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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 13 November 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, November 13, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Seal, Slashfin, The Shallows,

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 Comments:
"Really enjoyed it! Thanks for the experience and great work preserving these animals." ~ Beatrix + Thomas

"A massive thank you to the very knowledgable and helpful crew!" ~ Chris + Paula

"Amazing! Can't wait to do it all again!" ~ Michaela, Dave, Laura & Kristian 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 13.9°C +  13.6°C  +  13.9°C

Depth: 8.4m + 8.15m + 8.53m

Visibility: 1.5m +  1m + 1m

Conditions: A slightly overcast day with the sun shining through occasionally, with an increase of wind in the afternoon.

It was once more a flat day as we headed out to our dive site. Once we arrived our guests got into their wetsuits, and the moment the copper sharks arrived, jumped into the cage. The copper sharks were consistently active throughout the trip, swimming past our divers repeatedly. A cape fur seal came around and sunbathed around the Slashfin for a while. While the wind picked up slightly towards the end of the trip, overall our guests had an amazing time.

With a slight westerly wind blowing, we set out on trip two to see what the ocean had in store for us. After picking up our cage and anchoring, we checked out the visibly, which was a comfortable 1m and then started our dive. We got to see some beautiful, large Copper Sharks coming around, most of which appeared to be female sharks. We had a few that we have identified on previous trips, including a female who has lost the tip of her tail. Our divers were treated to a few close passes from these majestic animals, and we also had a Cape Fur Seal hanging around the boat. This seal was giving us a great show, chasing and catching the Southern Mullet Fish around the boat. It’s always fascinating to see how much more energy mammals are willing to expend when hunting, and we all really enjoyed watching this fluffy apex predator strut her stuff.

Trip 3 also had a fun time out at sea, spending our tour with the Copper Sharks once more. These requiem sharks were very curious, coming in and out of the area around the cage, sometimes moving from the deep up to the bait line for investigation. We always feel very lucky to get to see these beauties around the boat, and on this trip we also got to see a couple of smaller individuals. The water was a little chilly today, so after our groups dived, they were given some hot chocolate to warm up before we made our way back into the harbour.

Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark Cage 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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