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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 26 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, July 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A later start for the first trip today as Slashfin departed the harbour at 10am and headed straight into the Shallows...

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Daily Blog 25 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, July 25, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Our first trip of the day launched with the sunrise and a bit of sprinkling...

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Daily Blog 24 July 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, July 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a sunrise start for Marine Dynamics and its first trip guests today as we navigated our way out of Kleinbaai harbour and into the bay to skies tinged with orange and pink...

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Daily Blog 23 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Sunrises and sharks, a great way to start the day!

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Daily Blog 22 July 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Slashfin launched this morning with a beautiful sunrise from behind the mountain...

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Daily Blog 21 July 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, July 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The wind and swell had dropped over night and we headed out this morning onto a stunning bay...

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