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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 15 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, August 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day out there, unfortunately better luck with the sharks next time

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Daily Blog 14 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, August 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A windy but sunny day out at sea, we were lucky enough to see some southern right whales, unfortunately no sharks for us today

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Daily Blog 13 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, August 13, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

For some Friday the 13th can be an unlucky day- not for us, for us it meant some good shark sightings! We had two bronzies coming up nice and close!

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Daily Blog 10 August 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, August 10, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

Some fun times with the seal being all over us for the whole trip! Unfortunately no sharks...

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

Monday, August 09, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The day started off with a bit of rain but we were lucky enough to get the sunny side of our winters, unfortunately no sharks to be seen

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

Saturday, August 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Very misty but calm day out there, unfortunately, still with no sharks!

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