Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay

Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay? We have a perfect job at African Shark Eco-Charters, being able to go out everyday in the marine rich environment of False Bay, we get the chance to see first hand many of the wonderful species that we share this bay with. Many people when they hear the word “shark” in False Bay immediately  think of great white sharks. But, False Bay is home to an incredible  diversity of sharks, rays, skates and chimeras’(all cartilaginous fish)  with 27 different species, representing 15 families recorded in the  inshore waters of the [...]

By |2019-01-09T12:37:15+00:00October 22nd, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Are Great White Sharks the Apex Predator in False Bay

Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Cage diving with Great White Sharks - a must while in Cape Town " What a crazy fun experience! I will start out by saying, if you get motion sickness be sure to take your meds! The sea looked extremely calm on shore but was very different once out where we anchored. The entire crew is very professional and provided good instruction throughout the entire morning. The journey begins with a 25 minute boat ride to Seal Island where you can see thousands of seals and begin to watch for shark kills. After awhile a decoy seal is pulled behind [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:57+00:00September 26th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Cage diving with Great White Sharks – a must while in Cape Town

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script”

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters - “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script” "So I contacted ASEC before my travels to SA they organized transfers from my friends house contacted me the day before to confirm the trip was going ahead. I was picked up nice and early with some other potential bait and we were taken down to Simons town. We were quickly introduced to everyone and boarded the boat. The vessel was very well maintained clean with a small change room and head it was a very nice boat. We were informed the day [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00September 16th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters – “Not even Speilberg could have written a better script”

Shark diving with GoPro

Shark diving with GoPro So July is here and it started off with some very strong winds, forcing us to cancel a lot of our shark cage diving trips to Seal Island. With saying that... never fear, the Great Whites are still here. The other day the weather man got it all wrong, predicting winds that didn't seem to come through till the afternoon. With a big scramble the African Shark Eco Charters team managed to phone our guests and get one of our Great White shark cage diving trips under way. Leaving the harbour only at 10:50am, it was [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:17:58+00:00July 11th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Shark diving with GoPro

Shark Cage Diving with the mysterious great white sharks

A creature that remains one of the ocean’s great secrets is the great white shark. Mysterious, cloaked in myth, superstition and an abundance of bad press, there are few known actual facts about these elusive predators. We do know that they are far more fearsome in our imaginations than in reality. Perhaps it is because we know so little about them that we fear them so irrationally. While we know a lot about their physical characteristics and internal physiology and even a good deal about their feeding behaviour, this is where the knowledge ends.  How much of their behaviour is [...]

By |2019-01-09T17:05:57+00:00April 22nd, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Shark Cage Diving with the mysterious great white sharks

Great White Shark Anatomy

  “Flying” Great Whites of False Bay   Ever wanted to take a look inside the body of a Great White Shark to see what make it such an incredible apex predator? Check out this link on the anatomy of the Great White Shark on the National Geographic website. http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/wild/shark-attack-experiment-live/interactives/great-white-anatomy/ Join us on one of our “Airjaws” shark breaching trips to witness this spectacular breachingbehaviour 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 [...]

Tagged great white shark pings in off the Maldives

One of the satellite-tagged Great White Sharks, nicknamed Kathryn, who was originally tagged in False Bay on the 16th of April 2012, has just pinged in at a region called the Chagos Archipelago (near the Maldives), to the south-west of India. Kathryn is a mature, female Great White Shark of about 4.5 metres (15 ft) in length, and weighing in at around 1102 kilograms (2430 lbs). It has been a while since Kathryn has been seen in the False Bay area, but we are hoping to have her join us on one of our shark cage diving trips this season. [...]

By |2019-01-10T12:14:56+00:00March 6th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , |Comments Off on Tagged great white shark pings in off the Maldives

Juvenile Great White Shark has fins brutally hacked off

Incredibly sad pictures taken by Adam Baugh of a juvenile female Great White Shark who had her fins brutally hacked off by some locals in Mozambique on Monday, the 28th of January. It is always disturbing to see and hear of such cruel and horrifying acts, and just goes to prove that education is now more vital than ever. Please share this message and help in the battle to save our Great White Sharks!! Juvenile Great White Shark caught by locals in Mozambique Adam Baugh watches helplessly from the sideline Incredibly brutal! Educate yourself [...]

By |2016-12-29T15:18:01+00:00January 29th, 2013|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , , , |Comments Off on Juvenile Great White Shark has fins brutally hacked off

Zaakiyah’s first shark cage diving trip

Shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters   We are excited to welcome our newest member, Zaakiyah, to the African Shark Eco-Charters family. Recently, Zaakiyah got to experience her first-ever encounter with the Great White Sharks on a shark cage diving trip in Gansbaai. We asked her to mention a little bit about her shark cage diving experience. Here is what she had to say:   "It was a beautiful summer morning when I left Cape Town for Gansbaai to experience my first shark cage diving experience. It took us just under 3 hours to arrive in [...]

By |2019-01-09T13:50:05+00:00December 28th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Zaakiyah’s first shark cage diving trip

Santa know you want to go shark cage diving?

Does Santa know you want to go shark cage diving? Don't just wish to be able to one day dive with the great white sharks. Make it happen! Join African Shark Eco-Charters for a truly memorable eco-sensitive great white shark encounter!   Here is some info about our trips for you to read.   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------   Simon's Town is just 40min from Cape Town and the base from where our boat departs early in the morning. A short 20 minute will take you into False Bay, famous for the great white "Flying Sharks", a term used for their highly athletic breaching and hunting behavior.   NO QUALIFICATIONS for shark [...]

By |2019-01-09T16:55:19+00:00December 7th, 2012|Categories: Tour Happening's|Tags: , , |Comments Off on Santa know you want to go shark cage diving?