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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 11 April 2016 Trip 1+2 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we were launching early again...

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Daily Blog 10 April 2016 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was another early start for the crew on Slashfin and our clients, but it was totally worth it... 

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Daily Blog 9 April 2016 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, April 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Go pro owners were happy today -another incredible trip with abundant shark sightings in crystal clear underwater visibility...

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Daily Blog 8 April 2016 Trip 1+2+3 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, April 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning while we were launching from the Kleinbaai harbour we were lucky to see the sunrise, how beautiful...

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Daily Blog 07 April 2016 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, April 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We had an early start this morning. Shortly after arrived at the dive site the sun came up and was shining for us throughout the whole trip.... 

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Daily Blog 6 April 2016 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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