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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 31 July 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, July 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we went to sea in the midst of a warm spell (around 20°C!!!), which made our journey out to the shallows very pleasant...

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Daily Blog 29 July 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, July 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Gloomy skies and a light rain greeted our first trip this morning as we headed out of the harbour at a nice early launch time of 8am. Thankfully the rain ceased...

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Daily Blog 28 July 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, July 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Today we concentrated our efforts around Dyer Island...

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Daily Blog 27 July 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, July 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning’s trip was an interesting one as we tested two dive spots in search of sharks, at Dyer Island and in the shallows...

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Daily Blog 24 July 2017 (Trip 1) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Gansbaai and its surrounding bays are stunning on any given day however it is even more so on days like today with flat seas, clear blue skies and a light, refreshing breeze...

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Daily Blog 23 July 2017 (Trip 1 & 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 24, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Superb sunshine greeted us this morning on our journey out to the shallows, where we dropped anchor and began our wait for our sharks...

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