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  • In Gansbaai, the largest white shark ever caught was at Danger Point and measured up to 5.9m. The exact world record white shark is a contested issue, but chances are it is between 6-7m.

  • 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 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, August 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an incredible day full of sharks coming in all colours and sizes (great whites and copper sharks)

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Daily Blog 19 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, August 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another stunning winter day out at sea with Marine Dynamics with some beautiful sharks and nice weather

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Daily Blog 18 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, August 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Just one trip as we tried to stay out of the bad weather and chase some sun and calm waters

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Daily Blog 16 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our trips today saw some excellent shark activity!

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Daily Blog 15 August 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Three successful trips spent out on a beautiful bay today...

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Daily Blog 14 August 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, August 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Finally after a short break due to the tricky winter conditions we are back out at sea having fun with our beautiful sharks!

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