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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 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, May 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

Triple S diving today with our sharks, stingrays and seals!

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Daily Blog 23 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, May 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our day in some nice and sunny conditions with just a bit of swell...

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Daily Blog 22 May 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our trip not too early today in some nice conditions with not too much wind or swell

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Daily Blog 21 March 2019 | Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, May 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wet and wild Tuesday for Marine Dynamics as we spent the afternoon on the water with some choppier conditions...

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Daily Blog 19 May 2019 | Cage Diving in South Africa

Sunday, May 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out early this morning to beautiful sunrise skies!

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Daily Blog 18 May 2019 | Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, May 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunning start to the day with the conditions from yesterday continuing on to today however half way through our first trip the winds started to pick up and cause some motion on the ocean...

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