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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 23 August 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: “Nice staff nice adventure, always keep faith until the end!!” – Marie-Rose

“Really worth it, thank you!! Volunteers and staff very kind!” – Toni

“It was amazing I will remember it for a long time! 100% recommended. Thanks a lot!!” – Maria

23/08/2018

Location:
Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 14.3°C + 14.5°C

Depth: 9.2m + 7.5m

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Number of Great Whites: 0 + 1

Conditions: Rolling swell but no wind and a sunny day

Out to the shallows to get sharky! We dropped our anchor this morning and got our cage ready in anticipation of some shark activity. After we’d geared up in our wetsuits we got to know a bit more about the area and were joined by a very curious cape fur seal, much to the amusement of our guests on board. We tried our hardest on this trip but unfortunately we were not lucky enough to get a shark around the boat. Nevertheless we headed over to the island to go check out the seals on Geyser Rock and cruise through shark alley.

For our second trip it was straight back out to the shallows where we had a bit of a wait on our hands again. But we kept ourselves entertained with some fun facts about the sharks, and as we approached the end of the trip, where we had the seal around the boat again for most of the trip, we got ourselves a shark! This 2.8m male cruised up our chum slick as our divers were in the cage, not quite believing there was a shark around. After some convincing our divers were stunned to see this magnificent shark so close to the cage. He stayed around long enough this afternoon for everyone to spot him in all his glory underwater in the habitat that he dominates. A stunning end to a stunning day at sea.

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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