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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 31 August 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

For our first trip today we launched in stunning sunshine and arrived to our anchor site in great time.

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#EpicAnimals

Thursday, August 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

The Two Oceans Aquaruim hosted an #EpicAnimals twitter chat. Our team shared their favourite animals, facts and stories...

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Daily Blog 30 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We headed out this morning bright and early in the hopes of encountering a Great White shark. First on anchor in the bay, we waited patiently...

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Daily Blog 29 August 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, August 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

On our way out to the shallows this morning we encountered a majestic Southern Right Whale gently swimming...

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Daily Blog 28 August 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, August 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful Monday morning to wake bright and early for some White shark cage diving....

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Daily Blog 27 August 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, August 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An early start again this morning, but dolphins!

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