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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 September 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, September 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Whilst many people were still sleeping or having their coffee to try wake themselves up this Monday morning the Slashfin crew and our first group of eager guests were launching into a stunning sunrise over the bay...

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Daily Blog 01 September 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, September 01, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched into glorious sunshine this morning as we headed out to the shallows...

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Daily Blog 31 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Fridays' first Great White shark was seen cruising just below the waters' surface off the back of the boat...

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Daily Blog 30 August 2018 | White Shark Diving In Gansbaai

Thursday, August 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we launched a little later, so our cage divers got a little bit of a sleep in this morning...

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Diving Daily Blog 29 August 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Wildlife Wednesday anyone?! Today was Slashfin's first day back on the water after four days off sea due to a cold front sweeping through the area, we all wondered what we would encounter...

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Daily Blog 24 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, August 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Simply WOW! What a day...

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