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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 20 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 20, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronze whaler shark, Cage Diving, Copper shark, diving, shark, 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.

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“The tour was incredible, and the marine biologist aboard was incredibly kind and put up with all of our questions. Thank for all of the work that you do!” – Josh

“Such an amazing experience that we will never forget. Amazing crew. Was perfect from start to finish!” – Madison

“The camera man was so friendly and funny. He does his job so well. He helped us feel more comfortable.” – Albert

20/11/2018

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 15.2°C + 15.4°C

Depth: 8.5m  

Visibility: 2m + 1.5m

Conditions: A bit of drizzle, a lot of fun.

We had a little rain this morning, but that did not dull our spirits in the least. We got everyone dressed into their wetsuits on land and then set out towards the dive site where we hoped to have an awesome few hours with some cool cartilaginous fish. We were in luck, with the sharks coming up within the first 10 minutes at the site. The visibility was also incredible today, with our divers being able to see sharks 2m away. They also got to see some sharks lurking below them, which definitely enhanced the time in the cage. It was so clear that one could even see the eyes of the animals under the water, which made for a great dive.  We got to see a variety of different sized sharks, including an animal that had a tag on its dorsal fin. In recent years, some fishermen have joined in on conservation efforts by assisting in tagging these animals to gain more insight into their movements. The sharks were cooking this morning, but we were also visited by some other species too. The first was a Short Tailed Stingray who visited and gave some of our clients a good look at their impressive wingspan. We also had 2 Cape Fur Seals come up and hug each other in front of the cage, which caused Bee, our videographer, to believe that they may be on honeymoon.

We headed back to the sea once more today. As we left rainy Kleinbaai behind we were excited to see some lovely sharks and other marine wildlife that happened to come and visit our cage. Copper sharks appeared as soon as we attached the cage back to the boat. Divers were thrilled to jump into their wetsuits and meet the sharks in the cage. Bronzies gave us an incredible performance coming up really close to the cage and showing off their beautiful colours. After some time we had a few more visitors: first, a Cape Fur Seal played around the boat for a little while, and then a Short Tailed stingray ascended to investigate our baits. The weather kept changing, with the sun coming out after a little drizzle. Despite the rain, we had a great trip with lots of shark action and other animals. 



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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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