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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 04 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, September 04, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A truly stunning Saturday out on the sea...

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Daily Blog 02 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, September 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an absolute blast we had out at sea today - stunning weather conditions, sharks everywhere and whales on the way back!

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Daily Blog 01 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, September 01, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A day spent of sea with some spectacular Bronze Whaler shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 31 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, August 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The last trip of August was a wet and wild one, and whilst we had to wait a little while for the sharks it was worth it when the Bronze whaler sharks appeared...

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Daily Blog 29 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, August 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Waht5 a beautiful day! A bit of an adventure with the sharks!

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

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild day out in the bay as the Bronze Whaler sharks came to play...

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