So the Great white sharks have been buzzing lately with four, five sometimes even six or seven different great whites to the boat. A great white shark ( above) eye balls a cage diver. The predations have been pretty good too. We have noticed the the Great whites have been rather efficient in killing the cape fur seals recently with loads of what we call "one hit wonders" which [...]
Shark Cage Diving. African Shark Eco-Charters What makes shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters different? Well, lots of things, but the actual shark cage diving on our boat, the Blue Pointer, is what sets us firmly apart. In the past few weeks I cannot help but notice how many guests have mentioned to me while out on a trip how awesome it is that we offer our shark cage diving with scuba regulators on our trips. Guests keep revealing to me, especially after they dive, how they can’t imagine as incredible of an adventure if you have [...]
Shark Cage Diving with a curious shark. We watched this beautiful great white shark carefully investigate this seal carcass, and then only after thoroughly checking it out, it decided that it was okay to chomp. The guests aboard our boat, the Blue Pointer 2, have the opportunity to to come shark cage diving with scuba gear, which is a rarity in this industry. Most companies allow you to hold your breath only, or just use a snorkel. Scuba diving with us needs no experience. The tanks stay on board the boat and just the dive hoses and mouth piece goes into the [...]
This adventurous shark cage diving trip takes you 15 - 25 miles off Cape Point and the Cape of Good Hope in search of Blue & Mako Sharks, and is a perfect alternative in our summer months when it is low season for the Great White Sharks. For nature-lovers wanting to experience a bit of everything, then this shark cage diving trip is a definite "must-do". Blue sharks are afraid of very little and are usually the first to approach diver and cage with a lot of interest, only satisfied after a close inspection that you are not a food [...]
Shark Cage Diving with African Shark Eco-Charters Thinking of going shark cage diving with Great White Sharks? Here are a few safety tips for entering the shark cage during your shark cage diving trip. Shark cage diving is extremely safe and African Shark Eco-Charters aims to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience, while following all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. Have a look at our post which focuses on the safety aspect of shark cage diving. It is important to note that shark cage diving is always subject to the water conditions on the [...]
Shark Cage Diving Safety - Do's & Dont's On The Boat When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving, this is never overlooked. Shark cage diving safety is naturally extremely important and divers can be certain that African Shark Eco-Charters follows all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. We comply with a strict set of safety rules and regulations set out by SAMSA (South African Maritime Safety Authority). Before embarking on a shark cage diving trip, a safety briefing is conducted. The location of all safety and emergency equipment is pointed out to the guests. A full [...]
Great White Shark Cage Diving... Is it Safe? When it comes to the safety aspect of shark cage diving this is never overlooked. All the crew of African Shark Eco-Charters are very professional and seek to ensure that divers enjoy an unforgettable experience. Shark cage diving safety is naturally extremely important and divers can be certain that African Shark Eco-Charters follows all the necessary safety procedures and regulations. The cage itself is designed and built to be both safe and comfortable for the divers. Our crew consists of a qualified skipper, a dive master, level 3 medic and a tour [...]
Rob Lawrence Rob, owner of African Shark Eco-charters is sitting on the viewing platform of the boat busy chatting to guests and shark spotting. Shark Spotting is a very important role for any crew member, as you constantly have to keep a close look out for the great white shark. Great White Sharks can swim incredibly fast and if you are looking in the wrong direction, you may miss out not only seeing a potential breach, but taking a photo of it as well.