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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 22 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 22, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: Bronze Whalers, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, sharks,

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
“Had an amazing time! Wonderful experience!” ~ Adrian

“Amazing experience. Enjoyed the whole trip.” ~ Minal

“Beautiful sharks and a beautiful day. Our biologist really made it a great experience” ~ Amy & Alex & Ben & Natalie

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 19.7 C + 20.3°C

Depth: 8.2m

Visibility: 1m + 2m 

Conditions: beautiful calm and sunny day

What a beautiful day to go shark cage diving. We left the harbour with the shining bright and the water being nice and calm. We got to our dive site and everyone couldn't wait to get into the water. As soon as we attached the cage to our boat copper sharks started to arrive. Very slow and lazy at first they picked up the speed as people got into the cage and baits were in the water. Sharks came really nice and close to the divers allowing everyone to see how stunning these animals are. Once everyone had their chance in the cage we headed back to the Great White House to enjoy our lunch.

The sun was hot and high in the sky as we arrived at our dive site in the Shallows. The crew quickly attached the cage to Slashfin, and our guests jumped into their wetsuits. The Copper sharks quickly arrived, and our divers jumped into the cage. These beautiful animals can get up to 3.3 meters long, and can weight up to 240 kg. It's weight did not stop one Copper shark of jumping straight out of the water, in full view of all our guests. The Short-tailed stingray was soon back as well. Overall our guests had an amazing time on the boat, and we soon we headed back to shore.

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