• 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 May 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, May 26, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A beautiful start to any day, we headed out on a bright, clear morning to try our luck at some shark cage diving...

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Daily Blog 25 May 2016 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, May 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

We were back in the Geldsteen after a few days in Joubertsdam.....

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Daily Blog 24 May 2016 Trip 1+2 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, May 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

Things started a little bit slower today......

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Daily Blog 23 May 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, May 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We headed to the Island this morning to try our luck in spotting some White sharks, unfortunately luck didn't seem to be on our side...

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Daily Blog 22 May 2016 Trip 1+2+3 | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, May 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Tami Kaschke (MA, research assistant)

With the sun rising in the background, it was a perfect start to a great day.....

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Daily Blog 21 May 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, May 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Whilst alarms clocks had to be set extra early this morning and the sun didn't start to show itself until we made our way down to the harbour it truly was a beautfiul morning to be awake...

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