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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 17 March 2016 Trip1+2 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The luck was on our side this St. Patricks day as we were spoiled by some incredible shark sightings!

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Daily Blog 16 March 2016 Trip 1+2 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning was all overcast but the sky did clear up during the day...

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Daily Blog 15 March 2016 Trip 1+2 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Overcast skies met our group this morning as we headed out onto the water...

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Daily Blog 14 March 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first boat out on the water, we were welcomed into the Shallows with blue skies and a light easterly wind...

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Daily Blog 13 March 2016 (Trip 1) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, March 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 12 March 2016 (Trip1+2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, March 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We were back out on the water today after a day off due to some bad weather conditions and whilst we had some not so nice predictions for today's weather things look nice out on the water with just a little bit of swell as we exited to the shallows harbour waters...

 

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