• 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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Lilizela Provincial Awards: Best Visitor Experience in the Marine Adventure category

Wednesday, October 03, 2018 |  0 Comment

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.

Marine Dynamics won the Provincial Lilizela Award for Best Visitor Experience in the Marine Adventure category.

Lilizela Tourism Awards, recognises and rewards those individuals and businesses that place South Africa high on the agenda as a must-visit tourist destination. An initiative of the National Department of Tourism (NDT) and spearheaded by South African Tourism (SAT), the Lilizela Awards have been taking place since 2012 with an annual, star-studded ceremony.

The local travel industry's best products, experiences and people - across a range of categories are judged by a 28-member panel of experts from all over the industry. The public contribute 80% of the scores, through voting and trip advisor reviews, and the judges consider this when evaluating the finalists. Marine Dynamics marketing manager, Zile de Kock, was at the Cape Town function to receive the award from Alan Winde, Minister of Economic Opportunities, Western Cape. 

“Marine Dynamics won the National award in 2016 and we hope to do so again. I have surrounded myself with an amazing team of people and we are always in search of excellence. We thank all of our fantastic and long term partners in tourism for their support,” said Wilfred Chivell, CEO of Marine Dynamics. 

The national winners will be announced on 27 October at the Sandton Convention Centre in Johannesburg.


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