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African Shark Eco-Charters

Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Ranked #3 of 16 attractions in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Tours
Owner description: Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark experience.Certified "Fair Trade in Tourism", we offer eco-friendly shark... more » Owner description: Join shark expert and naturalist Rob Lawrence for a personalize true shark experience.Certified "Fair Trade in Tourism", we offer eco-friendly shark cage diving and great white breaching trips in Simon's Town.Small groups only Scuba Diving offered with no dive experience needed. A truly amazing experience. « less
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

Before booking we checked out all of the operators, and also had one recommended by my nephew, who did a dive a couple of years ago, but chose ASEC, as they offered diving with air regulators, rather than breath hold. We saw 4 great whites early on, then as it went a bit quite, we spotted a pod of dolphins... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your very thoughtful review. Its a pleasure to deal with such wonderful guests as yourselves and we really hope to see you again. More

Issaquah, Washington
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

A friend and I went on the shark adventure while our wives did more sight seeing. We had a perfect day to cruise out to Seal Island which was amazing in itself. Two at a time went into the cage. While we were anchored over 1,000 dolphin cruised by herding sardines. Totally cool. Got one great GoPro video of a... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

So glad you had a great trip with Rob and the crew of African Shark Eco-Charters. Its really a pleasure to have you join us. More

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3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

Last week we had an amazing day with African Shark Eco-Charters. We saw 3 Great Whites, Cape Fur Seals, African Penguins, lots of Common Dolphins and a Brydes Whale. The staff is really very helpful, friendly and they love to share their knowledge. For me this experience was a dream come true.

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review. We at African Shark Eco-Charters are thrilled you had a great time. Rob and the crew wish you all the best and thank you for joining us. More

Los Angeles, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

The staff were extremely friendly and professional and the gear (wetsuit, booties, gloves, cap, mask, regulator) were of great quality. Most importantly, we saw about 6 different sharks while above water and one while in the cage. It was a nice touch that they had a cooler full of snacks for us to munch on at our leisure. We also... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your lovely review about ASEC. We are thrilled to hear that you loved your experience. Thank you for sharing it on Trip advisor. More

Aberystwyth, United Kingdom
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

My trip was a bit early in the season with relatively poor underwater visibility. However I was advised that we saw seven great whites. I recognised at least five different sharks. The crew were excellent and worked hard to give a very good experience. The admin side was handled very well as I had to make several phone calls. Very... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. We appreciate your feed back and glad you had a good time with ASEC More

New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2014

We loved going out with African Shark Eco-Charters to see the sharks in False Bay. We saw a few sharks, but as it had been very windy the day before, visibility in the shark cage in the water was very poor. They gave us a free voucher for another trip to compensate. I thought this was a really nice gesture... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for your review. Seeing dolphins on a great white trip is always cool, and we are glad you had a good time with ASEC More

Toronto, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

Thank you African Shark Eco-Charters team for a great experience and professionalism. We had so much fun watching the majestic sharks of False Bay! This adventure is a must for anybody visiting Cape Town area! Thx Again - Peter & Anna Jasniewski / Canada, along with our friends Francois & Marianne and Husam & Ana

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

We are so glad you had a great "white" time with African Shark Eco-Charters. It was a pleasure to share our trip with you and hope to see you again! More

Orlando, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014

Rob and the crew were fantastic and the dive was amazing. We were originally going to book an operator out of Gansbaai, but we were pressed for time and decided to do the closer False Bay trip.I'm glad we did. I loved that the group was small and being able to use the hookah system rather than breath holding was... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thanks for joining us. Your 100% right, small groups and personal service and the use of the hookah system makes the trips stand out from others here at ASEC. More

Chicago, Illinois
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

An unforgettable experience. From start to end, the trip was amazing. The office staff was incredibly helpful in communicating frequently about our trip (weather was touch-and-go, so the decision to green-light the trip was made the previous day) and responding to 7pm text messages asking for directions to the pier. The dive itself was spectacular. It is an early start,... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

You are 100% correct. The sharks are breathtaking but not scary. Thank you for sharing your review with us here at ASEC. Hope to see you again. More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

After many hours of trying to decide on which company to go with my friend and i decided to book up for a scuba cage dive with African Shark Eco charters. The searching paid off as this was the best choice by far for the experience. I had been previously warned (by companies that don't use scuba) that using scuba... More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us here at African Shark Eco-Charters. Thanks for your review and we are so glad you had a good time with us and our wonderful sharks of False Bay. More

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