• 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 21 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 21, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Starting the day early we had sharks around the boat within 45 minutes with one of the small male White sharks appearing at Slashfin this morning and starting the trip off with some fantastic activity...

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Daily Blog 20 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, January 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 19 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 18 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, January 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Monday, January 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Rise and shine shark cage divers it's time to go try and fin some of those elusive White sharks! The first group of visitors on board Slashfin had a very early start this morning...

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