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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 25 October 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, October 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Quite an overcast day but beautiful sharks coming to us nice and close

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Daily Blog 24 October 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, October 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A great way to start off the weekend with some fantastic shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 23 October 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, October 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A golden Friday at sea with some Bronze whaler sharks...

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Daily Blog 17 October 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, October 17, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Wonderful late Saturday morning with an awesome and enthusiatic group! The sharks were out to play!

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Daily Blog 14 October 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, October 14, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Wonderful Wednesday here in Gansbaai with beautiful golden sharks playing nicely in the sun

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Daily Blog 12 October 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, October 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Monday blues?! Not here - we had a fantastic start to the day spending the morning out in the bay watching those golden sharks of Gansbaai, the Bronze whalers...

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