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

Eye to eye with a great white shark

So the Great white sharks have been buzzing lately with four, five sometimes even six or seven different great whites to the boat.                                                                A great white shark ( above) eye balls a cage diver. The predations have been pretty good too. We have noticed the the Great whites have been rather efficient in killing the cape fur seals recently with loads of what we call "one hit wonders" which [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00August 6th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Eye to eye with a great white shark

Great White Shark Anatomy

  “Flying” Great Whites of False Bay   Ever wanted to take a look inside the body of a Great White Shark to see what make it such an incredible apex predator? Check out this link on the anatomy of the Great White Shark on the National Geographic website. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shark-attack-experiment-live/interactives/great-white-anatomy/ Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breachingbehaviour of the Great White Sharks. This is certainly something that you do not want to miss! Here is some further information on our Great White Shark breaching trips. We would consider our high season [...]

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

Shark cage diving is best experienced with scuba

Shark Cage Diving. African Shark Eco-Charters What makes shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters different? Well, lots of things, but the actual shark cage diving on our boat, the Blue Pointer, is what sets us firmly apart. In the past few weeks I cannot help but notice how many guests have mentioned to me while out on a trip how awesome it is that we offer our shark cage diving with scuba regulators on our trips.  Guests keep revealing to me, especially after they dive, how they can’t imagine as incredible of an adventure if you have [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00March 5th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark cage diving is best experienced with scuba

Shark Cage Diving to Rock n Roll

https://vimeo.com/58715944 Thank you to our wonderful guest  Louis von Stebut for sharing this shark cage diving video with us! :) Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white “Flying Sharks”, a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior. NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark cage diving are necessary! The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. Only two [...]

By |2019-01-10T12:17:32+00:00February 25th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving to Rock n Roll

Shark Cage Diving with a curious shark

Shark Cage Diving with a curious shark. We watched this beautiful great white shark carefully investigate this seal carcass, and then only after thoroughly checking it out, it decided that it was okay to chomp. The guests aboard our boat, the Blue Pointer 2, have the opportunity to to come shark cage diving with scuba gear, which is a rarity in this industry. Most companies allow you to hold your breath only, or just use a snorkel. Scuba diving with us needs no experience. The tanks stay on board the boat and just the dive hoses and mouth piece goes into the [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00February 25th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving with a curious shark

Shark Cage Diving in False Bay….As good as it gets!

Shark Cage Diving in False Bay....As good as it gets! shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters What’s the best thing about February in Cape Town? For us here at African Shark Eco-Charters and our avid sharkie followers locally and worldwide and the answer is easy....our return to Seal Island! This is the time of the year that our famous great white sharks or ‘men in grey suits’ make their presence known again at Seal Island in False Bay. Annually the sharks leave the island around the end of October and generally can be found cruising around inshore [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00February 11th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving in False Bay….As good as it gets!

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

Zaakiyah’s first shark cage diving trip

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   We are excited to welcome our newest member, Zaakiyah, to the African Shark Eco-Charters family. Recently, Zaakiyah got to experience her first-ever encounter with the Great White Sharks on a shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai. We asked her to mention a little bit about her shark cage diving experience. Here is what she had to say:   "It was a beautiful summer morning when I left Cape Town for Gansbaai to experience my first shark cage diving experience. It took us just under 3 hours to arrive in [...]

By |2019-01-09T13:50:05+00:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Zaakiyah’s first shark cage diving trip