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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 11 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, January 11, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark, shark 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

 

“Great crew, super fun experience!” ~ Ray & Paul

 

“Thank you for an amazing day!” ~ Elliot & Michelle

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 16.0 C

Depth: 10.1m

Visibility: 1m

Conditions: Swelly but a beautiful warm day

We started our day early in the morning before the wind picked up. Once we reached the dive location our guests couldn’t wait to get into the cage and quickly geared up. As soon as everyone was ready and the cage was attached to the boat our first Bronze whalers started to arrive, cruising in the water by the boat, attracted by the chum. The sharks were super active around the boat letting everyone to see them really close and appreciate their beauty. Once everyone had their chance in the cage we were ready to head back to the harbour. Back at the Great White House, our tired but happy divers were greeted with some ginger ale and some delicious soup.

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Cage 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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