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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 17 November 2015 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We had another early start at Marine Dynamics today with our first trip launching at 7am...

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MARINE DYNAMICS AT WORLD TRAVEL MARKET 3-5 Nov 2015

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Anwynn Louw (Social Media Manager)

World Travel Market (WTM) in London is the leading global marketing event for the travel industry and attracts over 50 000 visitors from 186 countries...

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Daily blog 16 November 2015 (Trips 1,2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, November 17, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

On the early bird trip this morning we were lucky enough to see 6 white sharks around our cage after a short wait....

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Daily Blog 15 November 2015 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A day of shark cage diving and also a little bit of stingray cage diving is what awaited our passengers today...

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Daily Blog 14 November 2015 (Trip 1, 2 & 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, November 15, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Mike Barron (Biologist)

On the first trip of the day we didn’t have to wait long until our first great white shark showed up around the cage...

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Daily Blog 12 November 2015 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, November 16, 2015 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Wakey wakey shark cage divers...

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