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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 15 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, July 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We set out early hoping to spend the morning with some Great White Sharks...

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Daily Blog 14 July 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We walked down to Kleinbaai harbour and as we launched the sun started to rise over the horizon...

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Daily Blog 11 July 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, July 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

With a storm coming through tomorrow, we launched this morning with our hopes high that we would be able to see some sharks before we wouldn’t be able to go to sea for a couple of days...

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Daily Blog 10 July 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

What a “fintastic” day in the bay! 

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Daily Blog 09 July 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, July 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Sunshine and sharks?? Yes please!!

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Daily Blog 08 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, July 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With warm and comforting weather Slashfin launched some minutes late from the Kleinbaai harbour...

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