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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 01 October 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Sunday morning is a time of rest for many people, waking up late, enjoying the last day of the week however no such thing happens around here with our first trip launching at the bright and early hour of 7am...

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Daily Blog 30 September 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, September 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

If you wanna make your sharky dreams come true, then first you’ve gotta wake up...

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Daily Blog 29 September 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, October 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was a day for the Copper sharks...

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Daily Blog 28 September 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, September 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we left the harbour this morning in beautiful sunshine we were eager to get to our dive site...

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Daily Blog 21 September 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, September 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day spent out on the water with some amazing wildlife encounters…how was your Thursday?!

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Daily Blog 20 September 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, September 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a late launch for Slashfin and her guests today with tides and conditions against us to set out any earlier...

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