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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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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Friday, March 13, 2020 |  0 Comment Tags: COVID-19, PROTOCOLS, Safety,

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.


COVID-19: PROTOCOLS




IMPORTANT NOTICE: 29 DECEMBER 2020
Marine Dynamics Shark Tours is open and still operating under strict COVID-19 protocols. Please be assured that your safety is our priority. View our protocols document below.


It is our duty of care to ensure your safety is a priority and respond to any concerns during these ever-changing times. We pride ourselves on our attention to cleanliness and all our diving equipment is cleaned daily.

Please read through our COVI-19 Protocols by clicking on the below image:


COVID-19: TOP TIPS

  • Wash and sanitise your hands regularly
  • Make use of the onsite alcohol-based antibacterial hand sanitizer
  • Cover your face with the bend of your elbow or with a tissue if you cough or sneeze.
  • Tissues will be available onsite as well as closed bins to dispose of them        
  • Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
  • Limit shaking of hands for now
  • Fill out your details correctly when registering! Should we need to contact you about anything, we need to have the right information to get in touch with you


COVID-19 UPDATED CANCELLATION POLICY 2020
Our standard cancellation policy stands; however, we are always willing to review on a case by case basis for extenuating circumstances. We have implemented a free date change policy.  If a client wishes to postpone their trip, we are happy to change the departure date to later in 2020 or 2021 at no charge. Please note that if the client moves the date to 2021, the 2021 prices will come into effect.

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