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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 12 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Right back at it again! Here we were all hoping for a great white start to the week.

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Daily Blog 11 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful day at sea with sharks!

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Daily Blog 10 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, March 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Jaw-dropping is a great way to describe today. Beautiful conditions and some fantastic shark sightings!..

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Daily Blog 09 March 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, March 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Gearing up for a white shark weekend!

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

Thursday, March 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Roll up roll up, white sharks were plentiful today!

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Daily Blog 07 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Wild Wednesdays with White sharks!!

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