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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 02 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 |  0 Comment Tags: cage dive, Cape Town, Copper shark, great white, Kleinbaai, 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 comment: “Very friendly and informative staff! Unfortunate not to see the great white, but lots of action form the copper sharks!”– The Knights

“Very well looked after throughout the day! Dissapointing not to see the great white but lots of Copper sharks!” – Chris

 03/04/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 16.5°C

Depth: 5.5m

Visibility: 1m

Conditions: Gentle breeze with sunshine and calm seas

With only one trip today we headed out a little later. But we headed straight to the shallows to go check out what was going on. As we approached our anchor spot, we saw a white shark cruising around just below the surface. So we dropped anchor and started to get our divers ready. However it seemed that the white shark didn’t fancy showing herself to the divers! We did get copper sharks very quickly and we had stunning activity throughout the trip with these sharks! All our divers managed to get up close to these amazing animals. We managed to enjoy them with some lovely sunshine and our guests on board learnt some interesting facts about this little known species. With another successful trip under our belts we headed back to the harbour, and to the white house for some warm soup and bread!

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