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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 29 June 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, June 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

A little bit of rain won’t keep the sharks away!

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Daily Blog 28 June 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, June 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

A shark to the left, a shark to the right; that’s what we call afternoon delight!

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Daily Blog 27 June 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We left the harbour this morning to the potential of a beautiful sunrise...

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Daily Blog 25 June 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, June 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Some great sightings from some great sharks; that’s what we wanted, and that’s what we got!

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Daily Blog 21 June 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, June 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Slashfin launched this morning from Kleinbaai harbour with a beautiful sunrise coming up from behind the mountains. We were hopeful that after not seeing any sharks yesterday, that we would get to see some today...

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Daily Blog 20 June 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, June 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After a couple of days off the water as a result of bad weather, we headed to the shallows in anticipation of some sharky sightings this morning!

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