72 Drumlines To Be Set Under New Shark Hazard Mitigation Policy

Under Western Australia's Government's new "shark hazard mitigation" policy, two specially monitored zones will be declared off the metropolitan and South West coastlines between September and April, and 72 drumlines are to be set up 1km from the shoreline and fished until May 2014. Any shark greater than 3m in length found swimming within the monitored zones will be caught and destroyed by commercial fisherman, including endangered species such as the Great White Shark, and some other species not necessarily even considered a threat to humans. These harsh and unforgivable measures were put in place after the most recent shark bite [...]

By |2018-11-23T08:24:20+00:00December 24th, 2013|Categories: News Articles|Comments Off on 72 Drumlines To Be Set Under New Shark Hazard Mitigation Policy

African Shark Eco-Charters – Our Ocean Needs Our Help!

In the past 50 years, the health of our ocean has declined dramatically and now, more than ever, our ocean needs our help! A lot of people are not aware of how much we rely on our ocean and the benefits it provides to us. To name a few benefits, the ocean produces 70 - 80% of the oxygen we breathe, generates $21 trillion in ecosystem services each year, and is the main source or protein for 1/4 of the world's population. There are 5 main factors that have contributed to the declining health of our ocean, including; Over-fishing Pollutions Invasive [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:21:16+00:00December 20th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on African Shark Eco-Charters – Our Ocean Needs Our Help!

Great White Sharks of False Bay – a definite “must see”!

Great White Sharks of False Bay - a definite "must see!" Traveler rating: "Must See!" Reviewed Dec 10, 2013 "Great white sharks trip around ... For those who like a bit of adrenaline, is the ideal place!!" Join us on one of our shark diving and “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breaching behaviour 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 to be from May to end of August and the best months [...]

By |2018-12-03T08:21:47+00:00December 12th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Sharks of False Bay – a definite “must see”!

Western Australia Announces Great White Shark Cull

Breaching Great White Shark at Seal Island, False Bay It's official, Western Australia has announced a Great White Shark cull. After six fatal shark attacks in two years, Western Australia has implemented a new strategy to reduce fatal shark attacks...by setting drum lines to catch large sharks within one kilometer of the shore, and by creating killing area zones along popular beaches in Perth and the south-west where sharks will be considered an imminent threat and killed. Really!? Fisheries Minister, Troy Buswell, said that commercial fishers will be hired to catch and kill sharks larger than three meters which enter [...]

By |2019-01-09T10:58:18+00:00December 10th, 2013|Categories: Sharks, Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Western Australia Announces Great White Shark Cull

Simply Spectacular Great White Shark Trip

Check out the latest review from one of our awesome guests who joined us this season. "After many hours of trying to decide on which company to go with my friend and I decided to book up for a scuba cage dive with African Shark Eco-Charters. The searching paid off as this was the best choice by far for the experience. I had been previously warned (by companies that don't use scuba) that using scuba can scare off the Great Whites and that they don't tend to come close to the cage. This is total rubbish the sharks weren't put of [...]

By |2019-03-11T08:10:42+00:00December 5th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Simply Spectacular Great White Shark Trip

10 Ways You Can Help Save Sharks

Importance of sharks: Great White Shark helping to maintain the Cape Fur Seal population at Seal Island, False Bay Shark have been driven to the verge of extinction. Shark have been driven to the verge of extinction due to the increased demand for shark fin soup, and every year, in oceans around the world, tens of millions of sharks are killed to meet this demand. It is becoming more and more crucial to help save sharks as they play an important part in keeping our oceans healthy. Without sharks in our oceans, this will have a devastating effect on the [...]

By |2019-03-11T08:30:15+00:00December 3rd, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on 10 Ways You Can Help Save Sharks

Dolphins in False Bay

On the African Shark Eco-Charter Great White Shark trips to Seal Island, Common Dolphins are often seen. People love dolphins and they are held in high regard, it is a common seafaring legend that to kill a Dolphin will bring bad luck to your ship, but spotting a Dolphin riding in the Ships wake is considered a good omen, and we get a lot of Dolphins riding in our wake on trips.  They are widely distributed in the offshore waters along the entire coast of South Africa and love hunting fish in the marine rich False Bay.  There are two [...]

By |2019-01-10T07:54:29+00:00November 26th, 2013|Categories: Marine Life|Comments Off on Dolphins in False Bay

Pelagic Seabirds of False Bay

The False Bay, here in Cape Town is a fascinating area, and we like to think it is the most beautiful bay in the world. It is a wide body of water with many different eco-systems, including the Kelp Forests that the Sevengill Cow Sharks love, Seal Island hunting ground of our beloved Great White Sharks,  and the secluded rocky coves a favorite birthing spot for the Southern Right Whales.  At African Shark Eco-Charters we get to experience it all, but once in a while we head out to sea past Cape Point with a group of Twitchers to see [...]

By |2019-03-17T10:41:02+00:00November 26th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: |Comments Off on Pelagic Seabirds of False Bay

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 |2019-01-09T17:52:47+00:00November 26th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Why choose African Shark Eco-Charters for your shark cage diving trip

Great White Shark Scavengers

Great White Sharks are opportunistic scavengers and will often feed on whale carcasses. Photo by Matt Dicken Great White Sharks are opportunistic scavengers and will often divulge in a free meal when they can get it, including meat from a whale carcass. Although the likelihood of a Great White Shark hunting or killing large whales is very slight, they will readily feed off a dead while that has been killed by a passing ship or drowned by entanglement. Meat from a whale carcass provides Great White Sharks with a plentiful meal which is high in energy-rich blubber. [...]

By |2019-01-09T17:47:54+00:00November 14th, 2013|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Shark Scavengers