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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 28 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, December 28, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a beautiful day out at sea! Wind picked up a bit as the day progressed, but our wildlife was absolutely amazing!

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Daily Blog 27 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, December 27, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A shark filled Sunday...

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Daily Blog 26 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, December 26, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What an incredible day we had here at Marine Dynamics! Sharks, Stingrays, Seals Penguins and Dolphins! 

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Daily Blog 25 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, December 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our Christmas day spent with stunning Bronzies! Merry Christmas indeed!

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Daily Blog 24 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, December 24, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Started with some thick mist and rain over the ocean in the morning, but as the day progressed it cleared up! Beautiful day for shark cage diving!

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Daily Blog 23 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, December 23, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild and windy Wednesday on sea, our patience was rewarded with some great Bronze Whaler shark encounters....

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