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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 20 October 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, October 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The shallows were calling our name this morning, but unlike overdramatised hollywood mumbojumbo, we went out in search of the white sharks we know and love...

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Daily Blog 19 October 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Why not have a little sleep in today we thought? This also gave us the morning to check the weather conditions...

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Daily Blog 18 October 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 19, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning we headed out a little earlier, and were on the water for 6:30...

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Daily Blog 17 October 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, October 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Slashfin and her crew found themselves back on the water today after two days off due to a storm front...

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Daily Blog 14 October 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, October 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out in super calm conditions this morning, and geared up to get ready for the sharks to show up...

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Daily Blog 13 October 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, October 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Who is up for some shark cage diving and a water-based rollercoaster? The sea was dancing all over the place today with a small swell but some stronger winds, however once on anchor things were actually quite comfortable...

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