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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 01 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, December 01, 2019 |  0 Comment

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"Amazing day, crew very helpful and the animals were fantastic! Many thanks to Marine Dynamics!" - David + Sarah

"Excellent experience! Once in a lifetime! Thank you!" - Natalia

"Experience was amazing. Thank you for a great time!" - Stacey + Beau 

01/12/2019

Water temperature: Warm

Visibility: Modearte

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal and Short-tail stingray


Those Bronze whalers were quick to appear and stuck around today making for beautiful sightings


Watching me watching you


It's cage diving time


A Bronze whaler making its' way ever closer towards us


This Cape Fur seal took a short break from its' fishing efforts allowing us a nice view of the creature


1..2..3 SHARK!


Beautiful bronzie showing off her tan


Ready to go!


And of course our cape fur seal


Just another shot of a copper shark for you


Coming in numbers to check us out


Thank you all! Was such a pleasure meeting you all!

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