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African Shark Eco-Charters

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Wharf Road, Simon's Town 7995, South Africa
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Absolutely amazing!

Fantastic trip with Rob and his unbelievable crew, 6.30 am start at Simon's town dock in the dark... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Lolapie1
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Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
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Amazing experience

We had a great time on our morning shark dive. Even though we didn't see a white shark, we saw... read more

Reviewed 11 April 2018
Maddie G
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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
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic trip with Rob and his unbelievable crew, 6.30 am start at Simon's town dock in the dark for a full briefing and run down of what lay ahead. 15 minutes later we were powering across the bay into the most awe inspiring sunrise we've...More

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Reviewed April 11, 2018

We had a great time on our morning shark dive. Even though we didn't see a white shark, we saw large sevengill sharks, a Bryde's whale, and lots of seals and penguins. It was a fantastic time and the crew does their absolute best to...More

1  Thank Maddie G
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Reviewed April 3, 2018 via mobile

We had an absolutely wonderful day and were fortunate enough to see very big Sting Ray and a medium size Great White. Staff were fantastic and work very hard to try to find the wild sharks, good selection of food and drinks throughout the day....More

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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded April 4, 2018

Thank you for your reply. I am glad you had a good trip here with us at ASEC.

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Reviewed December 12, 2017

When I traveled to South Africa, several companies were having trouble spotting sharks. The staff at African Shark Eco-Charters worked very hard to change my trip to a better location with greater shark-viewing potential. I emailed the staff back and forth for almost a week...More

2  Thank OHanni
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AIRJAWS, General Manager at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded December 14, 2017

Thank you for your review, much appreciated! We do strive to offer an honest, reliable and service driven experience and if we personally, are not able to make the experience a reality for you, we will bend over backwards to still make it happen so...More

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Reviewed September 14, 2017

Swimming with Sharks in South Africa has been the number one on my bucket list since as long as I can remember. I originally had booked a trip to go out to see the predatory breaching and dive with African Shark Eco-Tours, but when we...More

5  Thank Rebecca S
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Reviewed September 12, 2017

We took our 14-year old grandson to Cape Town to dive with the Sharks. He has been a "shark-guy" since he was a toddler. We scheduled our shark dive for our last day in Cape Town--poor planning. Our original dive at a bay east along...More

2  Thank stephenstoneiii
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Reviewed August 4, 2017

Hello. I went for a shark dive with this company. Well organized, on this side, nothing to say. Unfortunately no sharks that day. But a hundred dolphins, three whales and seals. On the other hand, I am very sorry that the staf does not give...More

6  Thank Rolf W
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Thank you very much for bring this to my attention. This is not acceptable and I will be having a meeting to discuss your review. Smoking is not allowed on the boat and throwing in the ocean is not good. I assure you it wont...More

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Reviewed July 21, 2017

This was the last experience of a memorable trip to Africa. Our first encounter was to check in and pay. The woman at the counter had a great sense of humor about us signing the waiver about losing limbs or life. You are asked to...More

1  Thank Namgah
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Thank you for your lovely review. We appreciate every response.

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Reviewed July 11, 2017

I was lucky to have a wonderful day, clear water and got to see many sharks. The team was very professional and kind. I really wanted to see big great whites and these were smaller ones, but you never know if you'll even see any....More

1  Thank Dominique B
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate your feedback.

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Reviewed July 9, 2017 via mobile

I went on a shark dive trip on July 5, 2017. The crew was professional, personable, and knowledgeable. I got to go in the cage a few times. And eventually got some great views/shots of a Great White. It was an unforgettable experience that I...More

2  Thank Christa R
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AIRJAWS, Owner at African Shark Eco-Charters, responded to this reviewResponded August 6, 2017

Thank you for your review. We really appreciate it.

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EmilyV-Michigan
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African Shark Eco-Charters conducts its dives near Seal Island, not far from Simon's Town. The thousands of seals on the island naturally attract sharks to the area. (Hope that your boat isn't downwind from the island or you... More
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