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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 30 October 2016 (Trip 1 +2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, November 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Sunshine, sharks and whales. What more could we ask for?

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Daily Blog 29 October 2016 (Trip 1 +2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

The sharks were out in numbers today, and they were also quite active. Our first trip had a mere 10 minute wait before the iconic “Scarlett” arrived...

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Daily Blog 28 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a later launch for our morning trip today as our first group headed out at 10am...

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White sharks of Gansbaai

Friday, October 28, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The Winter season in the Greater Dyer Island area has come and gone for 2016 and with it some of our best known and studied White sharks...

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Daily Blog 27 October 2016 (Trip 1 +2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Due to the tide, we launched our first trip from Gansbaai harbor today. The sun was peaking out from behind the clouds and our divers were anxious to meet the white sharks..

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Daily Blog 26 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What a beautiful day to spend out on the water and of course diving and watching White sharks. This morning's trip started off well with the first shark spotted only 20 minutes after arrival...

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