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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 14 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, June 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

There is no better way to spend your Friday than with some awesome sharks. And the sharks were absolutely incredible today!

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Daily Blog 13 June 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Thursday, June 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The conditions had calmed down considerably since yesterday, with Wednesday weather throwing wind, swell and rain our way, it was great to get back onto sea with the wind dropping to a slight breeze and a much slighter swell with clear skies overhead for the day...

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Daily Blog 11 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

What a FINtastic day!!! We started nice and early today, early enough to catch a beautiful sunrise...

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Daily Blog 10 June 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, June 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful day with Marine Dynamics. We launched today in a bit overcast conditions but as soon as we reached the Shallows it started to clear up

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Daily Blog 09 June 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, June 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first day back on sea after a four day break due to some not so pleasant weather working through the area, the crew were keen, our guests were keen, and we hoped our sharks would be keen too...

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Daily Blog 04 May 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, June 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was an early start for Slashfin's first groups of guests this morning as we tried to make the best of the nice weather gap with a launch onto a calm bay...

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