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

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

We've had some great trips lately, but today had to be number one. It was beautiful all day and the sharks were out in high numbers..

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Daily Blog 11 September 2016 (1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The first trip of the day started of a little choppy. However, this did not deter our white sharks, with the first shark arriving within five minutes of the boat anchoring...

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Daily Blog 10 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 ) | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, September 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

It was a beautiful start to our day with a stunning sunrise across Kleinbaai Harbor...

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Daily Blog 09 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, September 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

10 minutes, 15 minutes, and 5 minutes. That's how long we had to wait for our first shark to appear on each trip! You can't ask for a better start to a trip than that! ...

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Daily Blog 08 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, September 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Slashfin launched early this morning with perfect conditions on the bay...

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Daily Blog 07 September 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, September 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Sometimes we have to wait a bit to see sharks, but it's always worth the wait...

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