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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 22 September 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"What an amazing journey!! Four great whites and copper sharks! Crew was great!" - Gale & Brandon

"This was the best thing ever!! Loved it! I wanted to do this excursion and convinced my friend! It was great seeing all the sharks!!" - Lisa

"Fantastic trip! The sharks were incredible and the crew really great too! Thanks for the amazing trip!" - Suil & David

22/09/2019

Location:
Joubertsdam

Sightings: Great White sharks and Bronze whaler

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Poor


A glorious copper shark soaking up someof the sunshine this morning!


Not often you get a nice jaw shot of a copper shark!


One of our great white sharks this morning!


A beautiful and unmistakeable snout shot of a great white!


Clampy is still around and showing us some awesome aerial abilities!


Some of our keen divers went twice in the cage today!


Those teeth shooting through the white wash!


Sharks and sunshine, with a little bit of a breeze, but when there are sharks like this!


A happy group of shark cage divers back from their adventures at sea!


The acoustically tagged shark Waddel joined us on the second trip!


The copper sharks were also stars of the show as well today!


Waddel gliding right by the cage.


Shaaaaarks!


Hello from the UK! Was nice meeting you guys!

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Diving in Gansbaai, 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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