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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 17 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It might have been a bit swelly and windy but it proved to be that sharks don't care about those things - what an amazing trip filled with sharks!

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Daily Blog 16 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our tours might be called shark cage diving, but we can really get anything over here...

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Daily Blog 15 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

When Monday is full of sharks and sunshine it becomes Funday!

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Daily Blog 14 July 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild Sunday out on sea to end the week with three successful trips all seeing the Great White shark, a perfect way to celebrate shark awareness day...

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Daily Blog 13 July 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bright and early start for our trips this morning with some sunny conditions on sea as a small swell lingered and light breeze kept things fresh....

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Daily Blog 12 July 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, July 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a stunning day for wildlife sightings with fish, mammals and birds encountered....

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