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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 23 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Sharks are nature's way of making up for Mondays...

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Daily Blog 22 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, December 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea today with lots of sunshine and sharks!

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Daily Blog 21 December 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, December 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After a few days off the water due to bad weather we were back at it today for some sharky encounters...

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Daily Blog 17 December 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, December 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Early risers this morning before the weather stops us going to sea! But Dolphins and Sharks today!!

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Daily Blog 16 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Start of the week blues? Not here, with some absolutely golden shark activity experienced by the Marine Dynamics team and guests...

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Daily Blog 14 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, December 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A bit of a chilly morning and cold ocean but absolutely stunning shark activity

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