thought we would clarify African Shark Eco-Charter's stand on Chumming, and if it affects the Sharks behavior along the beaches. Chumming is a type of scent trail that that attracts fish, sharks, etc, to an area, or boat. It may be man made or natural. An example of a natural scent trail is a seal colony, bird [...]

By | 2017-01-04T09:35:10+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The Facts about Chumming

Great White Shark Excitement

“Great White Shark Excitement” Reviewed October 5, 2013   Your day begins at sunrise with a greeting from the cheerful staff of African Shark Eco- Charters for a day filled with Great White Shark excitement, and a snug ride out to an island filled with seals and birds. Immediately upon arrival the crew begins spotting for great white sharks apexing in the area. When a shark is sighted the captain quickly moves the boat into a good viewing range. Following this exercise the boat began towing a seal decoy in hopes of attracting some shark action. On our two outings we were able to view a shark breaching the water. [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 15th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark Excitement

Culling Great White Sharks Is Not The Answer!

In light of the recent shark attack of an abalone diver in Western Australia on Tuesday, the 8th of October 2013, a catch and kill order was issued to cull the suspected Great White Shark responsible for the attack. Greg Pickering, 55, was diving for abalone off Poison Creek at Cape Arid National Park, about 180 kilometres east of Esperance, when he was attacked by a suspected Great White Shark on Tuesday morning. He was rushed to Royal Perth Hospital where he underwent surgery for the serious injuries sustained to his torso and face. This is the second shark attack [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 10th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Culling Great White Sharks Is Not The Answer!

Great White Shark Population Estimated At Less Than 1,000 In South Africa

A recent groundbreaking study of the Great White Shark population in South Africa by the Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) indicates that the Great White Shark population may be 50% lower than was originally thought. The global population of Great White Sharks, which is generally estimated at 3,000 - 5,000, may have been significantly overestimated. The Great White Shark is currently listed at "vulnerable to extinction in the wild" by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), and this latest study shows that the Great White Shark species may be in greater danger than has been previously recognized. [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 7th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark Population Estimated At Less Than 1,000 In South Africa

Dispelling The Myths: 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Sharks

Dispelling The Myths: 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Sharks It is no secret that sharks have a bad reputation for being blood-thirsty man-killers, and it  is largely due to widespread ignorance and media sensationalism that have put sharks in a bad light, and have brought about these misconceptions about sharks. African Shark Eco-Charters aims to change the perceptions of those guests who join us on our Great White Shark breaching ("Airjaws") and cage diving trips from those of fear and hatred, to those of awe and appreciation of these beautiful and misunderstood apex predators. We allow our guests to view the Great [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00 October 4th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Dispelling The Myths: 5 Biggest Misconceptions About Sharks

Eye to eye with a great white shark

So the Great white sharks have been buzzing lately with four, five sometimes even six or seven different great whites to the boat.                                                                A great white shark ( above) eye balls a cage diver. The predations have been pretty good too. We have noticed the the Great whites have been rather efficient in killing the cape fur seals recently with loads of what we call "one hit wonders" which [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00 August 6th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Eye to eye with a great white shark