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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 26 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea with lots of active sharks and plenty of sunshine later in the morning

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Cape Town Tourism Award: Leading Edge for Visitors Experience 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We are honoured to receive the Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for a second consecutive year, during the Cape Town Tourism Annual General Meeting held at the CTICC on 23 October 2019. Marine Dynamics and affiliated companies were also awarded as runners up for the Social Impact Award.

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Daily Blog 24 October 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Wonderful shark encounters today....

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Daily Blog 23 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A bit rainy and windy but beautiful shark sightings

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Daily Blog 22 October 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Slightly windy out there but not a problem for us, and the sharks were on form today!!

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Wildlife and Safari Show UK

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The biggest names in wildlife, safari and conservation travel meet at the Wildlife and Safari Travel Show in Harrogate, UK (12-14 Oct 2019). Marine Dynamics’s marine biologist, Alison Towner, was an invited guest of SA Tourism

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