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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 10 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The sun just peaked over the horizon...

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Daily Blog 09 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With one trip this morning we launched a little later to the shallows.

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Daily Blog 08 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip headed out into the early morning straight for the shallows

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Daily Blog 07 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After a slightly bouncy trip, we quickly arrived at our dive site...

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Daily Blog 06 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, April 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A shark filled day out at sea....

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Daily Blog 05 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, April 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip of the day was with our annual Italian research group headed by Primo

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