The Ultimate Guide To Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town, South Africa

The best time of year for shark cage diving in Cape Town Deciding on the best time for you to go shark cage diving in Cape Town, South Africa, will depend on what types of sharks you are wanting to see. This will also depend on the various shark cage diving areas and the seasons in which each of these areas operates. For example, the last year and a half has seen the introduction of the Sevengill Broadnose Sharks into the False Bay cage diving area. This has brought about an extension of the False Bay Shark Cage diving season, [...]

By |2019-07-10T10:47:21+00:00July 10th, 2019|Categories: Interesting Articles, Sharks|Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide To Shark Cage Diving in Cape Town, South Africa

Birds of False Bay and Seal Island

Not only do we find Cape Fur Seals and Great White Sharks and Seven Gilled Cow Sharks at Seal Island, but the island is host to several bird species. Here is a great blog on birds that call False Bay "home". Cape Cormorants (Phalacrocorax capensis) These black/brown birds with a bright orange gape of the bill and a turquoise eye are found in abundance on Seal Island. This species of cormorant is the most common along our shores, but is confined to the coast. They are found all along the south-western Cape coast and are winter visitors to KwaZulu Natal. [...]

By |2019-05-30T11:26:57+00:00May 30th, 2019|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Birds of False Bay and Seal Island

Types of Sharks in False Bay, Cape Town

Due to the infamy, the Great White Shark has achieved in False Bay in Cape Town, one tends to overlook the magnificent diversity of other types of Sharks we find in False Bay. Although being able to safely see a Great White Shark is deservedly on many a man’s bucket list, many of our smaller predators are over shadowed by the powerful presence of the White. Yet the sea that surrounds the Cape Peninsula is abundant in incredible sea life, including the many types of sharks that we will briefly discuss below. Here is a comprehensive list of all the types [...]

By |2019-03-27T19:01:51+00:00March 25th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Types of Sharks in False Bay, Cape Town

A False Bay Dive

False Bay Map Diving in the deep blue sea... few can understand the tranquillity; the calm that the water brings when you fin through the ocean and marveling at its nature. So much of the ocean has yet to be discovered, much of it is in places humans are unable to reach. Driving to Simon’s Town along the False Bay coastal road, you’ll have passed the wreck of the SS Clan Stuart on your left. Her engine block protrudes from the water at low tide, and only the highest spring tides come close to covering it. The steamer [...]

By |2018-11-29T09:37:17+00:00September 25th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on A False Bay Dive

False Bay’s Ocean Critters

False bay is a body of water defined by Cape Hangklip derived from the Dutch for Hanging-rock and the Cape Peninsula in the extreme south-west of South Africa, False Bay is enclosed by mountainous terrain and urban structure. Seal Island - The main breeding site of Cape Fur Seals. There is a small island in the bay called Seal Island, which is one of the main breeding sites for the Cape fur seal. The seals attract many great white sharks and some of the biggest sharks ever seen have been spotted in these waters. These sharks are famous for the [...]

By |2018-11-29T10:11:44+00:00September 13th, 2018|Categories: Interesting Articles|Comments Off on False Bay’s Ocean Critters

The return of the Great White Sharks to False Bay

In False Bay, it’s been a very long and painful stretch; an 8 week and 6 day stretch to be exact. But now, and I say this with cautious optimism; “they are back!” Our sharks seem to have returned to our Island, bringing with them, a couple juveniles, 2 meter juveniles, that jump and hunt with inexperienced skill, and as yet a little on the cautious side, not too sure of our boats. But then there is the lovely lady; a 3.5 meter girl, with a girth well worth the mention, and she just loved our boat and cage! Not [...]

By |2019-03-26T16:57:36+00:00June 15th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The return of the Great White Sharks to False Bay

Facts about Cape Fur Seals

Seal Blog: Team Seal Here are some Cape Fur Seal Facts I bet you didn’t know about! Here in the Southern Peninsula, our resident seals are the Cape Fur Seals. We do find other seal Sub-species along our coastline, such as the Leopard Seal, Elephant Sea and Sub-Antarctic Seal, however the Cape Furs are the only ones know to breed down here. Interestingly enough the Cape Fur Seal and the Australian Fur Seal are almost identical, their only differences being the geographical ranges. The Cape Fur is an eared Seal, unlike other seal species. On our trips out to Seal [...]

By |2018-11-23T07:52:29+00:00July 2nd, 2015|Categories: Marine Life|Tags: |Comments Off on Facts about Cape Fur Seals

Reviews for African Shark Eco-Charters

African Shark Eco-Charters are exceptionally pleased at our great reviews, and would like to share them with you. We thank everyone who takes the time to write about their cage diving experience, and we especially enjoy reading about how much our Great Whites are loved and appreciated. We hope to see you all again in the near future, and hope you carry your experience with you wherever you may go!   “Great experience that we will never forget” Reviewed 16 October 2014 My wife and I planned our whole vacation around seeing a Great White at Seal Island and our [...]

By |2019-03-08T12:44:28+00:00October 30th, 2014|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Reviews for African Shark Eco-Charters

The Great White Shark season at African Shark Eco Charters draws to a close

End of the season Far too soon it seems my season with African Shark Eco Charters has come to an end. How the months have flown by so fast I have no idea, but what a time its been! I am so lucky to have shared it with a huge number of people from around the world on a daily basis! The guests we’ve had on board have been so much fun, all incredibly varied –different cultures, languages and ages (from 8 to 80!), but almost without exception each and everyone has gone away with a new respect (or a [...]

By |2019-04-02T10:48:04+00:00September 25th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on The Great White Shark season at African Shark Eco Charters draws to a close

Sharks we have had with African Shark Eco-charters

 Sharks with African Shark Eco-Charters So today I'm going to do a bit of a recap on the sharks we have had grace us with their majestic appearances around the boat time and time again. So far this season we have been blessed with plenty different great white sharks with quite a few players that we have had the privilege of naming. We have seen two familiar great whites who have been coming back to seal island repeatedly for a few years now. One being Deux Rossi who has been repeatedly coming back to seal island for [...]

By |2019-01-09T13:55:40+00:00July 24th, 2014|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Sharks we have had with African Shark Eco-charters

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