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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 December 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, December 29, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With a busy day ahead of us on the shark cage diving boat we headed to the shallows nice and early!

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Daily Blog 28 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 28, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The sun was already shining bright when we headed out to sea...

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Daily Blog 27 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, December 27, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The sun had just risen over the horizon when we headed out to The Shallows....

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Daily Blog 24 December 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, December 24, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip of the morning headed out into a warm and inviting morning...

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Daily Blog 23 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 23, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Launching from Gansbaai harbour this morning is always a great start to the day!

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Daily Blog 22 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, December 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a beautiful day to go shark cage diving. We left the harbour with the shining bright and the water being nice and calm...

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