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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 06 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: 
"Brilliant experience, will definitly recommend to others." ~ Dannielle & Mark

"An amazing experience enjoyed by all. Thank you for your professionalism." ~ Thill and Hunt

"Awesome trip, great staff. Will return again." ~ Jose

06/04/2019

Location: Joubertsdam 

Water Temperature: 14.4°C + 14.5°C + 14.2°C

Depth: 9.3m + 9.7m + 8.0m

Visibility: 0.5m + 0.5m + 0.5m

Conditions: Overcast in the morning, with a slight wind, but clearing up in the afternoon.

For our second trip we once again headed out to our dive site in The Shallows. Once at our site, our crew attached the cage to the side of the vessel and put us on anchor, while our divers received their wetsuits. Soon our first copper sharks arrived, and our divers climbed into the cage. These beautiful copper sharks stayed active for most of the trip, with an occasional visit of several white sharks, which increased the excitement of the whole experience. Soon we headed back to shore, where our guests finished the trip with some amazing soup and bread. 

As we headed back for our third trip of the day, when we arrived at the site where we left our cage behind, a white shark was already waiting for us. Our divers quickly climbed into their wetsuits, and the moment our crew had the cage attached to the side of the vessel, our divers climbed into the cage. It turned into a spectacular trip, with various copper sharks and white sharks visiting our cage over and over again. As the sun was heading down, we made our way back to dry land, where our guests ended the trip with some delicious veggie soup and homemade bread.

 

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