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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 09 April 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

We came for sharks, but were treated to so much more!

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Daily Blog 08 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 07 April 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, April 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

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Marine Dynamics 2018 Great White shark sightings

Friday, April 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first three months of 2018 have been like a seal trying to maneuver away from a hunting Great White shark, going one way before changing direction, trying to anticipate the next move without knowing, however as we all know...these things can be unpredictable!

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Daily Blog 05 April 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, April 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Wakey wakey shark cage divers! The sharks are ready and waiting!

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Daily Blog 04 April 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Mid week blues? Not here, cause we saw White sharks!..

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