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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 04 January 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, January 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Brilliant sunshine, flat seas, and a light breeze. Talk about a perfect day for shark cage diving...

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Daily Blog 03 January 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, January 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today was not what you would call a terrible day to be out on sea, we had bright, clear skies with low swells and a refreshing wind...

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Daily Blog 02 January 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, January 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We have said goodbye to 2017, a very interesting but extremely difficult year here in Gansbaai and for the white shark diving community, with sightings at a historical low due to the presence of a larger predator in the area…

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Daily Blog 31 December 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a way to start the last day of 2017. Yes, we were all awake before the sun, but our launch was timed with a beautiful sunrise over a flat and still bay...

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Daily Blog 30 December 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With a low tide in the morning, Slashfin launched a little bit later this morning, with beautiful conditions...

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Daily Blog 29 December 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Bright and early seems to be a theme for Marine Dynamics at the moment with another early launch onboard Slashfin...

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