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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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 01 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 01, 2018 |  0 Comment

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:

“Great day!! Very well organised and run… had fun and learnt some interesting stuff as well” ~ Isaac & Eloise

“Fantastic and awesome experience” ~ Greg

“Fantastic experience, great organization. Thank you” ~ Liz & Neil 

 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 12.9°C   

Depth: 10.5m  

Visibility: 1m 

Conditions: a sunny and calm day with just a little bit of wind

  The sun was shining bright when we left the Great White House and headed to the harbour. The weather conditions were almost perfect with just a bit of wind and beautiful calm water. As soon as we got to our dive site our guests got their wetsuits and were welcome to put them on. Beautiful copper sharks did not make us wait for too long and the first 9 people were excited to jump into the cage. And as usual the first copper shark brought some friends proving to the clients that they are indeed schooling species. A Cape Fur seal came to say hi as well but unfortunately did not stick around for too long. Once everyone had a chance to be in the same water with the bronzies, we headed back to the harbour.


 

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If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Cage Diving in South Africa, 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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