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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 05 January 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip headed out into a splash of rain and some gloomy skies, but that didn’t deter us in our mission to see sharks...

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Daily Blog 04 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, January 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our first trip of the day nice and early

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Daily Blog 03 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The swell sprayed crossed our bow as we headed out this morning....

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Daily Blog 02 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we headed into the new year...

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Daily Blog 31 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, December 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our first trip quite early today but everyone was very excited and could not wait to see the sharks...

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Daily Blog 30 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a beautiful morning as Slashfin headed out to sea...

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