Shark cage diving with scuba is best!

Don’t deny it! When you are swimming in the water and a piece of seaweed brushes against your leg you freak out!  This is just a funny caption I found about how a shark might feel!  Wouldn’t it be amazing to know what they were thinking? I think we sometimes feel uneasy in the ocean because it is so vast and unknown. It is not our natural place and we don’t belong as a shark belongs. Viewing great white sharks under the surface of the ocean is so peaceful; their grace and beauty underwater is unexpected and awe-inspiring which makes [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00 April 23rd, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark cage diving with scuba is best!

“Awesome experience” with African Shark Eco-Charters

“Awesome experience” Trip Advisor Review Reviewed April 14, 2012 My wife and I were in Cape Town for our 10th anniversary and decided to go shark cage diving. We researched several companies and settled on ASEC because of the small number of passengers on the boat and the fact that they use SCUBA. The experience was incredible, one that neither of us will ever forget. The seas were choppy that day but we still went out, we had 7 passengers total not including the three crew members. We saw approximately 7-8 sharks and were able to dive twice in the [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00 April 20th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on “Awesome experience” with African Shark Eco-Charters

What exactly is chumming?

African Shark Eco-Charters would like to dispel some myths about chumming we heard on Cape Talk radio station yesterday. What exactly is chumming? 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 colony, a dead whale or seal carcass even dead birds. [pullquote]Another good example of a man made scent trail created when fish are cleaned on a daily basis at a fishing harbour or beach and boats pumping there bulges.[/pullquote]An example of a [...]

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Shark Diving is the coolest thing I have done in South Africa

Its always nice to be complimented on a job well done and I want to give my crew two thumbs up. Hey Tamsyn, 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.  I am experienced around boats, fishing, diving, and surfing so I had no issues with anything. But watching the crew’s patience and help with the [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:08+00:00 April 19th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Diving is the coolest thing I have done in South Africa

THE BEST SHARK DIVING EXPERIENCE FALSE BAY HAS TO OFFER!!

Today (monday) we had another good trip, as we arrived at Seal Island, we witnessed a Great White Shark attempt to catch a seal by hitting an out-going group of Cape Fur Seals. This time the shark came off second best and was not successful. All on board had a good look at the initial attack. We anchored up and ended up with 6 sharks around the boa., Today the sharks were a little skittish and were coming and going and not really playing with us. The sharks tend to do this every now and then. The weather for the next few days does not look to [...]

By | 2015-07-06T15:53:21+00:00 April 19th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on THE BEST SHARK DIVING EXPERIENCE FALSE BAY HAS TO OFFER!!

Black and White Sharks and the Green and Gold Man

In the last few trips we have seen an average of 6 sharks visiting our boat per trip. We have definitely seen a big increase in the hunting behavior of the Great White Shark vs Cape Fur Seal, we have seen a scavenge or a predation on almost every single trip last week. On Friday we had 2 magic breaches on our decoy one in the morning and one in the afternoon. The hunting has once again starting to kick into gear. Friday afternoon we had a very special guest join us on the boat. Jacque Fourie a South African [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:08+00:00 April 19th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Black and White Sharks and the Green and Gold Man

Great White Shark tales with Allie

A bit more on the personal side.... I’ve noticed recently in the past few weeks how many guests aboard the Blue Pointer II have been kids and young teens. This makes me excited for many reasons. There’s nothing quite like the unguarded enthusiasm of youth, it has an infectious quality to it that I can closely relate to and also realize its importance in the preservation of our planet. As a kid, growing up in California, I had an atypical sense of fun and adventure that fortunately my parents nurtured. At six, instead of dolls for Christmas I got a [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:08+00:00 April 15th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark tales with Allie

Big white sharks and loads of dolphins

Good Day Sharkies Today's Airjaws Trip with African Shark Eco-Charters was an exciting one to say the least with the ocean pulsing all its power into False Bay over the easter weekend leaving behind a big swell running in the bay today. Running out, all we could see was rolling swells, this generally is not a good thing for Great White Sharks as they tend to use alot of energy so the do not like to swim on the surface but rather stay deep to conserve energy, but seeing that the swell was dropping throughout the day, we decided to [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:08+00:00 April 9th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Big white sharks and loads of dolphins

Peak white shark season, here we come!

It's that time of year again... On Thursday, April 5th, it was clear to us on the Blue Pointer II that the great white shark activity around Seal Island is starting to increase right on time for peak season (June-August). We saw a total of seven sharks, which is a great number of individuals to have but what made this trip and this past week stand out is the distinct behavioural changes we have begun to witness in the sharks. They are becoming more active on the surface, which indicates they are starting to come into feeding mode. The great [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:08+00:00 April 9th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Peak white shark season, here we come!