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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 31 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea with some easterly wind blowing water flat

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Daily Blog 30 October 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

After a big storm the sharks came out to play

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Blue Flag Certification 2019/2020 Season

Tuesday, October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics and sister company Dyer Island Cruises have been awarded Blue Flag certification for the fourth consecutive year. Only ten boats in South Africa were awarded Blue Flag status and three of our vessels form part of this select group

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Daily Blog 26 October 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea with lots of active sharks and plenty of sunshine later in the morning

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Cape Town Tourism Award: Leading Edge for Visitors Experience 2019

Friday, October 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We are honoured to receive the Leading Edge Award for Visitor Experience for a second consecutive year, during the Cape Town Tourism Annual General Meeting held at the CTICC on 23 October 2019. Marine Dynamics and affiliated companies were also awarded as runners up for the Social Impact Award.

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Daily Blog 24 October 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, October 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Wonderful shark encounters today....

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