Our new shark cage
We at African Shark Eco-Charters have been dodging a lot of bad weather recently, which in high season has been especially hard on the girls in the office. Sadly we have had to say goodbye to a fantastic employee and friend, in the form of Tamsyn who has been working at African Shark Eco-Charters for 4 years. She has an exciting time ahead as she is leaving us to go to China, but we will all be very sad to see her go. However, we wish her the best of luck and I especially thank her for all the help (and laughs!) she has given me this season! But that does mean we have welcomed a new face into the team -Roxanne who will be on hand to help with any enquiries, bookings or information! Together in this change over period they have done a sterling job re-organising trips daily, and getting as many guests as possible out on Blue Pointer II. And thankfully we’ve managed 6 trips in the last 3 days, meaning our great white sharks at Seal Island have had quite a few visitors!
Monday and Tuesday gave us exceptionally calm seas, with incredible visibility, at points reaching to 20 metres – almost unheard of in False Bay! This combined with our sparkly; colour co-ordinated new shark cage gave the guests this week an exceptional experience. This new larger, aluminium cage is built for 4 people, and is much lighter. So although we will still be commonly sticking to the 2 people in the shark cage, it does however give families or groups the option of going in together. This in the last few days has put big smiles on peoples’ faces! Wednesday afternoon saw us welcome Heather and her two daughters onto the trip. Heather was slightly nervous about the shark cage diving, so it was very reassuring for her to be able to jump in the shark cage with her two totally confident, and excited teenage girls! Needless to say, they all had a brilliant time – especially with the appearance of Propguard, our regular and well received 4 metres long great white shark.