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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 03 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, February 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Bit of a slow start to the day but the sharks did arrive with time as did the stingrays...

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Daily Blog 02 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, February 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The clouds were clearing and the rain slowing down by the time we headed out onto the water this morning. Once on anchor we had close to a 30 minutes wait for the sharks to arrive but within minutes of the first showing up we had another three very close behind...

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Daily Blog 01 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a beautiful day to be out on the water with a warm, sunny day and just a slight breeze to keep things fresh on board. The sharks arrived quickly with only a 15 minute wait for our morning trip...

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Daily Blog 31 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were all interested in seeing what sort of conditions and activity we would be seeing today after a slow weekend with the sharks in the bay and a day off due to some bad weather conditions coming through...

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Daily Blog 29 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, January 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The day was predicted to be a stunner and it truly was with little swell, a light, refreshing wind and clear skies however our sharks appeared to still be in the same mood as yesterday with many of the boats out on the bay struggling to get a sighting of this elusive animal...

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Daily Blog 28 January 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, January 28, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back on the water after a day off due to some heavy weather conditions and the bay looked like a completely different area this morning with the sun shining on a relatively flat sea...

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