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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 01 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, August 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As we launched out of Gansbaai harbor this morning, due to low tides, we were blessed with a beautiful sunrise as the sun peaked out from behind Gansbaai mountain. A beautiful orange glow reflected off the water and we knew it was going to be another great day at sea...

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Daily Blog 31 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We couldnt have asked for a more beautiful winter day. Our day began with the sun shining and the sound of birds chirping..

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Daily Blog 30 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 31, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was another great day at sea today. Our first trip only had to wait about 5 mintes before the first shark arrived at the boat...

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Daily Blog 29 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, July 30, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Rise and shine shark cage divers its time to board Slashfin! Thankfully the sharks were also up early this morning...

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Daily Blog 28 July 2016 (Trip 1) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, July 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Some bad weather conditions saw Slashfin heading out early this morning with our first and only trip...

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Daily Blog 27 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It looked like our divers were not the only ones affected by the early morning but our sharks as well...

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