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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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Our Oldest Shark Cage Diver Ever!

Monday, March 30, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Wow, a 100 year old shark cage diver...

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Injured Indo-Pacific bottlenose dolphin | 10 March 2014

Thursday, March 12, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Injured Bottlenose dolphin sustained an injury through a possible shark encounter...

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Sighted...Lori! One of our acoustically tagged sharks is back in the bay

Wednesday, August 20, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Marine Dynamics together with The Dyer Island Conservation Trust, has developed a project in which Great White Sharks can be acoustically tracked to assess their behaviour. One such shark, named Lori, was spotted from our shark cage diving vessel recently...

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Great White Shark Diving South Africa | Daily trip 26 April 2014 (Trip1)

Saturday, April 26, 2014 | 0 Comments

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Excellent visibility and wonderful sharks today...

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INFOGRAPHIC - Introducing the Marine Big 5

Tuesday, November 19, 2013 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Do you know who the members of the Marine Big 5 are? Well here is an awesome Infographgic which tells you exactly who they are, how fast they swim, who weighs the most and many more interesting facts. Take a look and let us know which one is your favourite?

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FIRST TIME SIGHTING of Bronze Whaler Sharks at Dyer Island - Gansbaai, South Africa

Thursday, November 14, 2013 | 0 Comments

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Marine Dynamics experiences first time ever Bronze Whaler Sharks Carcharhinus brachyurus and Great White Sharks Carcharodon carcharias in one sighting on Shark Cage Diving Trip.

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