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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 09 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 09, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, Slashfin,

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 time with a great crew. Lots of sharks and lots of laughs. Perfect trip" ~ Ryan

"Had a great time. All the crew very professional. Biologist and volunteer very informative." ~ Yohann

"As good as I was hoping!" ~ Mike 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 18.6°C +  19.0°C

Depth: 8.0m + 9.5m

Visibility: 1.5m + 1.5m

Conditions: A beautiful, cloudless sunny day with a slight breeze. 

Once we reached our dive location this beautiful morning everyone enjoyed beautiful clouds above the mountain tops. As it usually happens lately our copper sharks didn't make us wait a long time and started visiting us one by one. Divers were happy to get into the cage as the water was unusually warm and the visibility was incredible (for our area). The sharks were absolutely stunning, trying to get the bait and making their beautiful bronze colours play under the sunlight. Unfortunately, after everyone had their chance in the cage, we had to head back to the harbour so Slashfin could greet its next group of guests.

For our second trip, we once again headed straight to our dive-site. The moment we arrived and attached the cage to the side of Slashfin, the first Copper sharks approached. Our guests got ready, and as they jumped into the cage, the sharks became more and more active. A Cape fur seal came around and hung around the boat for a while as well. With the sun in the sky, a slight breeze, and amazing shark activity, our guests had a whale-of-a-time in the cage (no pun intended). 





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If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Diving in South Africa, 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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