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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 08 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Roll up roll up, white sharks were plentiful today!

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Daily Blog 07 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, March 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Wild Wednesdays with White sharks!!

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Daily Blog 06 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

While we devotin'...Full time to floatin'

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Daily Blog 05 March 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, March 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Let’s start the week with white sharks!

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Daily Blog 04 March 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, March 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We fin-ished the week off well with beautiful conditions and some nice shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 03 March 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, March 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The stars are veiled… something stirs in the east’ Legolas (2003)...

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