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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 29 December 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, December 29, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape Town, Copper shark, great white, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, south africa, Stingray, White Shark,

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: “Awesome experience and very knowledgeable crew! Had a great time!” – Kurtis

“Very insightful and educational, loved being so close to the sharks and loved the stingrays” – Amanda & Kyle

“Thank you for the really great trip! The team was amazing – really friendly, helpful and informative. Thank you!” – Clare & Matt

29/12/2018

Location:
Joubertsdam

Water Temperature:  20.2°C + 20.7°C + 20.9°C + 21.2°C

Depth: 11.1m + 12.0m + 13.1m + 9.4m

Visibility: 1m + 2m + 3m + 3m

Conditions:  Sunshine and blue skies with a little bit of wind in the afternoon

With a busy day ahead of us on the shark cage diving boat we headed to the shallows nice and early! As we approached our dive site for this morning, we got ourselves geared up into our suits to get up close with the sharks! We had sharks around Slashfin pretty quickly this morning, and our divers excitedly clambered into the cage to catch a glimpse at the sharks in their world. With some lovely passes close by the cage, our divers in the water were in awe of the spectacle the sharks were giving us this morning. We had a couple of tagged individuals cruising passed the cage this morning as well, demonstrating the push to understand these sharks a little bit more than what we already know of these guys! With a stingray towards the end of the trip, we started to wrap up the trip and headed back to the harbour.

For our second trip, we headed right back out to our cage in the shallows where the sharks returned towards the cage within minutes. Our divers hopped into the cage and got eye to eye to these beautiful sharks! With the copper sharks activity pretty consistent with our first few cages, we got our eyes on another short tailed stingray! With our last group of divers in the water and some more stunning activity, our divers were thoroughly entertained and happy with their cage dive experience.

Next up trip three, we returned to our cage and had our divers ready for the sharks! Our divers got into the cage and headed into the warm afternoon water! With the sharks seemingly becoming more lucid in the sunshine, we had some fantastic sightings from the boat and the cage as we basked in the sunshine.

Finally we headed out for our last trip and arrived in the shallows for some more shark fun! With the bronzies around again in moments, we were able to run our divers straight into the water. Activity was similar from our previous trips, with stunning sharks and beautiful sunshine. We got a couple of nice sightings of the stingrays on this trip as well! Our final group of divers clambered in the cage and got our last few passes from the day. As we cleaned up and hauled the cage on to Slashfin, we began our journey back to the harbour, with the warm evening sunshine still beating on.



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