Mako Sharks

The Mako shark is the fastest swimming shark in the world at 40 kilometres per hour, attaining burst speeds up to 70 kilometres per hour. Most individuals are between 1.5 and 2.5 metres in length but large females up to 4 metres have been previously recorded. This species is found in temperate and tropical (17-22 degree Celsius) waters up to 500 metres in depth. These sharks, like white sharks, are adapted to life in these cool waters and have a heat exchange system in their body that keeps their muscles and internal temperature above that of the surrounding cool waters. [...]

By | 2015-07-22T15:20:27+00:00 June 21st, 2015|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Mako Sharks

Why choose African Shark Eco-Charters for your shark cage diving trip

Love Great White Sharks? Want to go on a shark cage diving or breaching trip with people who share your love for them? Then look no further as African Shark Eco-Charters is the perfect choice for you! African Shark Eco-Charters is a top shark cage diving company operating in False Bay and, having been in operation since 1996, we have become true experts in the field. We specialize in shark cage diving, breaching, viewing and filming trips. Great White Sharks  are our life and our love, and we are privileged to be able to share our passion and knowledge with you. [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:56+00:00 November 26th, 2013|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Why choose African Shark Eco-Charters for your shark cage diving trip

ASEC film announcement – Great White Shark Legend

We at African Shark Eco-Charters are thrilled to announce the production start of our own feature length documentary, "GREAT WHITE SHARK LEGEND". The film has completed an extensive 18 month pre-production schedule and we can confirm we are now in full production! Great White Shark Legend is being produced and directed by international film-maker Ricardo Lacombe and his wife Rachel, who have worked with us on our various promotional videos. But we're upping our game to bring you a feature documentary, carrying forward our ethos of responsible education and awareness for great whites. Our very own "shark legends" Rob Lawrence and Karen Lawrence are [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00 April 10th, 2013|News Articles, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on ASEC film announcement – Great White Shark Legend

“Simply Brilliant!”

[pullquote] so glad I did it with African Shark Eco-Charters, will recommend them to anyone who decides to do this! [/pullquote] Very professional while being friendly and felt like a family. It was a pleasure to do the trip with you! Thank you, Rob, Allie and Naomi! Booked a few months before I came out to SA and was very easy and was kept updated to confirm that the trip was on. The trip itself was excellent, saw loads of sharks, had a great dive in the cage, got loads of photos and got humpbacks and dolphins into the price. Cage [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00 September 6th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on “Simply Brilliant!”


“A trip to remember”[pullquote]HIGHLY RECOMMENDED![/pullquote] Reviewed July 23, 2012 It was one of the highlights on our journey through South Africa,the trip which shouldn't be missed by anyone,especially shark and ocean lovers.Highly experienced crew was wishing to share their love and passion with us very successfully,now we adore sharks even more.Many,many thanks to Captain Rob and his crew,many thanks to lovely Tamsyn too,who was patient enough to fulfill all our wishes. Adventure with ASEC - HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00 August 14th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

“One of a Kind”

“One of a Kind”[pullquote]an amazing experience[/pullquote] Reviewed May 31, 2012 This was an amazing experience. It was not only the sharks that made the trip extraordinary but the excitement of the crew that made this a 'one of a kind' experience. The expertise of captain Rob as well as the crews' passion to give the customer the best time possible makes this charter unbeatable. It would be a shame to use anyone else for a shark dive. Visited March 2012

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An Experience of a Lifetime

“An Experience of a Lifetime 23/07/2012”[pullquote]professional, friendly and fun crew[/pullquote] Reviewed July 25, 2012 THANK YOU to Rob and his team for such an unbelievable experience. We were so lucky to have fantastic weather (after a particularly gloomy weekend!), amazing shark sightings and such a professional, friendly and fun crew to take us out as well as a very friendly and patient Tamsyn doing desk duty! I still can't believe how beautiful these creatures are - I now have sharks constantly on the mind and ready to do it again at any chance! It is also a great idea to [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:04+00:00 August 14th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on An Experience of a Lifetime

Great White sharks are back to see you cage diving!

 Cage Diving and Breaching trips in Simon's Town, South Africa. After a slow May, we've been having positive signs the past week of the great white sharks returning to their favourite cape fur seal hunting grounds, Seal Island, False Bay!  It is clear to us that the sharks are back!  And so, today the rain and wind had little chance of dampening our spirits. Natural predations and kill slicks of Cape Fur Seals have indicated their presence, however, today was the first day in a few weeks we have had the sharks around our boat, Blue Pointer 2, showing their famous curiosity. There [...]

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00 June 8th, 2012|News Articles, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White sharks are back to see you cage diving!

Blue Pointer Shark Diving Boat

Blue Pointer 2 Here is a lovely pic of our boat the Blue Pointer 2. The Blue Pointer 2 is a custom designed 2006 36ft GECAT marine catamaran. The boat is spacious and is a very good platform to photograph breaching and hunting behaviour. The vessel has a walk around cabin as well as a large viewing deck which provides an alternate angle for filming from a raised vantage point. Being a catamaran, the boat is very stable once on anchor during diving operations. The vessel has an onboard toilet and a separate change room.           We [...]

By | 2017-01-04T10:11:58+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Blue Pointer Shark Diving Boat

Shark Spotting with Rob Lawrence

Rob Lawrence Rob, owner of African Shark Eco-charters is sitting on the viewing platform of the boat busy chatting to guests and shark spotting. Shark Spotting is a very important role for any crew member, as you constantly have to keep a close look out for the great white shark. Great White Sharks can swim incredibly fast and if you are looking in the wrong direction, you may miss out not only seeing  a potential breach, but taking a photo of it as well.

By | 2016-12-29T15:18:07+00:00 May 25th, 2012|Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Spotting with Rob Lawrence