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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 17 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.

Guest Comments:

“Amazing trip, something I’ve wanted to do forever!” – Dominic

“It was a great experience! Also, thank you for all the explanations about the sharks and other animals. I really enjoyed the trip!” – Sarah

“Brilliant Trip. Save the sharks!” – Josh

“Great trip, nice to see sharks. Thanks.” – Berend

17/11/2018

Location:
Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 17.3°C + 18°C

Depth:  8.7m + 9.5m

Visibility: 0.5m + 1m

Conditions: A swell day with some moody looking clouds.

We set out early this morning eager to catch up with everyone’s favourite coppery Cartilaginous fish, dropping our anchor at 08:04 am and then waiting in anticipation for our first sight of one of these apex predators. We’ve been having some nice lucky with our Copper Shark sightings over the last few days, and after only about a 10 minute late, we had our first Bronze Whaler show up almost on que. From there on out, we had the sharks around throughout the tour, which made for some incredible dive opportunities. The water is still looking a little milky, but it seemed to be improving throughout the tour. We had some beautiful big females around, who were strutting their stuff and giving us some great looks as they approached the boat for a closer investigation. We also got to see some smaller coppers, which are really a cute sight to behold. Later on in the tour, a Cape Fur Seal joined in on the fun, messing around in front of us and eventually catching herself a fish at the back of the boat. Once everyone had had a chance in the water, we set our sights back on land to welcome our next group of eager divers.

And once again Slashfin was on its way to see some beautiful sharks. On the way to the dive site we were greeted by a Southern Right Whale and hundreds of Cape Cormorants who were making their way from mainland to their breeding site at the Dyer Island. Once we reached our dive location our guests were given their wetsuits and were ready to enter the cage at the first sight of the sharks. Copper sharks did not make us wait too long and divers were thrilled to enter the cage that was already attached to our boat. The water was nice and warm, so the guests could enjoy their experience even more. Straight after the sharks we were visited by a Cape Fur Seal once again and as usual she gave us quite a performance playing around the boat. While divers in the cage were enjoying the copper sharks, the rest of our guests were entertained by a Southern Right Whale calf breaching in the distance. Once everyone got to enjoy the incredible animals visiting our boat, the crew lifted the cage onto the boat and we headed back to the harbour. Our excited divers were welcomed back at the Great White House with some delicious soup and home-made bread.




Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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