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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 15 February 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, February 15, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A pleasant day on sea with some slower but successful trips...

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Daily Blog 14 February 2020 | Shark Diving in Gansbaai

Friday, February 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An eerie morning with light rain and fog blanketing the bay turned into a stunning day on sea with some great shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 13 February 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, February 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A cloudy morning turned out to be a splendid and warm day at sea with several active Bronze whalers...

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Daily Blog 12 February 2020 | Shark Diving in Gansbaai

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Whilst it was a great day to be out on sea the sharks appeared somewhat shy, however we are lucky enough to say we encountered atleast one on each trip...

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Daily Blog 11 February 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, February 11, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A terrific Tuesday out on sea with some wonderful shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 10 February 2020 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, February 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A golden day on sea with the sun bright and the Bronze whaler sharks a stunning sight...

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