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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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Cape Town Tourism Award: Future Forward Thinkers for Visitors Experience 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics received the Future Forward Thinkers for Visitors Experience award from Cape Town Tourism at the Annual General meeting held at the CTICC on 24 October 2018. This category is awarded to a Cape Town Tourism Member who successfully engages visitors in their sustainability efforts, and celebrates that tourism can be a force for good without compromising on visitor enjoyment. Marine Dynamics met the core values of providing visitors with memorable experiences and being committed to operating
sustainably. 

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Lilizela Provincial Awards: Best Visitor Experience in the Marine Adventure category

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics won the Provincial Lilizela Award for Best Visitor Experience in the Marine Adventure category.

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MADIBA DAY 2018

Wednesday, July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

MARINE DYNAMICS AND PRO DIVE MAKING THE ENVIRONMENT A BETTER PLACE FOR ALL.

"If every South African can do 365 days of doing something good, the whole country will change forever," Wilfred Chivell, CEO of Marine Dynamics

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Great White Shark Steals Underwater Camera - BRUV - Marine Dynamics™

Tuesday, June 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Shark steals the spotlight in our underwater surveys, as Marine Dynamic’s video gear witnesses a great encounter

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Marine Dynamics Academy - FGASA Endorsed Marine Guiding in the Western Cape

Wednesday, May 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics in Gansbaai, Western Cape, is opening a FGASA endorsed Marine Guide Training School for local and international students. The seven-week course covers comprehensive theory on the Marine Big 5™ of the area - sharks, whales, dolphins, seals, penguins as well as seabirds.

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Thresher shark necropsy at the Dyer Island Conservation Trust

Monday, May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

On Sunday 6th of May, at 2h30 pm, a deceased shark was reported to the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. The Marine Dynamics team with the help of their international marine volunteers retrieved the animal from the high tide mark at die Skip near Pearly Beach. The necropsy was led by PhD candidate, Alison Towner and took place at the volunteer lodge the next day.

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