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  • Shark cage diving in Gansbaai, South Africa with Marine Dynamics. Experience the exceptional and come face to face with a great white shark! 

  • The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m. In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m.

  • If you see a white shark in the water don’t panic. Chances are high that the shark has already detected you and isn’t interested. White shark attacks are normally associated with poor visibility, so avoid murky conditions.

  • White sharks have a unique system called a “counter current heat exchange”, which keeps their body  tempreture +/- 7C above the surrounding water temperature. 

  • All sharks have an incredibly unique system on the tip of their nose called the “ampillae of Lorenzini”. These are small pores filled with a gel that transmits the electrical currents in the water to the shark’s brain so that it can assess its environment.

  • White sharks give birth to live young (not eggs), and they give birth to 6-8 pups at one time. Pups are usually between 1.0-1.5m in length and are born with teeth.

  • Body language has been a well documented form of shark communication and has identified body arching, jaw gaping, and other postures as specific social tactics.

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Daily Blog 19 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, January 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A wild and wet day out on sea...

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Daily Blog 18 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A little overcast and windy but plenty of shark activity...

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Daily Blog 17 January 2020 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, January 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A little wet and windy out there today but definately worth the trip out there...

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Daily Blog 16 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, January 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a triple S diving day today with sharks, seals and stingrays encountered...

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Daily Blog 15 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, January 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A bright day on sea with some encounters of the bronzed kind...

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Daily Blog 14 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A great day on sea for the Marine Dynamics crew and their guests...

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