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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 04 March 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, March 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A fantastic start to the day as we spotted our first shark as we were heading to our anchor site, and our second shark just as we were set the anchor down...

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Daily Blog 03 March 2016 Trip 1+2 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, March 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A wonderful start to the day as we spotted some Bryde’s whales on the way to our dive site...

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Daily Blog 02 March 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A early rise and shine for our cage divers today however it appeared that our sharks were having a sleep in...

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Daily Blog 01 March 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, March 01, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We had a nice surprise waiting for us this morning as we made our way out of the harbour and into the Shallows...a Subantarctic Skua...

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Daily Blog 29 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day yet again however we did have some pretty impressive swells around but nothing to be worried about. Once on anchor we had a large female very quickly...

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Daily Blog 28 February 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, February 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This mornings' trip was for a group visiting from the United Kingdom. We headed into the Shallows to get our day started...

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