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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 September 2022 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Tuesday, September 20, 2022 |  0 Comment

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)
Alison has always been fascinated by the Great White Shark - to such an extent that it is believed that she might have been one in a previous life! This qualified PADI instructor and SAMSA skipper who also boasts a BSc(hons) degree in Marine Biology, and an MSc in Zoology. She is happiest at sea where she can study and observe these apex predators in their natural environment and help find solutions to protect them through education and international policies.

Guest comments:

"What a fabulous time. Everyone was friendly and informative. Will do this again" - Eleanor + Pat

"Awesome! Great experience!" - David & Jason

"Super fun! Staff is great definitely recommend!" - Inawna & Adam

20/09/2022

Location: 
Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whalers, Cape Fur seal, White-chin petrel

Trip 1.


White chin petrel flying by.












Thanks to our first group for being absolutely incredible on the boat!

Trip 2.


We did not have to wait for long until we saw our first shark!


Great visibility today!


We also had a Cape fur seal around!


Here you can see the Nictitating membrane covering the eyes to protect them!


We love the Bronze whaler sharks!


Seal and shark together!


We got lucky to see some Southern right whales on our way back to the harbor.


Shaaaaark! Thanks for joining us.

 



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