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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 1 April 2017 (Trip 1+2+3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, April 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Good shark activity in the mornings, but it slowed down during the day...

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Daily Blog 30 March 2017 (Trip 1+2+3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The morning trip started with a little wait for our Great White sharks...

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Daily Blog 29 March 2017 (Trip1+2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we were escorted by a Sub Antarctic skua to our dive site...

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Daily Blog 28 March 2017 (Trip 1+2+3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, March 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today we launched a little later than yesterday from the Kleinbaai harbour...

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Daily Blog 27 March 2017 Trip 1+2+3 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, March 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today we launched our vessel Slashfin just after sunrise and were heading towards the ‘Shallows’ ...

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Daily Blog 26 March 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A sleep in for our guests and the team here at Marine Dynamics with a 10am launch this beautiful Sunday morning...

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