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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 23 January 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, January 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Unfortunately we are still on our unlucky streak - no sharks, but a lovely day to be out at sea

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Daily Blog 19 January 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, January 19, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Unfortunately, there was no luck waiting for us in the shallows today. No shark sightings but a lovely day with some other kind of wildlife!

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Daily Blog 17 January 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, January 17, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A lovely day to be out at sea but unfortunately there was no shark sightings for the trip...

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Daily Blog 14 January 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, January 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Unfortunately, working with the wildlife can be sometimes tricky! No sharks for us today, but we are looking forward to seeing them on our next trip.

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Daily Blog 12 January 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, January 12, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A chilly day on sea proved well worth the cold and wait after some stunning Bronze Whaler shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 10 January 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, January 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Great way to finish this week - with sharks in the cage! 

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