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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 July 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments: 

"Fantastic! Staff anticipated our every need, were so chilled and knowledgable. Thank you for making us feel okay about the motion sickness!" - Rebecca

"Wonderful experience with friendly, knowledgable staff. Thank you!" - Sally + Andy

"Amazing experience! Staff were friendly and profressional. Thank you!" - Kayla

04/07/2019

Sightings:  Great White Sharks and Bronze whalers

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Yet again a Winters day out on the water for the team and guest of Slashfin, with the swell and wind still lingering however the sun was shining and the sharks were out to play! The first boat out on sea were had our choice of where we would like to anchor and our choiced proved successful with sharks appearing within moments. The first a brief encounter with a Bronze whaler before it disappeared leaving the stage for the Great White sharks to come on through. This trip saw some amazing activity from those magnificent White sharks, from leaps and lunges, slow and fast passes and up close and personal encounters for our guests in the cage. This morning saw a number of the bay's current Great White visitors show up with a range from 2.0m in length to a whopping 4.5m individual. We saw Clampy, the big female patrolling the area, the large male spotted for the first time this season only just yesterday, the large, clean and feisty female and two fast paced juveniles that kept us all on our toes and fingers on the cameras' shutter button. Activity became a little slow towards the end of the trip however the sharks came back before we finished, bidding our guests goodbye and leaving some lasting impressions.

The afternoon progressed with oour second trip and we yet again had sharks around from the get go, yet again the Bronze whalers were first on the scene, but seemed to think better of sticking around and getting in the Great White's way. The activity started off slow for this trip as we had two of the juveniles appear, making amazing quick attempts on the bait and decoy lines, if you blinked you could have missed them! During our second cage however the sharks started to move closer to the boat and cage and show some slower movements allowing us a good look. By the end of the trip we had seen the juveniles make their return for the afternoon but also the new large male and our current favourite big female, Clampy!











If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Cage Diving in South Africa, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator.

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