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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 22 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We left Kleinbaai harbour as a light rain started, this was to be constant throughout the day with some dry patches and a shower here and there however the White sharks don't mind a little bit of water...

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Daily Blog 21 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We headed out early this morning after two days off due to some bad weather conditions with the hopes that the sharks were still around and happy to visit us as much as we were to see them...

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Daily Blog 18 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We had surprisingly nice conditions this morning with the sun shining and a relatively flat sea so we were able to anchor in our favourite dive spot at the moment, the Geldsteen...

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Daily Blog 17 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We launched bright and early this morning to a lovely day out in the bay...

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Daily Blog 16 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, July 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back on the water today after a day off due to some bad weather conditons and whilst the conditions had calmed down over night this mornings early launch saw overcast skies and still some of the swell sticking around from yesterday...

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Daily Blog 14 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Our guests to Kleinbaai today chose the perfect day to visit the White shark capitol of the world as today was International Shark Awareness Day...

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