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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 03 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, April 03, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day to be out on sea, the conditions we great, the sharks were however a little shy...

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

Friday, April 02, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A fintastic Friday out on sea with some Bronze whaler activity...

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

Wednesday, March 31, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wet start to the day with the rain clearing for some Bronze Whaler shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 30 March 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, March 30, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A  bright and early start for the group today but we were lucky enough to encounter not just sharks but the other four animals that make up the Marine Big 5...

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

Monday, March 29, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A slow start to the trip with the birds and a Sunfish as the main attractions before a large female Bronze whaler shark appeared...

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

Saturday, March 27, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A slow start to the day but we finished the trip with a sighting of a large female Bronze Whaler shark...

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