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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 29 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"Absolutely fantastic day made even better by the people in charge. Well done guys!" - Richard

"Magnificent creatures, awesome trip, helpful crew!" - Daniella, Sean + Sheldon

"Great experience. Thank you for a wonderful day!' - Nick

Sightings: Great White sharks, Bronze Whalers and Cape Fur seal

Visibility: Poor

Water temperature: Moderate

Sea conditions: Little to no swell or wind and mostly clear skies with patches of cloud 


The first shark of the day, a feisty female Bronze whaler


The Bronze whalers continued to break the waters' surface leading to some beautiful views


Enter the Great White shark, a 4.5m female that came leaping out of the water


Father, son and daughter enjoying some quality family time in the cage


A flash of those pearly whites


Lunge out of water - check, roll back eyes - check, snap jaws shut - check. On point encounter


A Bronze whaler looking ever the goldern shark of Gansbaai


A successful morning for these early risers


We had some incredible sightings of our beautiful Bronze whalers on the second trip


Everyone enjoyed them in and out of the water


Coming really close and being very curious


What a beautiful animal!


Nom!


Just a close up on the nictitating membrane that some sharks have to protect their eyes


Thank you all, it was a JAWSome trip!


Another beautiful trip with bronzies swirling around us


Stunning animals being very curious and checking us out


Pretty face


Happy divers!




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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