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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 May 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Friday, May 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A later launch today as we set out onto the water at 11am, allowing us to enjoy the perfect conditions the bay had on offer...

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Daily Blog 16 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, May 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today we started our first trip of the day in overcast conditions, but that didn’t stop us from being excited about our trip...

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Daily Blog 15 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, May 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out to the shallows keen to see sharks this morning!

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Daily Blog 14 May 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, May 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunningly calm day in the bay here with low swells and a morning of little to no wind that slightly increased as the day progressed....

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Daily Blog 13 May 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a way to start a new week...

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Daily Blog 12 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

And another stunning day with Marine Dynamics! We launched in the morning with lots of sunshine and calm waters

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