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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 09 September 2021 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Thursday, September 09, 2021 |  0 Comment Tags: Boat tour, bronze whaler shark, Cage Diving, Cape fur seal, Gansbaai, Kleinbaai, shark cage diving, sharks, south africa,

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Guest comments:

"There are fun things to do and then there are life experiences that you will not forget. This was the latter. Awesome! Thank you for this unique experience!" - Steven + Aviva

"Great day on the water. Staff was friendly, helpful and informative. Such a cool experience being up close to the sharks!" - Megan + Jonathan

"Really awesome staff, really fun trip - felt safe and very professionally run. Thanks!" - Dayla + Adi

09/09/2021

Water temperature: Moderate

Visibility: Low

Location: Joubertsdam

Sightings: Bronze Whaler sharks + Cape Fur seals


A quick arrival by the Bronze Whaler sharks today with our first appearing just after we had settled the cage


Up close passes were perfect to see today as we experienced some murky waters


One of the two Cape Fur seals we encountered today on anchor


Smiles from our shark cage divers today


It was such a pleasant day on sea with the sun really showcasing the stunning bronze colour of this species


A big thank you to all our guests, we hope you have a FIN-tastic experience

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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