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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 05 September 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As the only boat on the water today, Slashfin had clean pickings at getting white sharks today.

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Daily Blog 06 September 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, September 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early morning for the crew and guests of Slashfin with the boat launching at 7am from Kleinbaai harbour in time for the stunning sunrise...

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Daily Blog 04 September 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, September 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Some dream of white sharks, we were up early this morning face to face with them...

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Daily Blog 03 September 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, September 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We enjoyed a later launch today with some stronger winds around early on in the day with Slashfin seen to leaving from Kleinbaai at 10am

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Daily Blog 02 September 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, September 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning’s trip had us venturing into the eerie mist! As we waded through to our anchor site the morning sun soon started to burn through...

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Daily Blog 01 September 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, September 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Spring has sprung with the first day of September bringing beautiful conditions and amazing sharks...

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