Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay

Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay? We have a perfect job at African Shark Eco-Charters, being able to go out everyday in the marine rich environment of False Bay, we get the chance to see first hand many of the wonderful species that we share this bay with. Many people when they hear the word “shark” in False Bay immediately  think of great white sharks. But, False Bay is home to an incredible  diversity of sharks, rays, skates and chimeras’(all cartilaginous fish)  with 27 different species, representing 15 families recorded in the  inshore waters of the [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:37:15+00:00October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay

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 |2019-01-08T14:41:34+00:00October 7th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Great White Shark Population Estimated At Less Than 1,000 In South Africa

Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Cage diving with Great White Sharks - a must while in Cape Town " What a crazy fun experience! I will start out by saying, if you get motion sickness be sure to take your meds! The sea looked extremely calm on shore but was very different once out where we anchored. The entire crew is very professional and provided good instruction throughout the entire morning. The journey begins with a 25 minute boat ride to Seal Island where you can see thousands of seals and begin to watch for shark kills. After awhile a decoy seal is pulled behind [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00September 26th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script”

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 [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script”

Chose African Shark Eco-Charters

“Awesome experience ! Want to go back very shortly” 5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 NEW Rob & Karen Lauwrence and their crew gave me an outstanding experience of shark watching. I took the Airjaws trip. Unfortunately on this morning, no shark was looking for natural predation or with a decoy (Mother Nature is like that ;-) With patience , we saw one, two and three different Great White Shark bigger and bigger. If I compare with Gansbaai trips, ASEC and Rob's Crew are offering a trip with fewer people in the boat. That make a big difference. [...]

By |2015-01-21T15:34:49+00:00September 11th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , |Comments Off on Chose African Shark Eco-Charters

Shark Cage Diving with the mysterious great white sharks

A creature that remains one of the ocean’s great secrets is the great white shark. Mysterious, cloaked in myth, superstition and an abundance of bad press, there are few known actual facts about these elusive predators. We do know that they are far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. Perhaps it is because we know so little about them that we fear them so irrationally. While we know a lot about their physical characteristics and internal physiology and even a good deal about their feeding behaviour, this is where the knowledge ends.  How much of their behaviour is [...]

By |2019-01-09T17:05:57+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving with the mysterious great white sharks

Shark Cage Diving and THE MAGIC OF FALSE BAY

Shark Cage Diving and THE MAGIC OF FALSE BAY True passion is when you take what you love and turn it into your work. This is how African Shark Eco-Charters was born...and we want to share this with you. Enjoy the magic of False Bay, from sunrise to sunset, from sharks to dolphins to whales, and join us to share the beauty of the natural world. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ugFaN8xC6wk  

By |2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00March 14th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving and THE MAGIC OF FALSE BAY

Tagged great white shark pings in off the Maldives

One of the satellite-tagged Great White Sharks, nicknamed Kathryn, who was originally tagged in False Bay on the 16th of April 2012, has just pinged in at a region called the Chagos Archipelago (near the Maldives), to the south-west of India. Kathryn is a mature, female Great White Shark of about 4.5 metres (15 ft) in length, and weighing in at around 1102 kilograms (2430 lbs). It has been a while since Kathryn has been seen in the False Bay area, but we are hoping to have her join us on one of our shark cage diving trips this season. [...]

By |2019-01-10T12:14:56+00:00March 6th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tagged great white shark pings in off the Maldives

Juvenile Great White Shark has fins brutally hacked off

Incredibly sad pictures taken by Adam Baugh of a juvenile female Great White Shark who had her fins brutally hacked off by some locals in Mozambique on Monday, the 28th of January. It is always disturbing to see and hear of such cruel and horrifying acts, and just goes to prove that education is now more vital than ever. Please share this message and help in the battle to save our Great White Sharks!! Juvenile Great White Shark caught by locals in Mozambique Adam Baugh watches helplessly from the sideline Incredibly brutal! Educate yourself [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00January 29th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Juvenile Great White Shark has fins brutally hacked off

Shark Cage Diving – Taking The Plunge

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters Shark cage diving is an amazing way to experience being with the Great White Shark, and allows you to get up close and personal with these amazing apex predators. There are three shark cage diving "hot spots" for viewing the Great White Sharks in South Africa. These shark cage diving "hotspots" include Seal Island in Mossel Bay, Dyer Island and Geyser Rock near Gansbaai, and the infamous Seal Island in False Bay, which is also home to the “flying” Great White Sharks. Our shark cage diving trips depart from Simon's [...]

By |2019-01-09T17:55:18+00:00November 12th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Taking The Plunge