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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 14 September 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, September 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Incredible day full of sharks in and out of the water (check out the photos) in very good weather conditions

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Daily Blog 13 September 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, September 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

No bad luck this Friday the 13th with Great White sharks and Bronze whalers

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Daily Blog 11 September 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, September 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Sunny warm skies with a little wind in the afternoon, but plenty of sharks to keep us occupied!

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Daily Blog 10 September 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, September 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A toothy Tuesday out on sea with those sharks flashing their pearly whites as did our excited guests who were treated to Great White sharks and Bronze whalers...

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Daily Blog 09 September 2019 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, September 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An amazing morning in the shallows today getting to know the sharks in the bay very well!

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Daily Blog 08 September 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, September 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Sunday funday for the Marine Dynamics team and guests with beautiful conditions and some spectacular shark sightings...

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