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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 07 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, January 07, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea with lots of shark activity

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Daily Blog 06 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, January 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A golden start to the week for the Marine Dynamics team and guests...

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Daily Blog 05 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, January 05, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Incredible morning out at sea with beautiful sharks and rays and seals...

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Daily Blog 04 January 2020 | Shark Diving in South Africa

Saturday, January 04, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A stunning Saturday with sun and sharks galore...

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Daily Blog 03 January 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, January 03, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Overcast to start the day with sunny spells in the afternoon and a whole lot of shark activity to feast our eyes on!
 

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Daily Blog 02 January 2020 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, January 02, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

New year - same old us! What a beautiful day out at sea, with the wind finally calmed down!

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