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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 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, August 23, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A great afternoon on sea with a number of Bronze Whaler sharks seen...

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Daily Blog 22 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, August 22, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out at sea with some lovely bronze whaler activity!

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Daily Blog 21 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, August 21, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another wonderful day with bronzies and a seal!

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Daily Blog 20 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, August 20, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day on sea with fantastic encounters with some Bronze Whaler sharks...

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Daily Blog 18 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, August 18, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a rainy start but wonderful day out at sea with some bronzies and seals!

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Daily Blog 16 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, August 16, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day on the bay, whilst the sharks were shy we had some lovely Cape Fur seal sightings and a Southern Right whale sighting on our way back into the harbour...

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