Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script”
“So I contacted ASEC before my travels to SA they organized transfers from my friends house contacted me the day before to confirm the trip was going ahead. I was picked up nice and early with some other potential bait and we were taken down to Simons town.
We were quickly introduced to everyone and boarded the boat. The vessel was very well maintained clean with a small change room and head it was a very nice boat. We were informed the day before to expect some choppy weather.
We were taken straight out to Seal Island and managed to view 3 kills by sharks on seals they were explosive and fast. We had a shark attack our decoy seal. All through the morning the weather kept picking up and we had 3-4 m swells running though rain and a bit of wind but we were able to anchor up and deploy the cage all the crew were very safety conscious and every step was explained in detail.
We were provided with wet suits and had about 15mins each in cage with max 2 people. We had several sharks around the boat taking baits. Thankfully ASEC are the only company that supply you with a breathing line so you can stay underwater the whole time. The other company who were out on the day were ill- equipped to anchor up so they were unable to dive and returned to shore early.
The dive it self was amazing I counted over a dozen sightings of 3 sharks taking baits coming out of the murk and disappearing into the beyond. Snacks and drinks were also provided on the boat.
Why go for the rest stick with the best will defiantly go again next time I cross the globe.”
Reviewed by Ben Andrew – September 2013