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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 09 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Clear, bright skies on a flat bay today with the wind causing just a little chop as our guests enjoyed clear, refreshing waters with Bronze whaler sharks and a Cape Fur seal visiting...

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Daily Blog 08 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, December 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Overcast and a bit of a windy day out there but still full of sharks

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Daily Blog 07 December 2019 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, December 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A little breezy out there on the water but nothing that got in the way of some fantastic shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 06 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Friday funday out on the sea with a wild number of incredible encounters...

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Daily Blog 05 December 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, December 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Bright and beautiful day on sea with some stunning wildlife encounters...

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Daily Blog 04 December 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, December 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A little windy out there today but plenty of sun and sharks!

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