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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 24 September 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, September 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out from Gansbaai harbour into a glorious sunny morning for our first trip...

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Daily Blog 23 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, September 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunning Spring Sunday out on sea for our three trips today, the first of which set off from Gansbaai harbour early in the morning...

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Daily Blog 21 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, September 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With one trip today due to weather conditions, we headed out early to make the most of the morning..

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Daily Blog 20 September 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, September 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Up bright and early for some sharks this morning!

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Daily Blog 18 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched a little later this morning to try and avoid the rain!

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Daily Blog 16 September 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful Sunday morning greeted us today with great conditions both above water and also underwater, with calm seas, blue skies and clear water...

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