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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 06 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, April 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

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A shark filled day out at sea....

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Daily Blog 05 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, April 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Our first trip of the day was with our annual Italian research group headed by Primo

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Daily Blog 04 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, April 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Our trip headed to the shallows early with a lovely sunrise this morning!

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Daily Blog 03 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

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We headed out to a beautiful sunrise this morning!

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Daily Blog 02 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 03, 2019 | 0 Comments

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With only one trip today we headed out a little later...

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Daily Blog 01 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 01, 2019 | 0 Comments

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After rolling over the waves this morning, it turned into an amazing trip out to sea...

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