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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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 06 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, January 06, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape Town, Copper shark, Great White Shark, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, 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: “Great morning and Some great sharks, brilliant and knowledgeable crew!” – Ian & Vicky

“Experience of a lifetime, thanks for the memories!” – Spencer & Marine

“Wonderful experience! Staff were very friendly and helpful!” – Bryan & Michelle

06/01/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 17.9°C + 16.8°C

Depth: 12.1m + 8.5m

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Conditions:  Sunny weather with a bit of wind picking up in the afternoon

Our divers were up nice and early to see some sharks this morning! And we headed straight to a nice spot in the shallows, where we had copper sharks around us within minutes. While activity was a bit slow to start off with, it soon picked up as the sun climbed higher in the sky! Our first group of divers got some very close passes by the cage from several stunning copper sharks. We spotted a second copper shark with a missing dorsal fin on this trip as well which seems rather strange! We will continue to investigate this! The remaining divers got some stunning activity as the trip continued, with some more eager divers going in the cage twice! With the water as it is at the moment it isn’t too chilly, and the sharks are of course totally worth it!

For our second trip we once again headed back to our dive site, and our divers quickly jumped into their wetsuits. It wasn't long before the copper sharks were back, and our divers were thrilled by the beauty of these animals. These animals cruise around at about 2.5 km/h. Later a Cape fur seal passed by our cage, and briefly entertained our divers. The day remained absolutely beautiful, and the sharks made the day a success. 
 



 

Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

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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