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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 09 August 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, August 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

For our first trip we launched from Gansbaai harbour due to the tide...

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Daily Blog 08 August 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, August 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip back on the water after 2 days of bad weather! And what a great trip it was...

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Daily Blog 05 August 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, August 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we headed out for a dawn launch this morning we were all excited to get sharky!

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Daily Blog 04 August 2018 | White Shark Diving In Gansbaai

Saturday, August 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a bright and early start this morning for our first group and crew with the morning chill felt in the air and the sun just starting to rise as we made our way down to the harbour for launch...

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Daily Blog 03 August 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, August 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Well you couldn’t say our first group this morning was not a determined and patient bunch as we set off down to the harbour at dawn...

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Daily Blog 02 August 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, August 02, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With some excellent conditions on the water today all we needed was sharks! And they turned up in force today...

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