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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 04 February 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, February 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Sunny Sundays and we were hoping there were sharks out there for us today too!

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Daily Blog 03 February 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, February 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful morning to start the weekend, we had clear, blue skies a very slight swell and as is so common in this area, some level of wind..

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Daily Blog 02 February 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, February 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Copper Fridays here we go!

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Daily Blog 01 February 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, February 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The start of the month and we were hoping to get sharky today!

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Daily Blog 31 January 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Hump day and end of the month, so we were hoping to get sharky this morning!

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Daily Blog 30 January 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With three trips today we were out nice and early to our dive site in the shallows this morning...

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