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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 July 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, July 15, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another hit and miss for us, unfortunately, but we are looking forward to getting our luck next time!

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

Wednesday, July 14, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

So happy to be out at sea again after quite some time! Unfortunately, no luck in the shark department for us today

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Shark Week 2021 ft Dickie Chivell and Alison Towner

Sunday, July 11, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This Shark Week Season will feature a number of programs starring our team members, Ph.D. candidate Alison Towner and marine conservationist/adventurer/skipper Dickie Chivell.

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

Wednesday, July 07, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Unfortunately no sharks for us in the shallows but a warm winter day and a trip to the islands for the seals!

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Daily Blog 06 July 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, July 06, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Beautiful day at sea, with sunfish, penguins, seals and dolphins, but unfortunately no sharks today...

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Daily Blog 05 July 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, July 05, 2021 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Shame we had no sharks but we were lucky to see a big group of bottlenose dolphins, seals and penguins!

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