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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 23 January 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, January 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With flat calm seas and the sun high in the sky this morning, the ride to our dive site was glorious...

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Daily Blog 22 January 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, January 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The Atlantic Ocean is known for being quite rough, especially down here in the Cape of Storms. Today was one of those days where it did not live up to its reputation and conditions were stunning...

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Daily Blog 21 January 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, January 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out a little later this morning and after moving anchor we had a couple of copper sharks cruising around Slashfin...

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Daily Blog 19 January 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, January 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With low lying clouds above, Slashfin launched this morning into some of the flattest seas we have seen in a while. It was eerily calm, with very little movement on the surface, at least for a little while...

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Daily Blog 18 January 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With pretty calm conditions out there today although a little gloomy this morning, our spirits were high in anticipation of spotting some sharks in the shallows...

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Daily Blog 17 January 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With clouds lingering overhead and the sun occasionally peeking out, Slashfin launched in hopes of finding our sharky friends...

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