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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 22 April 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched into stunning conditions this morning and arrived to our dive site eager to get to know some of our white sharks...

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Daily Blog 21 April 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, April 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

A picture perfect day for an ocean outing, featuring a Great White Shark...and maybe just a couple more.

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Daily Blog 20 April 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, April 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Pink and purple skies, sharks, stingrays, and seabirds- what a superb way to begin our day!

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Marine Dynamics Wins Silver - Best for Marine Species & Habitat Conservation at ARTRA

Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We walked away with the silver award for "Best for Marine Species and Habitat Conservation". This recognition for the team is a win for our marine species that we work with - notably the endangered African penguin and great white shark. Our community work was also highlighted, especially our DEEP programme. 

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Daily Blog 17 April 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, April 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Tis the season for changes.. or not..

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Daily Blog 16 April 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, April 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

With the sun shining and a breeze blowing, Slashfin launched out of Kleinbaai harbour hopeful for what the day would bring...

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