• 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 February 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape Town, Copper shark, great white, Kleinbaai, Marine Dynamics, shark, south africa, 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: “Amazing experience, the guide was excellent thanks!” – Ben

“Great adventure – another thing ticked off my bucket list! Thank you” – Linda

“Such a great experience! I want to come back to see great whites!” – Meghan


Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 15.0°C + 15.3°C  

Depth: 9.1m + 11.2m  

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Conditions: Wind picked up through the day but warm and sunny

We headed straight to the shallows this morning in search of sharks! As we arrived we got our cage in the water and our guests into their wetsuits. It wasn’t long until we glimpsed our first shark though activity started out a little slow. It soon improved and our divers jumped into the cage, we had some excellent activity for our first group of divers, with some stunning close passes and face to face action. Our second and third cages experienced some incredible activity as well. As the trip went on we were also able to log 3 different sharks that were tagged! Unfortunately we also spotted a shark with fishing line wrapped around the head and still hooked. We will monitor over the coming days to see if we can releive the shark of the line. But, with the sun high in the sky we enjoyed a lovely summer morning! With a successful trip ticked we headed back to the harbour for our second trip.

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