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African Shark Eco-Charters

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Simon's Town, South Africa
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About African Shark Eco-Charters
Come and experience Shark Cage Diving the way it was intended! African Shark Eco-Charters offers eco-friendly, educational and entertaining shark cage diving from Simons Town; just a short 40 minutes’ drive from Cape Town. We are a certified and licenced permit holder and are the only operator to offer scuba; snorkel or breath hold also available. 95% of trips are taken by the Shark Legend, Rob Lawrence. Come and experience Shark Cage Diving right, the first time! A truly amazing experience which will leave you in awe and respect for sharks
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Kimberly Rogers wrote a review Feb 2020
Waterloo, Iowa14 contributions2 helpful votes
I'd been planning my trip to the Great White Shark Capital of the world for over 6 months, and the shark dive was one of the first things I booked after doing extensive research on all the operators running out of False Bay. Carmen answered a billion questions a long the way - and then when tragedy struck the day before my dive -high winds which made for unsafe dives ... she moved mountains for me to ensure I was able to dive with a competitor out of Gansbaai (where it wasn't as windy). I would have been devastated had I not gotten to dive with sharks, so Carmen SAVED my trip! I can't thank her enough! I was so grateful I made a point to stop by the shop the day after my dive to thank her in person. And she was just as delightful and gracious in person as well. I wore my ASEC hoodie yesterday, that's what made me think of her and me wanting to review this company! On top of rerouting my dive, she also secured me a driver for the 4 hr RT journey, because I didn't have a rental car. She truly went above and beyond! This might be common in South Africa...but in America we don't typically go out of our way to sell you on our competition! So I was humbled and eternally grateful for the team spirit attitude Carmen had! Thank you thank you thank you! I do hope to eventually get back to South Africa and dive with ASEC - because I do think they're a fantastic organization with ethical practices.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Cian G wrote a review Jan 2020
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The transparency of this company coupled with the personable staff made this trip well worth it. They were upfront regarding the lack of White Shark presence recently (which was appreciated); however, did more than enough to ensure an awesome experience and we saw plenty of 7-gill cow sharks as well as several whales.
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Carol/steve wrote a review Jan 2020
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A fantastic trip- whole crew where brilliant and made sure everyone had a great shark experience. Dont forget to take seasickness tablets as advised we had no problems .
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Date of experience: January 2020
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Debasis Kar wrote a review Dec 2019
Berlin, Germany11 contributions3 helpful votes
Lifetime Experience with ASEC starting from helping us out with an afternoon trip on the very next day. Crew were friendly, professional, eco-friendly, and helpful. They also use Scuba which was great as it allows you to stay under water for as long as possible. Got to see 3 Sharks (not Big Whites though - but we didn't expected that) and what an experience. Sea was rough, but our experienced crew managed to spot the Sharks for us. This is also a much closer option than Gansbaai or Hermanus if you are staying in Cape Town. Overall a good day out and a great operator! Made the best of our trip to Cape Town! For Non Swimmers: Yes, you can avail this experience if you're not afraid of chilly waters or holding your breath under water for few seconds. Of course, Scuba gears make it so much easy. (I'm mentioning this as I didn't know basic swimming at the time of writing, had no problems under the cage)
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Date of experience: December 2019
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Jack wrote a review Dec 2019
Wagga Wagga, Australia15 contributions2 helpful votes
The pick up was on time and the staff were extremely friendly and knowledgeable about the area and the animals. The boat and gear was all good, the wetsuit did a good job keeping us warm even when the water was fairly cold. Plus the 25% discount for food and beers at the restaurant next door just made it a perfect morning. Very good!
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Response from AfricanShark1, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters
Responded 17 Dec 2019
We here at ASEC want to thank you for your review and we are so glad you had a good time with us.
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