African Shark

We are a top shark cage diving company operating in False Bay, experts since 1996. We specialize in shark cage diving, breaching, viewing and filming trips. Great White sharks are our life and our love and we are privileged to be able to share our passion and our knowledge with you.

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Love sharks? Want to experience sharks in their natural environment? How about breaching Great White Sharks, during the season, and do you want to do this with people that share your love for them, then look no further! We are a top shark cage diving company operating in False Bay; the original operator in False Bay, since its inception in 1996. We specialize in shark cage diving, breaching, viewing and filming trips. Great Whites and all sharks, as well as other marine life, are our life, our love, and passion and we are privileged to be able to share our this and our knowledge with you. We are a first-rate shark cage diving company and the “Shark Legend” and owner, Rob Lawrence personally takes the majority of the tours. Our testimonials reviews as well as being the first choice to many of the top safari companies in SA, Namibia, Botswana and overseas, speak for themselves. We are the only shark cage diving company that offer scuba with every dive, others make you “hold your breath or snorkel.” We operate from Simon’s Town, only 45 min from Cape Town. Why drive hours to go shark cage diving? We dive 4 to 5 in a cage – don’t be one of 8 in the shark cage! During peak season you can experience great white shark breaching and cage diving on the same trip. We are proudly Eco-sensitive, promising that your shark cage dive trip is managed in an ethical and socially responsible manner. We only take small groups on our boat. We won’t ever squeeze in another guest, promise! We cater for 5-10 day shark cage diving trips, photographers, film documentaries & film shoots. Tours: Shark Cage Diving in Simons Town:Shark Tours.We offer two main shark cage diving trips. AM shark diving combo airjaws trip and the PM shark diving trip. Both offer shark cage diving with scuba. “AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town: Shark Tours: What is AIRJAWS Shark Breaching? Shark Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They breach with such force and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water. The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain areas around the island and only for a few months of the year. Afternoon Shark Cage Diving Trip – Simon’s Town: Shark Tours: During our afternoon shark cage diving trip you will be able to see the Great White Sharks from a point blank range and the best part is that this trip revolve around shark cage diving. No diving experience is necessary. Shark Cage Diving Cape Town in Gansbaai: Shark Tours: Shark cage diving Cape Town – Gansbaai ( 2.5 hrs from Cape Town), is done in a narrow channel called Shark Alley, which is the open stretch of water between Dyer Island and nearby Geyser Island. Five day Shark trip:Shark Tours: Over the years we have found our 5 day shark trip to be an incredibly popular package, especially among photographers and Great White enthusiasts, and for those guests who don’t have the opportunity for a full 10 days. Spend 5 days focusing on observing the unique Great White Shark “AIRJAWS” breaching and natural hunting behaviour on cape fur seals. 10 Day Great White Shark Tours: Shark Tours: The 10 day shark trip is for the serious photographers and film makers, or those who have a passion for the Great White Shark and just want to spend time getting to know and understand them. On these trips you will get to recognize the sharks, and perhaps even get to name one! Don’t just dream of taking awesome shark pictures…..do it! Wake up every day knowing you are going to spend another day with the great white sharks in their natural habitat. Blue Water Predator Trips – Simon’s Town: Shark Tours: This adventurous trip takes you 15-25 miles off Cape Point in search of pelagic sharks such as the magnificent Mako and Blue Sharks. Cow Shark Diving Trip – Simon’s Town: Shark Tours: These rarely seen sharks are extremely special. There is no were else in the world where they can be so easily accessed as in False Bay. They are found in between the shallow kelp forests in Marine Protected reef areas. As the average depth I s only 12 metres, shark diving with Cow Sharks is easy and fun. Divers can go and enjoy the reef life, see four different species of Cat Shark, and even spotted Gully Sharks. Shark Cage Diving: Shark Cage Diving is one of the main reasons that people come to Cape Town. And shark cage diving is what we offer! False Bay Shark Cage Diving Trips: Feb-Sept. See Gansbaai trips for Oct-Jan: Below is information on False Bay. In False Bay we offer two main shark cage diving trips. AM shark diving and the PM shark diving trip (AIRJAWS trips in season) Both offer shark cage diving with scuba. What makes shark cage diving with African Shark Eco-Charters different? Well, lots of things, but the actual shark cage diving WITH scuba on our boat is what sets us firmly apart. We offer our shark cage diving with scuba. Guests often reveal to us, especially after they dive, how they can’t imagine as incredible of an adventure if you have to breathe hold while in the cage. It may seem trivial, but I promise, it’s not. On our trips you can stay shark cage diving for a full twenty minutes, and even have another go after everyone who wants to get in the water has gone once. To be able to stay submerged and not have to come up for air is amazing. You can really settle in and get a full sense of how the great white sharks move through their environment so effortlessly. You will be astonished how these 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 up for air right when they make a turn directly in front of the cage! Shark Cage Diving-Simon’s Town: The adventure begins in Simon’s Town, just 1 hour from Cape Town. A 20 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. No experience needed all scuba equipment stays on board and only the scuba hose enters the cage. You are welcome to snorkel as well if you don’t wish to scuba dive. The crew is highly trained and safety is of utmost importance for your shark cage diving trip. IMPORTANT- Please Note: We have a very high success rate, but we are working with wild animals. Please be aware of this, so you do not arrive with unrealistic expectations. Shark sightings and activity are never guaranteed and even during peak season there may be days when the sightings are lower than expected.  No refunds will be made for non-sightings. We will however offer you a voucher for another trip. “AIRJAWS” Shark Breaching Trip – Simon’s Town: The “AIRJAWS” shark breaching trip is the most popular. It is a combination trip of shark breaching and shark cage diving. The season for AIRJAWS starts in May. Shark Breaching is one of the hunting techniques that great white sharks use to surprise and kill its prey. They breach with such force and explosive energy that it propels the shark right out of the water. The best time is just before and at sunrise and mainly at certain areas around the island and only for a few months of the year. This behaviour is absolutely awesome to witness in person, and if you are in Cape Town during shark season, then this trip is a “must do”. It is seen nowhere on the planet as regularly as in False Bay and by joining us on one of our AIRJAWS trips you may be lucky enough to witness a breaching great white shark “AIRJAWS” for yourself. Shark Breaching starts to be seen around mid-April and the best months for the predation and breaching activity are during June, July and August. September is in between high and intermediate season. February and March is too early for breaching. Here our trips focus on the shark cage diving and surface viewing. The trip departs from Simon’s town at 7am sharp and returns at 11h30.

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