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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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Daily Blog 20 November 2020 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Friday, November 20, 2020 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Ecotourism, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark, shark cage diving, sharks, south africa,

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments: 

"Wasn't sure what to expect but I can honestly say I'm speechless! From the staff to the experience everything was exceptional! Thank you all for our invaluable memory!" - Liz

" One of the best experiences I've had in a life time. Thank you - I loved every moment of it!"- Pablo

"Was amazing, very professionally done! Perfect for our 10 year anniversary!" - Natascha +Eckhardt

Location: Joubertsdam

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: High

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks + Cape Fur seals


The golden shine as the Bronze whalers started to arrive for the trip


One of the two Cape Fur seals that joined us throughout the trip - this one successfully seen catching a squid


Thumbs up from this couple celebrating their 10 year anniversary




The smaller of the Two Cape Fur seals appearing to enjoy the great weather


A little bit of seal watching, seen by our guests onboard and under the water


A stunning approach was seen from this large Bronze whaler


Down divers, shark infront!


Enjoying the view from the boat

If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Diving in South Africa, and more specifically with Marine Dynamics, is a once-in-a-lifetime experience you won’t want to miss. Book and pay online with us and get a free video of your encounter with the world’s apex predator

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