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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 30 May 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

With a chill in the air, Slashfin launched just after sunrise from Kleinbaai harbour and we headed out towards the islands..

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Diving Daily Blog 29 May 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, May 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We headed out to sea with the thought in our head that today would be the day...

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Daily Blog 27 May 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Over to the island to try our luck this morning...

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Daily Blog 26 May 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, May 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As Slashfin launched out of Kleinbaai harbour this morning, the sun was shining and we were hoping that maybe better weather would mean a better day, and hopefully also some better luck with sightings...

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Daily Blog 25 May 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, May 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After a few days off the water due to bad weather we were eager to get out this morning and go in search of some sharks...

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Daily Blog 20 May 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, May 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Back to sea for our last trip this week with high hopes that today would be the day that we encountered some sharks...

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