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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 22 September 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, September 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A little blustery out there today, but there was some spring sunshine and plenty of sharks to keep us busy!

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Daily Blog 19 September 2019 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, September 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Another incredible day out at sea before a storm comes in. Check out our sharks!

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Daily Blog 18 September 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an incredible day filled with all kinds of wildlife, mostly sharks of course!

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Daily Blog 17 September 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, September 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A tooth-filled Tuesday with some spectacular shark encounters...

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Daily Blog 16 September 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, September 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea with lots of sharks and sun...
 

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Daily Blog 15 September 2019 | Great White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, September 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Sunday funday out on board Slashfin...

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