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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 13 May 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Monday, May 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 12 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

And another stunning day with Marine Dynamics! We launched in the morning with lots of sunshine and calm waters

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Daily Blog 11 May 2019 | Cage Diving in South Africa

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 10 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, May 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched this morning in beautiful conditions with sun shining bright and sea being calm

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Daily Blog 09 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, May 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our first trip of the day in some really beautiful calm conditions...

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Daily Blog 8 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With one trip today we started early to miss the afternoon rain and wind!

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