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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 05 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, October 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bit of a later start today for our guests and the team here at Marine Dynamics with Slashfin due on the water at 8:30am. This morning we were lucky enough to spot a White shark only five minutes after setting down anchor...

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Daily Blog 03 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunning morning greeted our team and guests this morning with a slight wind that fortunately decreased as the day went on. Within minutes of anchoring we had one of our adopted and named sharks show up...

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Daily Blog 02 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

We began the morning with our fingers crossed, hoping that the shark activity would be good again today. We were not dissapointed!

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Daily Blog 01 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Whilst it was an overcast day the conditions on the water were confortable with a light wind and little swell. Today's guests had no waiting time this morning with a shark sighted almost instantly...

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Daily Blog 30 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, October 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

After 3 days off from sea due to bad weather, we launched from Kleinbaai harbor with our hopes high...

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Daily Blog 26 September 2016 (Trip 1) | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, September 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Due to strong weather coming in, we had one early trip today. It began earlier than we usually do, but it was worth it for the stunning sunrise we all got to see.

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