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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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 16 January 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.

Guest comment: “Thoroughly enjoyed whole experience, friendly and very hospitable from start to finish” – Kasia + Emily & Jerry

“Thanks for the sharks, the good service and the nice crew, it was well organised”– Irene

“Really great staff, dealt with seasickness well and very friendly and knowledgeable, I had a great time seeing the sharks” – Jessica & Adam

16/01/2018

Location: Joubertsdam
Water Temperature: 18.3°C + 18.5°C
Depth: 10.1m + 12.8m
Visibility: 0.5m + 0.5m
Conditions: Bit of wind and swell but bright, sunny and warm

An early start and into another beautiful summers day! We got to the shallows in no time and got ready to find us some sharks. With nearly no wait time at all, our copper friends were up bright and early and ready to play. We had a nice range of sizes today with plenty of action around the cage. Our warm waters (relatively) were a welcome change for us, and our cage divers had lots of opportunities to get face to face with the stunning copper sharks today. Not only this but we had two stingrays back with us again, these rays are awesome, some of the largest rays that you can encounter, they put on a nice display at the surface, and gliding around Slashfin. Triple S diving was back on the cards today as we also had a cheeky seal around the boat for a while too! Sharks, Stingrays and Seals, all in the beautiful South African sun!!



If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Diving in Gansbaai, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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