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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 10 June 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful day with Marine Dynamics. We launched today in a bit overcast conditions but as soon as we reached the Shallows it started to clear up

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Daily Blog 09 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, June 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first day back on sea after a four day break due to some not so pleasant weather working through the area, the crew were keen, our guests were keen, and we hoped our sharks would be keen too...

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Daily Blog 04 May 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was an early start for Slashfin's first groups of guests this morning as we tried to make the best of the nice weather gap with a launch onto a calm bay...

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Daily Blog 03 June l 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, June 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our day with Gansbaai launch today, as the water was just too low for us to launch from Kleinbaai...

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Daily Blog 02 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, June 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched this morning and headed straight to the shallows in search of some sharks!

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Daily Blog 01 June 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, June 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a day!!! Another triple S diving with Marine Dynamics. We started the day in a bit overcast conditions but with nice and calm waters. However, as soon as we reached our dive spot the sky cleared up...

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