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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 05 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Really a beautiful experience to see sharks, rays and fur seals in their habitat. Great crew and friendly staff!" - Ingo

"Great staff/crew. Excellent time, thank you so much!" - Daniel

"Informative presentation, friendly staff and a wonderful experience!" - Renee

05/04/2021

Location: 
Joubertsdam

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Short-tail stingrays + Cape fur seals


Patience paid off with thw arrival of the first shark sighted in a couple of days now


Cage open for business, our first diver to enter


We had in total three Short-tail stingrays around throughout the trip


Big smiles even in the cold conditions


Whats better than one stingray?...2 stingrays! Watching these two interact was very interesting


Friends from Cape Town in the cage together


The first sighting was that of a feisty male Bronze whaler shark


Many of our guests were lucky enough to see the sharks and stingrays under the water


Towards the end of the trip a female Bronze whaler joined


Geyser Rock seemed to be the place to be for a Cape Fur seal today with the rock full


A big thank you to all our guests for braving the early morning and chilly conditions

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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