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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 03 June l 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, June 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our day with Gansbaai launch today, as the water was just too low for us to launch from Kleinbaai...

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Daily Blog 02 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, June 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched this morning and headed straight to the shallows in search of some sharks!

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Daily Blog 01 June 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, June 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a day!!! Another triple S diving with Marine Dynamics. We started the day in a bit overcast conditions but with nice and calm waters. However, as soon as we reached our dive spot the sky cleared up...

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Daily Blog 31 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, May 31, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started off our morning in the shallows, with some beautifully calm weather...

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Daily Blog 30 May 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, May 30, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The boys are back in town! A stunning day out on the water with a big surprise in the shape of multiple White shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 29 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful day out at sea. We started our first trip of the day with some winds, but because it was the easterly wind, it blew the water flat

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