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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 13 September 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"We were looked after so well! Thank you. Amazing views on the boat and in the cage, great staff and fantastic to see the sharks in their natural environment!" - Emma + Thomas

"Brilliant and very knowledgable staff and volunteers. Great views and an amazing experience!" - Barry + Claire

"Thank you for all your help , you guys were awesome! Amazing sharks!" - Katherine

13/09/2019

Sightings:  Great White Sharks and Bronze whalers

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate


White shark wave


Waddel, our newly tagged juvenile female Great White came by for a visit


The stunning pointed snout of a Great White shark


What lies beneath


Shaaaaarks


Cruising up to the cage


Nosing the surface


Up close and personal with a Great White shark


Can you see the reflection of our vessel on this shiny shark?


Ready for those sharks

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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