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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 09 June 2017 Trip 1 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, June 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The cold front has really upped our game on the shark front...

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Daily Blog 06 June 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, June 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A stunning day at sea and the last before a mega storm hits the area!

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Daily Blog 05 June 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, June 05, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Winter is definitely creeping in and so are our sharks...

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Daily Blog 02 June 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, June 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Some great sightings with a couple of familiar sharky faces and a pod of Common Dolphins on the second trip...

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Daily Blog 01 June 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, June 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

We had a couple of nice sharks around and we even managed to get one tagged today! 

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Daily Blog 31 May 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, May 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

Two trips with a couple of very large sharks paying us a visit...

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