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“A must do in your lifetime! Bucket list experience.”

African Shark Eco-Charters
Ranked #3 of 26 Tours in Simon's Town
Certificate of Excellence
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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.
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 additional activities to do after our dives everyday. All 5 of our dives went out, and we saw multiple sharks everyday. ASEC even refunded us money if the shark sightings were not up to their standards which was not expected but definitely an added treat. The staff onboard was outstanding. They provided great educational facts about the sharks and their environment. I ended up getting severely seasick on multiple of the dives (which in no way shape or form is their fault) and the staff made sure I had everything I needed while on board and even checked up on me while at the guesthouse. They worked to accommodate us given my unfortunate case of seasickness which they didn't have to do. I appreciated this so much. Overall our dives were an A+ experience. We highly recommend going with ASEC because they are the only company in False Bay that use regulators allowing you to stay under water to maximize your viewing experience. They provide you with wetsuits, boots and masks to brave the cold African waters. They also provide snacks and beverages for the guests. They care about the environment, which was a great plus for us, not allowing for anything to go overboard. They truly care about these magnificent animals.

Date of experience: June 2018
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

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 Karen Lawrence

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Reviewed 15 October 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
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Reviewed 17 September 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 with so much information on the sharks, seals and other local animals and sea life. Having the hooka air system really made the experience much better. It was a chilly morning for our tour but the layout of the boat We were able to stay down the whole time in the cage and never missed a "swim by" from any of the sharks. If you are looking for a great adventure, contact the African Shark Eco Charter folks...you will not be disappointed
Ken D, Deland Florida

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed 14 September 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 with 2 metre + seven fins the weather was crap but you didn't really notice with the friendly informative crew and magnificent fish! If you are thinking about it do it! And dont worry about age i am a 58 year old with a dodgy leg! They are also the only boat that offers piped air so you dont have to surface for 20 minutes! Thanks to all a ASEC. X

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank Peter B
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded 17 September 2018

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

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Reviewed 7 September 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 and fun with an obvious interest in what they were doing and also seemed to really want us to share and enjoy the wildlife experiences.
We saw seals at the Island hard to miss them. :) Then we dived and spent as long as we could handle in the water with 7-gill sharks. Sadly no great whites but we had been warned that they hadn't been seen for a while. It was exciting and interesting in the cage.
Then for an unexpected bonus on the return trip we de-toured to see some amazing close-up encounters with several whales. Not sure if this is a usual part of the trip but we absolutely loved it!!
Big thanks for a memorable morning to the whole team.

Date of experience: September 2018
Thank RalphP32
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