• 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 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, January 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a stunning Saturday to spend out on the water surrounded by sharks is probably not something often heard in everyday conversations but today saw some beautiful Summer conditions and multiple White sharks cruising around the bay known as the White shark capital of the World...

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Daily Blog 13 January 2017 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, January 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning was off to a slow start but once we were settled the activity was great. The first shark arrived quickly and was the largest of the trip...

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Daily Blog 12 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, January 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today did not resemble one of our summer day's with overcast, grey skies and a bit of wind and swell hanging around however our sharks didn't mind and we still had some nice sightings...

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Daily Blog 11 January 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, January 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a difference one day makes! Yesterday saw Slashfin off the water due to some increased weather conditions with high swell and wind coming through today the bay was peaceful with a small swell and very slight wind...

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Daily Blog 09 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, January 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning's conditions were perfect on the water, were the sharks going to be just as good? Once on anchor we patiently waited for a shark to arrive and within 30 minutes our first one came rocketing in...

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Great White Shark Cage Diving Daily Blog 08 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3)

Sunday, January 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

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