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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 02 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

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 comments:

"Beautiful experience! Bucket list. Great team." - May

"Great experience with a very friendly, helpful crew. Got to see the great white! Thanks!" - Shereen

02/10/2019

Sightings: 
Great white shark, Copper shark

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Location: Joubertsdam


Beautiful female great white shark slowly cruising at the back of the boat


And finally we got her to get a bit closer to the divers


Stunning bronzie activity for the rest of the trip


Coming in numbers


Thank you all for joining us today


The copper sharks getting nice and close today!


Cruising through the shallows!


A copper shark sowing off why they're called copper sharks!!


Check that beautiful snout out!


Shaaaaark!!!


The copper sharks rushing to say hello to our third group!


Not a bad view from the top deck!


Sharks approaching from the right!


Hot chocolates as a reward for jumping in the cool waters today!


Thank you and safe travels!


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