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

Thursday, October 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Today was one of those days that we dream of having every day. It began quickly with a 10 minute wait on our first trip before the first shark arrived..

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Daily Blog 24 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, October 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day launched bright and early and the sharks appeared about 30 minutes after we did...

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Daily Blog 23 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were joined by a father and two sons visiting from Manchester, United Kingdom this morning who have seen the two largest shark species presently known in the world, a Whale shark and a Basking shark, and were hoping to catch a glimpse of the largest predatory shark...

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Daily Blog 22 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, October 23, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

We launched from Kleinbaai harbor this morning with clouds overhead and our fingers crossed for some great white shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 21 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Our guests this morning were met with overcast skies and a light rain as well as some choppy conditions in the bay however the shark activity did not mirror these gloomy conditions but was in fact bright and exciting...

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Daily Blog 20 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, October 21, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

It was a beautiful day today with brilliant sunshine highlighting the sharks as they approached..

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