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

  • 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 03 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We ventured out this morning into lovely sunshine and were eager to get out and see some sharks.

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Lilizela Provincial Awards: Best Visitor Experience in the Marine Adventure category

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics won the Provincial Lilizela Award for Best Visitor Experience in the Marine Adventure category.

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Daily Blog 01 October 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another early morning start as the Marine Dynamics crew and first trip guests headed out of Kleinbaai just after 7am....

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Daily Blog 30 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, September 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a bronzed day above and below the water with the best weather conditions saved for the last day of the week as the temperature rose, the sun shone and the sea behaved...

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Daily Blog 29 September 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, September 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Slashfin and her crew were eager to get back on sea after four days off due to a large cold front that came through the area...

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Daily Blog 24 September 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out from Gansbaai harbour into a glorious sunny morning for our first trip...

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