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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 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

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:
"Today's dive was absolutely amazing, not only were the animal sightings in abundance, the crew was awesome as well! Thanks Guys!!" ~  Carike

"What an amazing experience. We had so much fun." ~ Helmien + Casper 

"Awesome!" ~ Carne 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 18.9 + 19.0 + 

Depth: 9 + 10 + 

Visibility:  2 + 2 + 

Conditions: Sunny and hot with a slight breeze. 

The sun was blazing in the sky as Slashfin headed out to our dive site in the Shallows. The cage was quickly put in the water. Luckily the Copper sharks arrived before our divers got in their wetsuits. Our divers quickly jumped into the cage and were thrilled by the amazing activity of the sharks. Soon a short-tailed stingray came by, and both species entertained our divers for the duration of the trip. We soon headed back and our guests enjoyed some amazing soup and homemade bread. 

For the second trip we once again headed back to our dive site. Once there our guests were quickly treated by the Copper sharks and Short-tailed stingray. The Copper sharks remained incredibly active, and the stingray came around for several passes. After a fantastic dive, we quickly showed our guests the birds of Dyer Island and the Cape Fur Seals at Geyser Rock. Afterwards we slowly made our way back to shore, parting with our guests who continued on with their travels around South Africa. 

For our final trip of the day we had a big group of students travelling around the world by ship, so they were more than comfortable on Slashfin today. This afternoon the sun continued to pull through coupled with some lovely copper shark activity. We had sharks within moments and our first group of divers headed into the water to get face to face with these super slick sharks. Activity was fairly constant through the trip allowing all our divers to get a great view of the sharks both underwater and on board our lovely top deck. With some very happy divers we got our cage secured on the back of the boat and headed back to the harbour with a glorious sunset approaching. 


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