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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 26 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out bright and early this morning in search of the sharks!

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Daily Blog 25 January 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

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Straight to the shallows this morning in search of some sharks!

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Daily Blog 23 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

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This morning our guests got into their wetsuits at the Great White House....

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Daily Blog 22 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

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This morning we headed out to sea towards our dive-site in the shallows....

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Daily Blog 21 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, January 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

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This morning an exclusive charter of 11 guests from America joined us for our first trip...

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Daily Blog 20 January 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, January 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Everyone was super excited and thrilled about the trip we had ahead of us. Little did we know that there were some pleasant surprises waiting for us...

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