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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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Marine Dynamic recieves provincial Lilizela Award

Friday, September 11, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

Best Marine Adventure in the Western Cape...

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The Polish Shark Lover

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

The first time she watched the American action thriller movie, Jaws, she was only 10 years old. ‘And the movie was not frightening at all” says Zaneta. That was the beginning of her love affair with great white sharks. She came all the way from Poland for shark cage diving with Marine Dynamics. She booked 5 consecutive days of shark cage diving trips and went into the cage 9 times in total...

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Massive female Great White Shark in Gansbaai waters - 12 May 2015

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our days out on the water are full of surprises but no one was expecting the MASSIVE surprise we got on the 12th of May. A female Great White, bigger than our cage in length and girth, got the whole boat excited...

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Deployment success!

Thursday, June 25, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

On Thursday the 11th of June, our team, including our International Marine Volunteers, launched to deploy phase one of our acoustic receivers. This work forms an integral component of my PhD research on white shark behavioral ecology and habitat use in the Gansbaai region...

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Rachel

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

On Friday the 15th of May Marine Dynamics hosted and sponsored a cocktail evening at The Great White House, Gansbaai for the Media24 Rachel's Angels bi-annual Market Day, which took place in Gansbaai on the 16th of May...

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On the Tracks of the Great White Shark (Episode 2)

Monday, April 27, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

In 2014 we met Dr. Primo Micarelli and his group of scientists from the “Centro Studi Squali” (Study Centre of Sharks) situated in Massa Marittima, Tuscany, Italy. They once again joined the Marine Dynamics crew in Kleinbaai for a week long study expedition on Great White Sharks...

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