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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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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STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF MARINE DYNAMICS SHARK TOURS (PTY) LTD AND DYER ISLAND CRUISES (PTY) LTD

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CONDITION OF PAYMENT

A 100% deposit or upfront credit card payment will confirm all bookings. No booking can be confirmed without the required proof of payment or credit card authorisation. We accept all legal tender for payments.

Payments can be made online when making a reservation. Telephonic reservations will require the completion of a credit card authorisation form to secure booking.

A child of 12 years and older will automatically be regarded as an adult and charged the full adult rate for all services. Children under 12 years of age will qualify for the lower advertised rate.

Price is inclusive of Value Added Tax. The exchange rate is calculated daily and therefore is subject to fluctuations.

CANCELLATION POLICY

We encourage advance bookings based on demand. Our cancellation policy is as below:

  • No shows and cancellation within 7 days of departure – 100% cancellation fee

*This fee will be debited on the day of the trip if the above applies.
A full refund will be considered on merit, by management, in the event of illness, hospitalisation, accident or death, upon receipt of proof thereof.

A full refund will be granted should the activity be cancelled in the interest of safety, prior to the trip.

In the remote chance of no great white shark activity while on a shark cage diving experience, a 25% refund will be granted. The transfer fee is non-refundable.

 

LIABILITY

All guests are required to sign an indemnity form prior to the activity thereby acknowledging that the activity is undertaken at own risk.

Any unaccompanied minor (under 18 years of age) requires the indemnity to be signed by a parent/legal guardian prior to the activity.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIAL

The company shall be entitled to take photographs, films and videos (including in electronic format) of the client during his excursions, and may use such photographic, film and video material for the purpose of any advertising or brochure productions, which the client irrevocably gives his consent thereto, and without any consideration being payable to the client.

GENERAL

All trips are subject to weather conditions and times may vary accordingly.

Upon the confirmation of any booking, it shall be regarded that the client has read and accepted all the terms and conditions contained herein.

All terms and conditions are subject to South African Law & Jurisdiction.