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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 11 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, September 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Happy Saturday indeed for our shark cage divers, the first trip started off with a bunch of penguins and a Bryde's whale! Also a great shark day for MD team...

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Daily Blog 09 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, September 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A warm, bright Spring day out in the bay with those golden sharks, the Bronze Whalers...

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The Bronze Whaler shark

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Bronze Whaler sharks can affectionately be heard referred to as the golden sharks of Gansbaai, it only seems right that we delve deeper into the Bronze Whaler shark with this introduction - stay tuned over the coming weeks for more information relating to this stunning species of shark...

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Daily Blog 08 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a stunning and calm day out at sea with crazy shark activity!

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Daily Blog 07 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, September 08, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A golden afternoon on sea with those Bronze Whaler sharks...

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Daily Blog 06 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, September 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a beautiful sunny and full of sharks day!

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