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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 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, November 23, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cage Diving, Cape Fur Seals, Copper Sharks, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, seals, Slashfin,

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

23/11/2018

Guest Comments:

"Great experience. Loved the enthusiasm and passion." - Sarah & Tony

"Best day eves! Staff and crew were amazing, Thank you" - Debbie

"BEST DAY! Loved the crew and the cage. 5 stars!" - Caitln

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 13.2°C + 13.0°C

Depth: 9.4 m + 11.5m

Visibility: 0.5 m + 0.5m 

Conditions: sunny with wind picking up

We launched this morning as the wind had started picking up a bit. Fortunately, that did not deter the copper sharks from coming to see us. The water temperature had dropped a couple of degrees since yesterday, but they still remained active throughout all of the cages. Our favorite cape fur seal also popped by quickly a few times while looking for his lunch. Thanks to all of our clients for their enthusiasm onboard, it was a great day at sea!

On our second trip we headed back to the same divesite as before at The Shallows. The Cape Fur Seal from this morning quickly popped up and swam around while our guests got into their wetsuits. Soon the copper sharks arrived as well and our divers had an amazing time in the cage. Towards the end of our trip we were briefly visited by a Southern Right whale. Our guests had an amazing time on sea, and were not deterred by the wind and swell of the day. 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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