• 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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Birkenhead Anniversary

Friday, March 23, 2012 | 0 Comments

Author: Michelle Wcisel (Marine Biologist)

Every year on the 25th of February, Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Cruises donate vessels to the commemoration of the BIrkenhead disaster...

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The Legend, Slashfin, returns... and is tagged!

Friday, February 24, 2012 | 1 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics and the Dyer Island Conservation Trust are excited to announce that legendary shark “Slashfin” has been spotted again, and better yet, tagged.

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Marine Dynamics NEW Website

Friday, January 20, 2012 | 1 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The Marine Dynamics team is proud to introduce another first in the industry - a brand new, user-friendly, multi-functional and professional website that enables you to join us on our daily extreme adventures! 

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