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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 25 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3)

Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning started off well with an early launch for our visitors but only a 30 minute wait for the first White shark to be sighted. The first to arrive was a very small juvenile...

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Daily Blog 23 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3)

Sunday, September 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Short wait times and plenty of sharks. What more could we ask for? How about some whale sitings and stingrays coming to the cage?! ...

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Daily Blog 22 September 2016 (Trip 1)

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

It was a stunning day at sea today. We only had one trip as strong winds and a possible storm were predicted for the afternoon...

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Daily Blog 21 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3)

Thursday, September 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The first shark arrived within ten minutes of anchoring on the first trip...

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Daily Blog 20 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, September 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Today patience proved to be a virtue. However, beautiful sunshine and calm seas made the wait much more enjoyable..

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Daily Blog 19 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, September 20, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The first trip launched with perfect weather conditions from Kleinbaai harbour...

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