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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 31 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, December 31, 2018 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, Copper shark, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark, 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 comment:
“The copper sharks were exciting and engaging” – Amone & Ane

“Amazing experience! Absolutely loved the scientific/marine biologist comments so we got to learn about beautiful animals we saw. Will recommend!” – Lauren

“So much fun! Exciting especially when they come up close. Many thanks.” – Sebastian & Kiara & Christian & Lina

31/12/2018

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 20.3°C + °C + °C

Depth: 10m + m + m

Visibility: 0.5m + m + m

Conditions: Warm weather with a slight wind in through the day

We started our last day of the year early today but everyone was very excited and could not wait to see the sharks. As soon as we reached our dive location our guests quickly geared up and were ready to enter the cage as the copper sharks already started to arrive. Bronzies were extremely active around the cage, trying to get theit curious snouts inside giving quite an experience to our divers inside. Once everyone were happy we headed back the harbour to take our next group. 

The sun was still nice and hot in the sky as we went back to our dive site for the second trip. Our guests geared up, and after a few minutes the Copper sharks returned to our vessel. Our divers eagerly jumped into the cage and as the sharks came amazingly close to the cage, our divers had an amazing time in the cage. Soon we showed our guests Dyer Island and the seal colony at Geyser Rock, before heading back to shore. 

 

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