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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 20 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Wednesday, November 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

A bright start to the day....

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Daily Blog 19 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, November 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Gentle swell but nice and warm at sea today

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Daily Blog 18 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Monday, November 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

An early start for our divers today.....

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Daily Blog 17 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Sunday, November 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

The sea was a bit up and down, but the sharks were just up to see us.....

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Daily Blog 16 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, November 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a day! Not so lucky with the weather, but very lucky with some incredible and rare sightings!

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Daily Blog 15 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Friday, November 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Another day of crystal clear water.....

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