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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 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Sunday, November 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Windy but worth it!!

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Daily Blog 09 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Saturday, November 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

4 of the 5 Marine Big 5 today.....

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Daily Blog 08 November 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, November 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A beautiful day out at sea.

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Daily Blog 05 November 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, November 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Stunning morning with some calm seas and great shark activity!

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Daily Blog 04 November 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, November 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a beautiful day out at sea with loads of shark activity, sunshine and a bit of easterly wind

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Daily Blog 03 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Sunday, November 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

South Africa is cheering the World Cup Rugby win!!

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