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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 14 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 14, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Cage Diving, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Slashfin,

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:
"Very good experience! Thank you so much!." ~  Ellana

"Amazing experience - Staff are so lovely + friendly. Thank you so much." ~ Yen

"Lifetime experience. Wonderful stuff!" ~ Lukas 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 19.5°C + 19.3°C

Depth: 9m + 7.3m

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Conditions: A slight breeze of wind on an otherwise sunny day. 

Another great morning to start our shark day with. As soon as we reached our dive site and dropped the cage, copper sharks started to arrive one by one, investigating the baits and rubbing against each other. Our guests were absolutely thrilled to see the stunning sharks around them and quite entertained by some tail slaps. As the morning progressed we were visited by a short-tailed stingray who came up to check out our bait and then a cape fur seal made a few quick circles around our boat. Unfortunately, Slashfin had to say 'see you later' to the beautiful animals so it could greet new guests at the harbour. 

For the second trip we once again headed to our dive site in The Shallows. After a brief trip with a spray splashing across the bow, we arrived at the site and quickly attached the cage to the vessel. The Copper sharks arrived quickly and showed our guests their beautiful colours in the sun-light. The divers were amazed as the active Copper sharks swam closely in front of the cage. At the end of the trip everyone was amazed by the amazing sights of these animals. As the crew started to hoist the cage to the back of Slashfin, a Cape Fur Seal came around and lazily gave himself a scratch next to the boat, ending the trip on a comedic note. 


Great White Shark Diving South Africa
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Great White Shark 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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