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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 22 October 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, October 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Slightly windy out there but not a problem for us, and the sharks were on form today!!

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Daily Blog 21 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A bit choppy but a beautiful morning out at sea. HAd some incredible bronze whaler activity

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Daily Blog 20 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, October 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Warm and calm out on the water today!

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Daily Blog 19 October 2019 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, October 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Overcast with calm seas and plenty of sharks!

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Daily Blog 18 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, October 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Started our day with a bit overcast skies, ended up leaving our anchor spot with not a single cloud in the sky! Beautiful day, stunning shark activity!

 

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Daily Blog 17 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful spring day out at sea with lots of sunshine and sharkies

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