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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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 1 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A chilly start to the morning......

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Daily Blog 31 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

The storm has passed and the seas are coming down.....

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Cape Town Tourism Award: Future Forward Thinkers for Visitors Experience 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics received the Future Forward Thinkers for Visitors Experience award from Cape Town Tourism at the Annual General meeting held at the CTICC on 24 October 2018. This category is awarded to a Cape Town Tourism Member who successfully engages visitors in their sustainability efforts, and celebrates that tourism can be a force for good without compromising on visitor enjoyment. Marine Dynamics met the core values of providing visitors with memorable experiences and being committed to operating
sustainably. 

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Daily Blog 29 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, October 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

The fog horns could be heard all around Gansbaai this morning........

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Daily Blog 28 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A day full of copper sharks ...

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Daily Blog 27 October 2018 Trip 1&2

Sunday, October 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We had a lovely first tour of the day, spending our time with some gorgeous Copper Sharks...

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