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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 21 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, June 21, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Today in order to beat the coming storm we started our day a bit earlier than usual, but it did pay off with a beautiful sunrise!

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Daily Blog 20 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, June 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our day nice and early with a beautiful sunrise on the horizon, another stunning day at sea, making us forget that it is winter...

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Daily Blog 19 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, June 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our day with a beautiful sunrise! Weather conditions were increble with practically no swell or wind!

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Daily Blog 18 June 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, June 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A stunning day out on the water with one easily mistaking it for a day during our Summer season....

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Daily Blog 17 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, June 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful morning around here! We started our trip with a short ride to Gansbaai harbour as it wasn’t enough water in Kleinbaai...

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Daily Blog 16 June 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, June 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)


Today is exactly how every Sunday should be...bright, clear skies, a slight breeze on the water and sharks! We launched a tad bit later than usual today with tides and conditions dictating a little sleep in for us all...

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