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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 30 December 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Calm seas and great visibilty, and plenty of wildlife out there for us to feast our eyes on!

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Daily Blog 29 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, December 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Some scattered showers about but that didn't dampen the mood! 

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Daily Blog 28 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, December 28, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a beautiful day out at sea with a bit of a wind coming from the East, but on the bright side it does blow the water in our area where we dive quite flat...

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Daily Blog 27 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, December 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A great way to get back out at sea after a bit of a Christmas break!

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Daily Blog 24 December 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, December 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An early start for us all on Christmas eve to beat the wind but worth it for the sharks!!

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Daily Blog 23 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Sharks are nature's way of making up for Mondays...

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