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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 03 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, April 03, 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 comment: “This has been on my bucket list for years and it did not disappoint. Marine Dynamics has been so well organised, caring and professional. Thank you for the unforgettable experience!”– Natasha

“As a whole this company was so well organised. The trip ran so smoothly and everyone enjoyed. Thanks so much for an experience of a lifetime!” – Kailey

“We had a lot of fun seeing the sharks so close. Great and friendly staff, Awesome experience! Thank you” – Tamzin

03/04/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 14.5°C + 14.7°C

Depth: 6.5m + 7.9m

Visibility: 1m + 1m

Conditions: Gentle breeze with sunshine and calm seas

We headed out to a beautiful sunrise this morning. And as we prepped the cage and our divers we got copper sharks very quickly. So cue the divers and in they got. With these sharks they come very close to the cage so even in the slightly murky water this morning, our divers enjoyed face to face views with these magnificent sharks. All of our divers managed to grab excellent sightings underwater this morning, as well as observing them from the top deck of Slashfin! We finished off the trip with a bonus trip to the islands where we got nice and close to the seals and even saw a couple of penguins. After this we headed back to the harbour to collect our next set of divers.

For our second trip we headed once again back to our dive site in The Shallows. As our crew anchored Slashfin, a dark shadow of a white shark passed in the distance. Our guests received their wetsuits and soon we had our first visitors around the boat, a copper shark. Our divers climbed in the cage and soon we had both copper sharks and white sharks swimming around the cage. Even Clubtail came around for a brief visit. Towards the end of the trip a short-tailed stingray rose up from the deep. After the trip we briefly visited Dyer Island and Geyser Rock, showing our guests the local seal colony. Afterwards we headed back to shore where our guests finished the trip with some amazing soup and bread. 

 

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