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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 02 February 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, February 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was raining this morning...

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Daily Blog 31 January 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, January 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a beautiful morning as we headed out to sea....

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Daily Blog 30 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our ride out to the shallows was stunning this morning in the calm seas...

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Daily Blog 29 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, January 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We left the harbour into thick sea fog this morning!

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Daily Blog 28 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, January 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed straight to the shallows this morning for our first trip...

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Daily Blog 27 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, January 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning the sea was flat as we headed out to our dive-site....

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