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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 17 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 17, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler, bronzie, Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Copper Sharks, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, Seal, 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:
"Great trip, crew friendly + knowledgeable. Thanks. " ~ Rich

"Absolutely brilliant experience, very professional team!" ~ Joseph

"A-MA-ZING! Thank you!" ~ Shakhina

17/01/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Temperature: 19.1°C + 19.9°C

Depth: 9.2m + 8.1m

Visibility:  1.5m + 2m 

Conditions: Sunny on a flat sea, with little wind. 

The sun was hot in the sky and the sea flat, as we headed out towards our dive site. As the cage was dropped into the water and attached to our vessel, our divers jumped into their wetsuits and moments later the first Copper sharks arrived. It was an amazing day out at sea as our divers witnessed the sharks passing close by the cage in beautiful mid-summer waters. 

In the afternoon we once again headed to the Shallows and saw that the Copper sharks were waiting for us there. Our divers quickly jumped into the cage, and once again were amazing by the beauty of these fantastic animals. A cheeky young Cape fur seal hung around our vessel for a while, not really phased by all the large sharks swimming about. Later an adult Cape fur seal appeared, and showed off it's recently captured lunch: a small shyshark. After an amazing time out at sea, we headed back, where our guests enjoyed some nice soup and home-made bread.


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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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