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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 27 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, January 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After a day off from sea due to bad weather we were all keen to get back on the water and see what was waiting for us out in the shallows!

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Daily Blog 25 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, January 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Foggy start to the morning but beautiful water visibility and stunning sharks!

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Daily Blog 24 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, January 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Whilst the water temperature is still in the low range the visibility and shark activity was making up for the chill today...

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Daily Blog 23 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, January 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A little windy but the sun is finally back and the sharks were awesome!

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Daily Blog 22 January 2020 | White Shark Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Whilst the conditions were a little wet and cold it was a great day for sightings...

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Daily Blog 21 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, January 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Back on sea after a day off due to conditions, we saw some of the conditions from yesterday lingering however it did not dampen our excitment at seeing some Bronze whaler sharks...

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