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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 21 February 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, February 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today saw a big variety in our sightings with a count of two different species of sharks, Cape Fur seals near the boat and at Geyser Rock, multiple sea birds including the African penguin and Brydes whales...

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Daily Blog 20 February 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, February 20, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Perseverence and patience were key today but in the end both of our trips saw seals and those golden sharks, the Bronze whalers...

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Daily Blog 19 February 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, February 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild Wednesday out in the bay, as the Bronze whalers and Cape Fur seals came to play...

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Daily Blog 18 February 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, February 18, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A windy but wild day on sea with some great shark encounters...

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Daily Blog 17 February 2020 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, February 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Boring Monday? Not here! Both trips experienced stunning Great White shark sightings with the return of one of our Iconic Great White sharks, Mini Nemo...

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Daily Blog 16 February 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, February 16, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Slashfin launched onto a beautifully calm bay with the sunrise today...

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