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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 21 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2+ 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

All trips are different, and today proved to be one of those days..

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Daily Blog 20 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a wild and windy day out on the water with some stronger South-East winds coming through however the conditions in the Shallows were quite comfortable and the shark activity was fantastic...

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Daily Blog 19 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2+ 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Often times people think that wind at sea is a bad thing, however in this industry, a windy day means that our chum slick will go farther and will hopefully bring more sharks towards the boat. 

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Daily Blog 18 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, November 19, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful day greeted our first group of shark cage divers this morning as thy headed on board Slashfin to the Summer anchor spot in the Shallows...

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Daily Blog 17 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2+ 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, November 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Our day began with the sun shining and our divers anxious to meet the beautiful Great White Sharks that frequent Gansbaai, South Africa.. 

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Daily Blog 16 November 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early start for our first group of shark cage divers this morning with a 7am launch. The group headed into the Shallows and only had a 30 minute wait for the sharks to arrive...

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