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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 04 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, April 04, 2021 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, Cape fur seal, Ecotourism, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, Short-tail stingray, south africa,

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Stunning day, very safe trip and knowledgable crew. Will be coming again!" - Dave

"Great crew! Will be back next time! 5 stars!" - Jaco

"Amazing crew, wonderful trip. Will come back to see the sharks for sure. Thank you!"-  Siria

04/04/2021

Location: 
Joubertsdam

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Short-tail stingray, Cape Fur seals, Humpback whale


Our youngest guest of the day took to the water with a smile on his face


Thumbs up from the cage


A Short-tail stingray appeared towards the end of the trip


Whilst the sharks were shy, a number of our guests were not shy about taking the plunge into the cage


The sea temperature has warmed up over the last few days making for some more comfortable cage time


The Cape Fur seals were out in the Alley today with a wave from this pup


A big thank you to all our guests


After we moved to the island we saw a humpback whale!


What a lucky sighting!


Kudos to those guys that braved the water and got in the cage to check out what was under water and grab a picture in the cage!!
If you are looking to get up close and personal with the great white shark then Shark Cage 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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