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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 31 May 2016 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful morning met our group today and although there was a slight chill in the air, that soon disappeared with the rising sun...

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FAIR TRADE TOURISM CERTIFICATION

Wednesday, June 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

Marine Dynamics Tours and Dyer Island Cruises have been Fair Trade Tourism certified since 2008 and have recently undergone the external auditing process for certification. The International Marine Volunteers Programme (IMV) has also received this important status. This certification lasts three years thus is valid till 2019...

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Daily Blog 30 May 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, May 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A chilly, Winter-like morning greeting our first trip guests today as we headed down to board Slashfin and launched towards the Islands...

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Daily Blog 29 May 2016 Trip 1+2 | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, May 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Cloudy skies didn't dampen the shark activity today.....

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Daily Blog 28 May 2016 (Trip1+2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, May 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today was just as incredible as yesterday...

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Daily Blog 27 May 2016 (Trip1+2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, May 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What an exciting day out at sea...

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