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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 30 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, April 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A small group enjoying our sea day together! Unfortunately, with no sharks...

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Daily Blog 28 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, April 28, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Looking forward to the better shark days - for now we have to enjoy the seals and some penguins in the water!

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Daily Blog 27 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, April 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Unfortunately, our unlucky streak comtinues, but still an awesome trip with calm seas

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Daily Blog 25 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, April 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A chilly but beautiful day on sea with some fantastic conditions, the only thing missing...those sharks...

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Daily Blog 24 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, April 24, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Fantastic group on a fantastic day! Sadly, we did not see any sharks today, but enjoyed some seals and penguins at the end!

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Daily Blog 23 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, April 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day out on sea with some fantastic conditions and great marine mammal and seabird sightings, however the sharks stayed hidden again today...

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