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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 7 March 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, March 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a beautiful day to spend out on the ocean and looking at a Great White shark...

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Daily Blog 06 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, March 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day to be out on the water, we hoped we would repeat Saturday's success after the 23 day period of no shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 04 March 2017 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, March 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

In total we spent 23 days waiting and hoping to see a White shark in Gansbaai and we are ecstatic to say that today was the day, the sharks are back in the bay...

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Daily Blog 02 March 2017 (Trip 1) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, March 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We had hoped that March would bring some better news for our White shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 28 February 2017 (Trip 1) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We all felt very optimistic and hopeful today with some beautiful conditions to be out on the water, close to perfect in terms of what we experience in this bay however one thing was missing and it is a crucial factor in shark cage diving...

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Great white sharks scarcity in Gansbaai February 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

Last year in January 2016, the great white shark diving industry based in Gansbaai South Africa experienced a challenging period where practically no white sharks were observed at any boat-for almost an entire month...

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