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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 19 September 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, September 19, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

First shark cage diving trip for the Marine Dynamics team since March...

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Orca predation on Great White Shark in Gansbaai, South Africa

Monday, July 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) responded to a stranded Great White shark notification. The carcass was recovered and our team of marine biologists performed a necropsy the following morning.

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Carte Blanche on South African demersal shark longliners

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This investigative insert on Carte Blanche brings to the attention of the public the South African demersal shark longliners.

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Daily Blog 23 March 2020 | Great White Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, March 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Incredible day for our lucky guests with some beautiful Great White sharks, Bronze whaler sharks and Short-tail stingrays seen...

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Daily Blog 22 March 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, March 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea with five different Great White sharks, ranging from just below 2.0m to 4.5m!

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Daily Blog 21 March 2020 | Great White Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai

Saturday, March 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A weekend wonderland on sea with stunning conditions and great shark activity...

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