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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 04 April 2019 | Cage Diving 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: “Great! Guides were very knowledgeable and we saw lots of sharks”– Shannon

“Fantastic crew and an amazing day. Loads of copper sharks and the great white!! Well worth the early start!” – Nick

‘Amazing experience, great education and good service with great staff!’ - Suzanne

04/04/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: 14.5°C

Depth: 9.5m

Visibility: 1m

Conditions: Wind early on with scattered showers but calmed towards mid-morning

Our trip headed to the shallows early with a lovely sunrise this morning! As we dropped anchor in the shallows we got our divers geared up and had copper sharks nearly instantly. We got our first group in the cage and they got some stunning up close views of the sharks in the water. We caught a brief glimpse of a short tailed stingray on the second group with awesome activity from the copper sharks. Then with our third cage out of nowhere we got a great white! The large female with the dark scar towards the tail popped out and surprised everyone with her size. And as quickly as she was there she was gone again! We finished out the trip with some more copper sharks and then headed back to the great white house for some well deserved soup!

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