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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 09 November 2019 | Shark Cage Diving

Saturday, November 09, 2019 |  0 Comment

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Guest comment:

"Best trip ever!!! Thanks for the nice service." - Jacob, Nicklaus, Emil, Vincent

"Wicked time and great experience. The team was amazing and really helpful." - Ryan & Kayleigh

"Well organized and a fantastic trip! Better than imagined, especially with the white shark showing up. Thanks!" - Joffrey

09/11/2019

Sightings:
Great white shark; copper shark; cape fur seal; southern right whale

Location: Joubertsdam

Water Temperature: Warm

Visibility: Poor


New white shark to the bay


Good times on the boat


Local interns learning more about the area


Vegetarian shark....trying to get that kelp


Ladies day!!!


white shark just under the surface


quick glimpse of a southern right whale


copper sharks are always fun to watch


Thanks so much for braving the wind


Stunning colouration on the bronzie


Enjoying sharks in and out of the water


Coming in numbers to check us out


So agile and graceful these animals are!


Copper shark ball


Thanks you all for joining us on this little adventure!


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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