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African Shark Eco-Charters

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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...more
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Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
+27 82 838 2309
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We had a fantastic shark diving trip with ASEC, a very professional operator with friendly and knowledgeable guides. No great whites but some great time spent under the water with Seven Gill Cow Sharks which were very interested in us. We also spend time with...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Gary S
Reviewed November 25, 2018

After doing over a year of research and regular communication with Nadine we decided to book with ASEC. We decided to do a 5 day shark dive with our accommodations through Mariner Guesthouse in Simon's Town. Nadine set up everything and worked to find us...More

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank sashahobson
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded November 26, 2018

Thank you for your lovely review. We are humbled and thank you as we really strive to not only give great service, but showcase our amazing sharks in a positive and educational way, and its good to be acknowledged. Once again many thanks. Rob and...More

Reviewed October 15, 2018 via mobile

Never in my entire life did I experience something so intense it was money well spent could not believe the adrenaline I felt must do it again in the future will recommend to anyone

Date of experience: October 2018
Thank OnAir824421
Reviewed September 17, 2018

Capt. Rob and his whole crew are terrific. From booking through the tour and back to the dock everyone was great. On the way out to Seal Island we saw one whale. The tour was very organized and everyone was very helpful and provided us...More

Date of experience: September 2018
3  Thank FarAway166929
Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

After much research we chose ASEC so save yourself the legwork and book them now! 15 on the boat and that seemed a lot until the first group went in then gt all ran very smoothly. We all got to spend at least 20 minutes...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter B
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded September 16, 2018

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it and glad you had a good trip.

Reviewed September 7, 2018

We booked the early morning sunrise trip and had a whale of a time!! A party of four, 1-viewer and 3 shark cage divers. We all loved it from first minute until the last despite the cold September morning weather. The guys were all knowledgeable...More

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RalphP32
Reviewed September 1, 2018 via mobile

We read all the reviews and decided to sign up with ASEC. They sent reminders to ensure our punctual arrivals at 640 am on the pier. The boat, all equipment and wet suits seemed well maintained. Light snacks and refreshments were provided. Fleeced ponchos keep...More

Date of experience: September 2018
1  Thank junesing
Reviewed August 19, 2018 via mobile

Thanks to Nadine for ensuring our shark diving experience was second to none! We will be back! Jim Stoneham

Date of experience: August 2018
1  Thank Jim S
AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 20, 2018

Thank you for your review. Much appreciated.

Reviewed August 10, 2018 via mobile

My son went with ASEC and saw several huge great whites. So we took a go at it. We got lucky and saw a medium shark right away. The boat trip wasn’t bad to seal island. We tried going from Gansabai last fall and trip...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 11, 2018

Thank you for your lovely response. Our crew really tries hard to educate and interact with our guests and I am very glad that you had a great experience.

Reviewed August 2, 2018

We had a most fabulous experience with ASEC, all the staff were super friendly, helpful and informative! Highly recommend this experience for anyone who is brave, adventurous, and wants to make the most of what South Africa has to offer!

Date of experience: August 2018
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December 5, 2018|
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Response from Jim S | Reviewed this property |
I was there this past August and the sea was unpredictable. There were large swells 4 of the 5 days. That said, they are one of the better operators that won't send the boat out if the swells get higher than a certain height... More
July 10, 2018|
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Response from AIRJAWS | Property representative |
Hi. You are welcome to rent gopros but we don't take a video.
February 13, 2018|
Response from AIRJAWS | Property representative |
Hi Please email us directly and we will assist you.