• 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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Great White Shark Steals Underwater Camera - BRUV - Marine Dynamics™

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.

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Shark steals the spotlight in our underwater surveys, as Marine Dynamic’s video gear witnesses a great encounter with a close investigation by a curious White shark.

The footage was captured with the use of a Baited Remote Underwater Video System on one of our regular deployments in the waters off Gansbaai, South Africa.

BRUVs have become increasingly popular over the last decade as a non-invasive tool utilised by researchers to investigate a wide range of interests, from abundance to habitat mapping.

The work here is being done to collect data on the habitat, diversity, abundance and behaviour of marine species in the Greater Dyer Island area, as Marine Dynamics and Dyer Island Conservation Trust tries to break down White shark research one bite at a time.

Located in one of the worlds’ Great White shark hotpots, you may think that this is a regular BRUV visitor for the team here, however since the beginning of our project we have captured little footage of this species around the systems. It is not unusual for us to discover that other sharks have investigated these rigs, most commonly seen are the smaller but just as ecologically important endemic species such as the Puffadder Shyshark Haploblepharus edwardsii and Pyjama shark Poroderma africanum.

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