I went on the AirJaws trip last month July with African Shark Eco-Charters and had a great time! The weather hadn't been great for a few days and I was worried about cancellation, but I lucked out and the trip went as planned. The waters were still a bit rough, but the staff really did a great job to make the trip a wonderful experience for everyone. We did have a few seasick people, so I recommend taking some sort of tablet prior to arriving in Simon's Town so you don't spend your trip feeling miserable. I was fine thankfully.
I had a lot of time in the cage and saw some huge Great White sharks. The wetsuits provided kept us nice and warm in the winter waters, which I had not been expecting, and they were in great condition. Having the regulator so I didn't have to hold my breath was a huge plus as I could really look around and get a feel for these amazing animals from every angle, including underneath the cage. We never missed the shark coming by since we were constantly underwater, and I even got to see some jelly fish while hanging out underwater. It was also great to only have two people in the cage as it never felt too crowded.
In addition to the cage diving portion of the trip I was able to see a few sharks come out of the water, including one jump fully out of the water just in front of the boat which I had really been hoping for! I know the staff has nothing to do with making the sharks come close or jump since they are wild animals, but it was still quite cool to experience. One of the shark did come up on the decoy, which was cool as well.
The staff was also really helpful about giving the group information about sharks and their behaviors as well as information about Seal Island and the wildlife there. They also provided good snacks and sandwiches during the trip which was nice. In addition to all the fun stuff we got to see and do there was a lot of beautiful scenery to look at since you are in a bay. The sunrise was amazing and Seal Island is a beautiful sight. Overall it was an excellent trip and I would do it again in a heartbeat!
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