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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 29 July 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, July 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The harbour looked pleasant as we made our way down to Slashfin this morning however once we made our way out of the channel and into the bay we realised it was going to be a bit of a wild day, thankfully for our sightings too though...

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Daily Blog 28 July 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, July 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we headed out for our first trip this morning we got to our anchor spot as the sun was coming up over the mountains casting some beautiful rays across the cloud line...

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Daily Blog 27 July 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, July 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The Marine Dynamics team, guests and the sharks currently residing in Gansbaai all had a little bit of a lay in today with our first trip launching later than what we usually do due to some unfavourable early morning weather conditions...

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Daily Blog 26 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A later start for the first trip today as Slashfin departed the harbour at 10am and headed straight into the Shallows...

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Daily Blog 25 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Our first trip of the day launched with the sunrise and a bit of sprinkling...

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Daily Blog 24 July 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a sunrise start for Marine Dynamics and its first trip guests today as we navigated our way out of Kleinbaai harbour and into the bay to skies tinged with orange and pink...

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