About Rob Lawrence

Shark expert Rob Lawrence, together with his wife Karen and their dedicated team in Simon’s Town, Cape Town. Rob, also known as shark legend Rob or Captain Rob has been working with great white sharks for the last 20 years and has dedicated his life to the great white shark.

ASEC’S Focus on May 2019

With May came a new insights. May came quickly this year; words we say every year, but this year, there was a difference! With the advent of the Sevengill Broadnose at our famous Seal Island, we had a very interesting albeit different season from those we have become accustomed to over the past 20+ years we have been sharing our beautiful marine eco-system, with you, our guests! Actually, we started seeing this new and exciting evolution to our season from the start of the season in 2018, where we were met with a Sevengill Broadnose Cow Shark at the island [...]

By |2019-06-01T10:02:39+00:00June 1st, 2019|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on ASEC’S Focus on May 2019

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

Recent African Shark Eco-Charters TripAdvisor Reviews

We want to thank everyone for their TripAdvisor reviews on African Shark Eco-Charters. Here are a few recent ones; "Great experience!" 30 Apr 2019 The crew was great! On arrival there was a coffee and then it was already in the direction of the boat. Just in time for the sunrise we arrived at the 'Ring of Death'. After the briefing, it was already in the water. It was not long before we saw the first sharks. The crew had a lot of interesting information for us and answered all questions in detail. There was enough to drink and snacks [...]

By |2019-05-06T22:23:55+00:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: Reviews|Comments Off on Recent African Shark Eco-Charters TripAdvisor Reviews

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

Great White Shark Fun Facts

“Shark”… Few words have as much attention grabbing power. Add “Great White” to that and you will command a room. Many wait an entire lifetime to see a Great White Shark, but few want to meet one, thanks to Hollywood’s unrealistic and deceitful portrayal of the Great White, in its pursuit of fame and fortune, no image induces as much fear or signifies “death” in the water, as much as a dorsal fin! How much do you really know about The Great White Shark? Truthfully, how much does anyone really know about this fascinating creature? Well, I have decided to [...]

By |2019-04-01T09:57:20+00:00March 18th, 2019|Categories: Interesting Articles, Sharks|Comments Off on Great White Shark Fun Facts

Natural Predation of The Great White Shark

Predation of the Great White Shark Predation is one of the most fundamental interactions in nature and one of the most fascinating interactions to observe, but predation is rarely observed in the wild. Seal Island, in False Bay, South Africa, provides unique opportunities to observe natural predation by Great White Sharks on Cape Fur Seals and to observe social interactions among both species. Methods used in the study of the Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals As part of a larger study instigated by Rob Lawrence of African Shark Eco-Charters and a colleague, predator-prey interactions between Great White Sharks and Cape Fur Seals at Seal Island, False Bay, South Africa, were [...]

By |2019-04-03T09:52:46+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Natural Predation of The Great White Shark

The Ultimate Guide To Great White Sharks

Welcome to our Ultimate Guide to Great White Sharks. There are a variety of sharks, 503 different species of shark to be precise; but in this ultimate guide to Great White Sharks, we will be dealing with information and titbits about Great White Sharks. This ultimate guide to Great White Sharks, will offer information about Great White Sharks, including their digestive system, eyes and sense of smell, as well as other aspects of the Great White Shark industry, like cage diving and what it could possibly be like for the Great White Shark. Hopefully our ultimate guide to Great White [...]

By |2019-04-03T08:56:47+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on The Ultimate Guide To Great White Sharks

Best Places to see Great White Sharks

Seal Island in False Bay, South Africa is the best place to see the breaching Great White Shark The Great White Shark is one of the most widely distributed of all sharks and has been sighted in almost every region of the globe from cold seas to the tropics, and from coastal to oceanic seas. They are mainly found between the latitudes of 60° North and 60° South, in waters ranging in temperature between 14° C and 24° C. Research has shown that Great White Sharks do not remain long in any particular place, and instead will only stay in [...]

By |2019-04-03T09:47:50+00:00March 8th, 2019|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Best Places to see Great White Sharks

Guest and Volunteer Experiences

One of the things we love, almost as much as sharks, is hearing from our guests and how they enjoyed their time spent with us and our False Bay sharks. We love to read their stories, reviews and tweets. We also spend time with our communities, and take in a number of job shadow applicants. We take these young people for an experience on the boat, we get them in the cage as well as take time with them, teaching the in’s and out’s of eco-tourism in the shark diving sector. Below, we have added three such short stories to [...]

By |2019-02-09T09:19:01+00:00February 9th, 2019|Categories: Guest Experiences|Comments Off on Guest and Volunteer Experiences

From A Sharks Perspective

A different perspective…   “I can smell them. The seals. Tasty, tasty seals. I just have to wait for the right one to pass overhead. Da….Da! Da…Da! Da..Da! DaDaDaDaDa! ” Bam! I soar through the air…graceful like a dolphin. “No! Come back! I want to eat you…I’m hungry.”  In the background I hear a roar racing towards me. “Better move. Find another seal. I’m so hungry. Always hungry for seals.  The big white noisy thing has moved off. I think they are looking for me. Maybe I should show them how I catch seals. I hear that roar coming closer [...]

By |2019-02-04T15:41:18+00:00January 28th, 2019|Categories: Interesting Articles, Sharks|Comments Off on From A Sharks Perspective