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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 20 February 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, February 20, 2024 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An early rise for guests, rewarded with beautiful Bronze whaler activity!

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Daily Blog 19 February 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, February 19, 2024 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an amazing start to a new week! Sharks, stingray, penguins and seabirds!

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Daily Blog 18 February 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, February 18, 2024 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A day filled with elasmobranch sightings of our Bronze whaler sharks and Short-tail stingray!

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Daily Blog 17 February 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, February 17, 2024 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We finally got back in the water with the sharks today after a couple of days on land!

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Daily Blog 14 February 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, February 14, 2024 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A Valentine's Day filled with plenty of beautiful wildife sightings!

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Daily Blog 13 February 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, February 13, 2024 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We had a wild day out at sea! From seals and sharks to African penguins!

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