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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 14 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

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:

"An amazing experience with even a better staff!" - Erin

"Amazing experience with magestic creatures. Wonderfully informative and helpful staff. Keep up the incredible work!' - James & Natalie

"Very nice people and good experience. Thanks" - Greta & Marco

Sightings: Great White Sharks and Bronze whalers

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Conditions: Even though it did rain before our trip and on the way to the dive location, it was warm and sunny once we anchored with just a bit of swell coming in.


Beautiful juvenile Great white shark was there the first to greet us.


And you can tell she gave us quite a performance!


Happy diver not that bothered by the cold water


Our shark cage diving Queen - Clampy!


Showing off all her beauty to us


A stunning 4.5m female


What a great group of people! What an incredible trip we had!


Once again a beautiful female juvenile


We get white sharks of all sizes - check out our 2.3m great white


Effortlessly gliding infront of the cage


Always nice to see other species of sharks as well - Copper Shark, also known as Bronze whaler


SHAAAARK!!!


Surprise! What a start to our third trip.


Great photo opportunities and close up passes by the Great White sharks


A new female for the day showed up 


Guests enjoying the view from the boat


This female really made the trip, with multiple surface breaks


Divers braved the refreshing Atlantic waters and were still smiling


A slow approach to the surface leading to a stunning view and splash down by this female


On the count of three everyone (we'd like to wish our guest, Melissa, a JAW-some birthday)

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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