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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 07 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, August 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Shark Log - Day 2 - The Shallows - Slashfin has entered into a second day of spectacular White Shark sightings in Joubertsdam.

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Daily Blog 06 August 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, August 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today was the day we had been waiting for with White sharks being sighting again after three weeks...

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Daily Blog 05 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, August 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This afternoon we launched from Gansbaai harbour and had a nice trip around Danger Point out to the Shallows...

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Daily Blog 04 August 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Lighter conditions today compared to the last few days made for a nice trip out...

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INFOGRAPHIC - Orcas Hunt Great Whites In Gansbaai South Africa

Thursday, August 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

INFOGRAPHIC -Orcas Hunt Great Whites In Gansbaai South Africa

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Daily Blog 03 August 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Nothing like a bit of vitamin sea after two days off the water...

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