Tagged Great White Shark Killed Off Mozambique

A Great White Shark named Brenda Fassie, who was tagged in Mossel Bay around 7 months ago, made its way along the coast up to Mozambique where she was caught in a gill net and died. The online Ocearch Global Shark Tracker showed that Brenda's satellite tag had been transmitting signals from a village in southern Mozambique for a period of nearly two weeks. At the end of last month, based on dots showing where signal was transmitted from, Brenda swam around the Mozambique Channel. On October 4, she was near the shoreline and a line from this point shows [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:07:26+00:00October 25th, 2012|Categories: News Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Tagged Great White Shark Killed Off Mozambique

Shark Cage Diving – Safety tips for entering the shark cage

Shark Cage Diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   Thinking of going shark cage diving with Great White Sharks? Here are a few safety tips for entering the shark cage during your shark cage diving trip. Shark cage diving is extremely safe and African Shark Eco-Charters aims to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience, while following all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. Have a look at our post which focuses on the safety aspect of shark cage diving. It is important to note that shark cage diving is always subject to the water conditions on the [...]

By |2019-01-10T09:30:47+00:00October 19th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving – Safety tips for entering the shark cage

Shark Cage Diving Safety – Do’s & Dont’s On The Boat

Shark Cage Diving Safety  - Do's & Dont's On The Boat When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving, this is never overlooked. Shark cage diving safety is naturally extremely important and divers can be certain that African Shark Eco-Charters follows all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. We comply with a strict set of safety rules and regulations set out by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority). Before embarking on a shark cage diving trip, a safety briefing is conducted. The location of all safety and emergency equipment is pointed out to the guests. A full [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:03+00:00October 12th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving Safety – Do’s & Dont’s On The Boat

Shark Cage Diving “Once in a lifetime!”

Shark Cage Diving “Once in a lifetime!” I recently did the Air Jaws tour in mid-September with my boyfriend and another couple. Prior to booking the trip, I received lots of helpful information about the tour and what could realistically be expected from it. I felt very confident booking with the company that NatGeo and Discovery Channel use, regardless of what the shark sighting outcome would be. Thankfully we were not disappointed!! The morning of the trip we met the company at the main docks and hopped on board. The owner of the company, Rob, was our captain that day [...]

By |2019-01-10T07:37:16+00:00October 7th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving “Once in a lifetime!”

Ali’s in love with the great white sharks of False Bay

Great White Fascination Leaving Simons Town harbour on the way shark cage diving. Seal Island False Bay My first season with African Shark Eco Charters has been a whirlwind of dramatic hunting sequences, teeth, claws, flying sharks, chewed decoys and excited tourists.  The 2012 great white shark season has been action packed and I have loved and appreciated every moment of it. Last week on the Blue Pointer 2 a guest told me she was surprised to find that the crew members were as thrilled as the tourists were about seeing great white sharks.  She couldn’t believe we [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:03+00:00October 4th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Ali’s in love with the great white sharks of False Bay

Shark Cage Diving “SHARK!!!!”

Shark Cage Diving “SHARK!!!!” This tour was beyond my expectations. My wife and I took the morning Shark Trip our first day in South Africa. We saw about 10 different great whites that came right up to the boat (and next to the cage). We were also lucky enough to see a kill and a breach on our decoy. The team from African Shark Eco-Charters was extremely professional and knowledgable and I felt completely safe (well as safe as can be when you are face to face with a 12 ft great white) with them as our guides. I highly [...]

By |2019-10-02T07:19:16+00:00October 3rd, 2012|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving “SHARK!!!!”

Shark Cage Diving “Time of my life”

Shark Cage Diving "Time of my life" An amazing group of people and Animals! The crew of the "Blue Pointer II" were beyond friendly and helpful. They made me feel completely comfortable and like a member of the family. Rob is a font of knowledge on White Sharks and loves to share it. I learned a lot and came away with memories and new friendships that will last a lifetime! Visited September 2012 http://www.tripadvisor.com/ShowUserReviews-g319718-d1887135-r141698187-African_Shark_Eco_Charters-Simon_s_Town_Western_Cape.html#REVIEWS Join us for a shark cage diving trip with African Shark Eco-Charters Here is some info about our trips for you to read. ———————————————————————————————————————————————- Simon’s Town is just 40min from [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:46:40+00:00October 3rd, 2012|Categories: Guest Experiences|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving “Time of my life”

Details of who to write to ” to petition” killing great white sharks

The Western Australian government has approved a plan to kill sharks that venture too close to people in the water. White sharks are a protected species in Australian waters, but the new policy would allow fisheries department officials to kill any white shark deemed an "imminent threat to people." Australia has averaged just over one fatal attack per year over the past 50 years. The Conservation Council of Western Australia praised the additional funds for research and increased patrols but slammed the new pre-emptive kill policy as ineffective. SRI agrees. It would be far more effective to use the funds [...]

By |2015-05-14T15:49:39+00:00October 1st, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Details of who to write to ” to petition” killing great white sharks