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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 27 May 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Monday, May 27, 2024 |  0 Comment Tags: bronze whaler shark, gansbaai, south africa, shark cage diving, Shark Conservation, travelsa,

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.

Guest Comments:

"Great time, amazing crew and top notch experience. Loved it!"
- Doug

"So so fun! Wish I could do this everyday for the rest of my life, crew were awesome :)"
- Ana

"Great time I will be telling my friends, they have to do it!"
- Provenzano 

27/05/2024

Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Poor

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks, Short-tail stingray, Cape fur seal + Southern right whales

Summary: We had a good day on the water today! The visibility was not the best but the sharks came close and we even saw the super large Short-tail stingrays as well! For the last trip of the day, we got very lucky to see the first Southern right whales of the season! Thanks for all our guests for joining us today!


Trip 1.
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Short-tail stingray, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa

Shark cage diving, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Bronze whaler shark, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa
Shark cage diving, South Africa


Trip 2.
















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