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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 18 January 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With pretty calm conditions out there today although a little gloomy this morning, our spirits were high in anticipation of spotting some sharks in the shallows...

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Daily Blog 17 January 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With clouds lingering overhead and the sun occasionally peeking out, Slashfin launched in hopes of finding our sharky friends...

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Daily Blog 16 January 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An early start and into another beautiful summers day!

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Daily Blog 15 January 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, January 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After such a beautiful weekend we were met with overcast skies, a little bit more wind and swell, then we have experienced for the last 3 days...

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Daily Blog 14 January 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, January 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After launching into a beautifully sunny morning we were in high spirits and had sharks on the mind.

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Daily Blog 13 January 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful one out on the water, flat seas and very slight winds with the sun shining down on us all day...

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