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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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Orca predation on Great White Shark in Gansbaai, South Africa

Monday, July 06, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The Marine Dynamics/Dyer Island Conservation Trust (DICT) responded to a stranded Great White shark notification. The carcass was recovered and our team of marine biologists performed a necropsy the following morning.

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Carte Blanche on South African demersal shark longliners

Tuesday, April 21, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This investigative insert on Carte Blanche brings to the attention of the public the South African demersal shark longliners.

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COVID-19 PROTOCOLS

Friday, March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

COVID-19: PROTOCOLS

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Shark Conflict in Gansbaai - Sign the Petition

Tuesday, February 25, 2020 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Shark cage diving tourists in Gansbaai (Western Cape) were horrified when a fishing boat started catching bronze whaler sharks in full view of where they were busy observing the sharks. The presence of the “Bronzies” has ensured the viability of the shark cage diving industry during a time when great white shark sightings are more infrequent due to a variety of reasons. Sign the petition to show your support.

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Community Sponsorship Zama Zama 2019

Wednesday, December 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Orca Book Launch with Richard Peirce

Thursday, November 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The tale of Port and Starboard, two orcas, who patrol the South African coastline, and have been linked to predation on seven-gill sharks and great white sharks in 2017, inspired Richard Peirce’s latest book, ‘Orca’. The town of Gansbaai, known as the White Shark Capital of the World, and the characters involved in this event, will give readers an insight how nature can never be taken for granted. Richard also touches on the threats that sharks face from man, infinitely worse than that of two orcas.

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