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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 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Sunday, November 17, 2019 |  0 Comment

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Guest comment:

"Absolutely killer experience/staff. Everyone and everthing was awesome. Keep up the great work!" - Chris

"Thank you so much for the education." - Josh

"Such an exciting time! The crew really made it for us. So kind, caring & knowledgable! - Gracie

17/11/2019

Sightings: Copper shark; cape fur seal

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate


Stunning first approach of a bronzie


Coming inn so close


HAppy divers being busy diving


A view from the cage


SHAAARKS!


Smile for the camera


The anticipation of the cage


All smiles after some fun in the water


The seal was sneaking up on our guests


Patiently waiting for their turn


Everyone wants to see sharks


What a beauty


Thanks for joining us


A bit nervous at the beginning


Excitment to see his first shark


Just below the surface


2 is always better than 1


What a fun group to travel with


I've never heard such great singing from the cage!!!


Sneaking up on the bait


Safe travels!


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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