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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 27 February 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, February 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild day out on sea...

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Daily Blog 26 February 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, February 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The bay seemed perfect today with little swell or wind coming through and the sun shining, the sightings were here and there but by the end of the day we had seen a Great White shark, Bronze whaler sharks and Cape Fur seals...

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Daily Blog 25 February 2020 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Bronze whalers, Great Whites and Cape Fur seal, Oh my...

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Shark Conflict in Gansbaai - Sign the Petition

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Shark cage diving tourists in Gansbaai (Western Cape) were horrified when a fishing boat started catching bronze whaler sharks in full view of where they were busy observing the sharks. The presence of the “Bronzies” has ensured the viability of the shark cage diving industry during a time when great white shark sightings are more infrequent due to a variety of reasons. Sign the petition to show your support.

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Daily Blog 24 February 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A great start to the week with some fantastic Bronze whaler shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 23 February 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, February 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Sunday funday out on sea with two successful trips for the team and guests...

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