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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 14 April 2016 Trip 1+2+3 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, April 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another stunning day with flat seas and good visibility and memorable shark activity...

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Daily Blog 13 April 2016 Trip 1+2 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today we launched a bit later then the past few days, but it didn’t affect our shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 12 April 2016 | Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, April 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A beautiful sunrise launch followed by some superb shark sightings, we were in luck this morning...

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Daily Blog 11 April 2016 Trip 1+2 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we were launching early again...

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Daily Blog 10 April 2016 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was another early start for the crew on Slashfin and our clients, but it was totally worth it... 

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Daily Blog 9 April 2016 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, April 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Go pro owners were happy today -another incredible trip with abundant shark sightings in crystal clear underwater visibility...

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