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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 15 May 2024 | Shark Cage Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, May 15, 2024 |  0 Comment Tags: gansbaai, south africa, Marine Dynamics, Shark Conservation, south africa, travelsa,

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)
Marine Dynamics is a Shark Cage Diving company based in Kleinbaai, a small harbour town, part of Gansbaai in the Western Cape of South Africa. This area is known as a hotspot for the Great White Shark and the best place in the world to see and dive with these iconic creatures in their natural environment.

Guest Comments:

" It was a good experience, service was amazing!"
- Xolelwa

"Service/crew were awesome. Took care of everyones needs. It was an incredible experience."
- Sean

" Great knowledge + experience overall. They  were so attentive to every single person!"
- Ashlyn


15/05/2024

Location: Gansbaai, South Africa

Dive site: Joubertsdam

Water temp: Moderate

Visibility: Moderate

Sightings: Bronze whaler sharks + Short-tail stingrays

Summary: We started out early today and launched off Kleibaai harbor as the sun was rising over the mountains! We didn't have to wait long for the first Bronze Whaler sharks to arrive. We also had two different Short-tail stingrays around, impressing us with their massive size. Thanks to all divers for joining us today!


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