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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 August 2018 | White Shark Diving In 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: "Final day diving, and what a trip it has been. I feel very grateful that I have had such a great experience here!! I'll never forget it!!" - Ben

"Todays boat trip was awesome! I feel so grateful for the experience and an even deeper respect for sharks! Thanks Marine Dynamics" - Leigh-Ann

"Was an amazing experience, so grateful to have been one of the people who tried Marine Dynamics" - Mo

30/08/2018

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature:  14.4°C + 14.6°C

Depth: 9.5m + 9.3m

Visibility:  0.5m + 1.0m

Number of Sharks: 1 + 3

Conditions: Slight swell and wind decreasing as the day passes with light cloud cover.

This morning we launched a little later, so our cage divers got a little bit of a sleep in this morning! But they were ready to go go nonetheless! As we got to the shallows this morning, it was a little breezy but pretty comfortable on the water. As we waited for a shark this morning, we chatted lots of shark facts on the boat, and then Alfred spotted us a great white. This shark was the same 2.8m male that has been cruising around the shallows He came and went through the entire trip, giving some of our lucky divers some spectacular passes. We also saw a short tailed stingray at the surface for a brief moment, which was excellent! Successful trip done we headed back to the harbour to get our next group.

On our second trip we also waited a little while, but we got ourselves a shark and our divers jumped into the cage with some spectacular enthusiasm. We got some nice activity from this shark, which then disappeared into the gloom! This was the juvenile male that has been the main shark for the two previous sea days. He made didn't stick around long this afternoon, but that could have been because of what came next! The second shark was a beaut as a very dark, grey shark came cruising in deep, it's shadow already showing that we had a new, larger shark on our hands and as it came nearer to the surface we were able to truly enjoy the sight of an estimated 3.8m female. She stuck around for some time, with some fast and feisty attitude to this shark seen before she too disappeared. The shark is a new sighting for this season and also not one that we know well at all. We had one more shark appear before the days end, a small juvenile, approximately 2.0m in length, this little shark seemed to just want to see what all the fuss was about for itself so made an approach to the surface and then dove down not to be seen again. A lovely end to a successful day.

 

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then White 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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