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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 19 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Copper shark, shark, shark cage diving, sharks,

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:

“Brilliant! Loved how informative and helpful the crew were! Thank you!” – Lauren

“Thank you for this life changing experience. I had such an amazing time.” – Jason

19/11/2018

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 14.9°C + 15.2°C

Depth: 8.2m + 11.m

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Conditions: A sunny day with a little wind.

We left the harbour on a beautiful not so early morning. The sun was shining and the wind was dropping down. On our way to the dive site, we were followed by a flock of Cape Cormorants. Once we reached the dive site we dropped the cage into the water and the divers quickly changed into their wetsuits. The sharks made us wait a little bit longer than usual, but as soon as we changed our anchor spot, they started arriving one after another. Straight after Coppers Sharks we were visited by two beautiful Short Tailed Stingrays, who came up to the surface a few times throughout the whole trip.  Our divers were extremely excited to see the sharks up close and learn more about these incredible animals. After everyone had their chance to dive, we left the cage behind for the next trip and headed back to the harbour.

We had a lovely second tour on Slashfin today, with a light breeze blowing and some amazing shark activity. We got to do most of our diving with some curious Copper Sharks, but we also had a Short Tailed Stingray and even a Cape Fur Seal make an appearance.  We did not have to wait long for the action to begin, with the sharks popping up after only about 10 minutes on anchor. Our divers had some close encounters in the cage, with the sharks coming right up to give everyone a great look. About half way through the tour, the stingray appeared and began to try his luck, giving our divers some impressive views as he lunged up in an effort to investigate our operation. On this tour, we also got to spot some Southern Right Whales, including a pair breaching in the distance.

 


Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa
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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