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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 27 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, December 27, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: African penguin, Bronze Whalers, bronzie, Cage Diving, Copper Sharks, Kleinbaai, Penguin, shark cage diving,

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:

"It was a once in a lifetime experience. So glad we did it!" ~  Puja + Kunal

"Thank you to the amazing team for an unforgettable experience." ~ Moira + Walker

"Thank you for being so well organised and showing us an incredible." ~ Jannine + Daniel 

Location: Joubertsdam

Temperature: 20.9 +  21.2

Depth: 11.3 + 10.2

Visibility:  4 +  3

Conditions: Overcast with a bit of wind and swell. 

The sun had just risen over the horizon when we headed out to The Shallows. When we arrived our divers quickly got into their wetsuits and patiently waited for the first sharks to arrive. Luckily our divers didn't have to wait long, as soon the first Copper sharks rose up from the deep. Our divers jumped into the cage and were amazed as the sharks swam within inches of them. Despite the swell, our divers had an amazing time viewing our sharks up close. Later in the trip, one of the endangered African Penguins from Dyer Island briefly swam by, while a few of our guests saw a pair of dolphins as well. Soon we headed back to shore, where our guests enjoyed some soup and bread, and for those who needed it, some nice cold ginger ale.  

Our second trip launched and we headed back to our cage in the shallows. Because of the chance of rain this morning, we'd already dressed into our suits on land so we could get sharky straight away. And it wasn't long until our first few copper sharks appeared around the cage! Our eager divers got ready and into the cage, to face some magnificent activity with the copper sharks. We had some stunning close passes by the cage, much to the delight of our divers! With the activity of the sharks pretty steady through the trip, all our divers got an excellent oppportunity to see the sharks both from the cage and onboard Slashfin. As our final group hopped out of the water, we pulled the cage and headed back to land to enjoy the afternoon sunshine!


 

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If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then 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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