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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 16 November 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, November 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As soon as we left the harbour this beautiful morning, we passed two Southern Right Whales ....

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Daily Blog 15 November 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

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Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A bright sun was in the sky as Slashfin headed out to sea on flat, flat waters....

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Daily Blog 14 November 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

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Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We left the harbour in the beautiful weather conditions with no wind and the sun shining bright....

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Daily Blog 13 November 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

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Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was once more a flat day....

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Daily Blog 12 November 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

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We headed out this morning onto a flat, flat sea...

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Daily Blog 11 November 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, November 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we headed out towards our dive site at The Shallows as the waves sprayed across the bow of Slashfin....

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