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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 19 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, January 19, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: Cape Cormorant, Cape fur seal, Copper shark, Dyer Island, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, mola mola, 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 Comments:

“Absolutely fabulous experience! Thank God for the helpful crew:)“ ~ Brian family

“Awesome day! Top 5 days of my life. Thank you!! ~ Hannah

“Such a great day! Thank you for the amazing experience and information. Can’t wait to do it again one day!” ~ Cody

Location:Joubertsdam

Temperature: 18.9°C  

 

Depth: 9.9m

Visibility: 1m 

Conditions: A bit smelly than usual but a nice and warm day at sea

We left the harbour on a bit choppy waters but as soon as we got to the dive location we were treated with a sighting of a beautiful sunfish that was just swimming by around 20 m away from us. Once we attached the cage to the side of the boat and started chumming the water, Bronze Whalers started to arrive. Our divers couldn’t wait to get into the cage so they quickly geared up and were ready to start their adventure. Every cage had some really close encounters with the copper sharks, giving them a chance to have a really good look at them underwater. Cape Fur seal gave us a visit as well, porpoising around the boat for a short period of time. As the divers got into the last cage of the trip at least a thousand of Cape Cormorants flew our way from Dyer Island and landed on water very close to our boat, looking like a carpet on water they gave our guests a great experience of watching such an incredible sight. Once everyone were happy with their sharks cage diving experience we headed back to the harbour.


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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