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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 28 September 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, September 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We had a great day on sea with nice conditions, wonderful sightings and some great guests...

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Daily Blog 27 September 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, September 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Wonderful day out at sea with some beautiful shark activity

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

Thursday, September 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A hugely enjoyable day on sea today with stunning conditions, both above and below water, and the Bronze whaler sharks coming out to play...

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

Tuesday, September 22, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bright and sunny day at sea for our shark cage divers to be...

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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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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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