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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 07 April 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest Comments:

"Today was great, finally got to see some sharks! Amazing experience that only makes me want to go again!" - Jaime

"We enjoyed this so much. Thank you for this lovely experience!" - Maartens Family

"Great experience, we would definately do this again in a heartbeat!" - Alexandra

07/04/2021

Location: 
Joubertsdam

Water temperature: Low

Visibility: Low

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks, Cape Fur seals + Humpback dolphin


Whilst we had a bit of a wait, this male Bronze whaler shark finally made its presence known


One of the happy honeymooning couples to join us on board today enjoying some quality time together in the cage


Over time the activity warmed up with some stunningly active approaches 


Some father and daughter bonding time in the cool Atlantic seas


By the end of the trip we had a female adult Bronze whaler shark join the original sighting


The way back to harbour proved eventful with a stunning encounter with a Indian Ocean Humpback dolphin

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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