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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 13 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, December 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful sunny day with plenty of shark activity, two stingrays a seal and a Humpback dolphin!

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Daily Blog 12 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, December 12, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A slow start to the day but patience paid off and we finished with a bang...

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Daily Blog 10 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, December 10, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A thrilling Thursday on sea with wonderful conditions and some wonderful Bronze Whaler shark activity to match...

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Daily Blog 09 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, December 09, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A beautiful day out at sea with some amazing animals....

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Daily Blog 08 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, December 08, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A fantastic day to be a shark cage diver...

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Daily Blog 06 December 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, December 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A great day on sea to finish the week...

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