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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 11 March 2020 | White Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A fantastic day out on sea with Great White sharks and Bronze whaler sharks galore...

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Daily Blog 10 March 2020 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A truely spectacular day on sea for the Marine Dynamics crew and guests with a special appearance from Mini Nemo...

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Daily Blog 09 March 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, March 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Overcast day with a bit of rain with some jawsome people on board!

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Daily Blog 08 March 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, March 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Started of with some warm and calm conditions, the wind did pick up a little bit by the end of the first trip, but sharks don't care about that - a great shark day!

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Daily Blog 07 March 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, March 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an incredible day out at sea with some GREAT action...

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Daily Blog 06 March 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, March 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a quiet day for our wildlife today but we got to meet some incredible people on board.

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