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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 11 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, December 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Unlike normally, our first visitor of today was a Short-tailed Stingray

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Daily Blog 10 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

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Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a beautiful sunny morning as Slashfin headed out towards The Shallows...

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Daily Blog 09 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

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Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 08 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The weather was beautiful as we headed out to our dive location. Everyone was very excited and couldn’t wait to start our shark adventure...

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Daily Blog 07 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 06 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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