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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 29 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, June 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild day out on sea with some larger and stronger conditions lingering from a storm that passed through the area yesterday, and whilst the boat trip itself may have been a little up and down the shark activity was up the entire time....

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Daily Blog 27 June 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Thursday, June 27, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The calm before the storm as we enjoyed a day of near perfect conditions on sea as we were met with a flat, glass like bay for our two trips...

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Daily Blog 26 June 2019 | Shark Diving in South Africa

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A lovely Wednesday out on sea with a little bit of swell and wind lingering for the entire day but overall a pleasant day to spend on the water....

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Daily Blog 25 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, June 25, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Three white sharks! A bronze whaler, a short-tailed stingray and a Giant Petrel!

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Daily Blog 24 June 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, June 24, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Do sharks complain about Monday? No....

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Daily Blog 23 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, June 23, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another early morning with Marine Dynamics. We started the day with an incredible trip seeing not one but FIVE great white sharks...

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