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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 25 November 2018 | Shark Cage Diving

Sunday, November 25, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler sharks, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark cage diving, sharks,

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

25/11/2018

Guest Comments:


"Awesome staff! Congratulations you've made the trip even more insane." - Lars

"This was an incredible experience. Getting to see sharks from a few feet away was breathtaking. " - Simeon & Rebeca

"Buenisima experiencia!! Saludos y Gracias!!!" - Leo & Nestor

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 14.2°C + 16.6°C

Depth: 7.8 m + 9.0 m

Visibility: 1.5 m + 1.5 m

Conditions: no wind with low swell


Perfect conditions greeted us this morning. There was almost no wind and a very low swell for our area. The copper sharks wasted no time at all coming over to the boat. While the coppers were quite active, we had a cape fur seal that clearly hadn't drunk any coffee yet. He very lazily swam around often appearing to almost be sunbathing. After everyone had a chance in the cage, we made our way back to harbour on still calm waters.

For our second trip, we once again headed back to our dive location with the sun shining bright and calm water. At the dive site guests excitedly waited for the crew to pick up the cage and attach it to the boat. As soon as the cage was attached first copper sharks appeared. Sharks’ performance was incredible and divers were in awe of the incredible grace and beauty they got to witness. Once again a Cape Fur Seal was bathing next right next to us. After everyone had enough time in the cage we pulled it onto the boat and headed back to the Great White House to have some soup and enjoy the video of our great trip.

 

 

 

 


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