Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown

Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown The adventure begins in Simon’s Town,  just 1 hour from Cape Town. A 25 minute boat ride will take you to Seal Island  False Bay. The cage floats just under the surface of the water, and it is situated alongside the boat. We are the only one to offer scuba diving on all our trips. You will be astonished to see how the sharks can just appear and disappear in the underwater gloom. It’s amazing how such a large animal can be so stealthy! And the best part is you won’t have to come [...]

By |2018-11-19T09:26:28+00:00February 9th, 2018|Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving in Simonstown

Job Shadowing

Aaishah Miller – Job Shadowing with African Shark Eco-Charters Hi my name is Aaishah Miller, I am 16 years old and currently job shadowing at ASEC. On the 29th June I went on my first shark trip. The boat trip to seal island alone was really amazing, just watching all the buildings disappear as the boat continued to move forward. Along the way to seal island I saw dolphins swimming along with the boat, which was really amazing since I had never seen a dolphin before ,besides on tv and in books. We finally arrived at seal island and unfortunately [...]

By |2018-11-25T16:17:48+00:00October 18th, 2017|Categories: News Articles|Comments Off on Job Shadowing

The Spotted Gully Shark

Let's Talk About The Spotted Gully Shark Found in False Bay, this shark answers to a couple different names, the Spotted Gully Shark, Sharptooth Houndshark, Sweet William or “Spotty” as “affectionately” referred to by anglers. The Spotted Gully Shark, prefers shallow inshore waters from South Africa to Southern Angola, closer to the sea bed in sandy areas near rocks, reefs and gullies.   This tough little shark grows to about 1.7 meters in length with the females out-growing the males and boast large rounded fins; it has a short blunt snout and is characteristically grey or bronze in colour with [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:27:44+00:00May 11th, 2017|Categories: Sharks|Tags: |Comments Off on The Spotted Gully Shark

The Orca VS The Great White Shark

Let’s Talk About It, The Orca With all the “boo-ha-ha” in Gansbaai, regarding the appearance of 4 Orcas in the bay, which seemed to coincide with the disappearance of the Great White Shark population from the famous Shark Alley, I thought I would take a deeper look into this phenomenon, of course only once the sharks had returned.   There seems to be differing beliefs here, some on the side of the Orca, saying they are not responsible for the disappearance of the Great Whites, as they are not a threat and others who believe they are a threat and [...]

By |2018-12-03T09:06:00+00:00March 24th, 2017|Categories: Marine Life|Tags: |Comments Off on The Orca VS The Great White Shark

Great White Shark Natural predations

Natural predations witnessed while shark cage diving On many of our shark cage diving trips, we get to witness the rare and phenomenal natural predation events that Seal Island, False Bay has to offer. 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. Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:40:06+00:00January 13th, 2017|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Great White Shark Natural predations

Part 2. Summing up the white shark season

Successfully snatched our decoy and gaping at it in the flawless water conditions Further, seeing some of our favourite sharks returning to the boat over consecutive days, a special mention (and thanks) to some of the stars this year: “Zebra,” “Dodgey L,” “Prop,” “Jika,” “Patches,” “Captain MF Hook” “Stumpy Freddy,” “The one with the bent dorsal (Orca/Nemo)” and a few OCEARCH tagged sharks, including “Vindication” and “Maureen.” Of course once we’ve named them, we get very emotionally attached. They become like a puppy dog, really cute but with rather sharp teeth, eating all your personal belongings. When naming and identifying [...]

By |2018-12-07T10:32:55+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Sharks|Comments Off on Part 2. Summing up the white shark season

Summing up the surprises of the 2016

White Shark season, Seal Island, False Bay By: Leigh de Necker White sharks typically visit False Bay’s Seal Island to take advantage of vulnerable young of the year Cape fur seal pups when they start entering the water to feed. This is generally between March and September, however, this season showed a number of deviations from the expected norms. We took a trip to the Island towards the end of January and before we even had any bait in the water, we had seen a shark. We were beyond excited by the chance of having an early start to the [...]

By |2018-12-10T07:15:23+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Summing up the surprises of the 2016

Up Close and Almost Too Personal

  Up Close and Almost Too Personal with the Great White Sharks of False Bay with African Shark Eco Charters By Paul Danckwerts How do you write about a great white shark, it’s immense never ending silvery flanks catching the light as it scythes through the bubbly gloom six inches in front of your face? With difficulty. Just to see one of these behemoths is a privilege and an emotional one at that for anybody who knows anything about these misunderstood monsters of the deep. It is captained by Rob Lawrence, one of the pioneers of the shark cage diving [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:17:51+00:00October 11th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on Up Close and Almost Too Personal

A Wrap of Our Season

My Entire perception on Great White Sharks has changed. Well, this has been my first season working with African Shark Eco-Charters and definitely not my last. Not only has my entire perception on Great White Sharks changed since iv started working with them, but iv also grown a love for the amazing animals which at one stage didnt think was possible. Staying this, If you are one of those people (like i was) which didn't really know the facts about Great White Sharks or their behavior I highly recommend you booking a trip with us - You will be amazed! [...]

By |2018-12-10T11:29:46+00:00September 28th, 2016|Categories: Tour Happening's|Comments Off on A Wrap of Our Season

Top 10 things to do in Simons Town part two

So we’ve cancelled your shark cage diving trip-what now? You made your online booking weeks ago, told everyone including your nosey co-worker of your upcoming Afri-venture, got on a long car or plane ride to Cape Town, and the day of your cage dive is finally here! Except -we just cancelled the trip cause of rough sea conditions or bad weather and what’s worse-you are already on your way to Simons Town! What to do now? In the last blog we offered 5 of 10 things to do when in Simons Town, here are the other 5… KAYAK OR CANOE [...]

By |2018-11-26T09:12:35+00:00August 26th, 2016|Categories: News Articles|Tags: |Comments Off on Top 10 things to do in Simons Town part two

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