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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 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, October 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Slashfin made it's way around Danger Point early this morning and headed straight into the Shallows to our anchor site...

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Daily Blog 13 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, October 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

After two days not at sea due to bad weather, we were anxious to see the sharks activity levels today...

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Daily Blog 10 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, October 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful start to a Monday morning with flat, calm seas and clear blue skies as the first trip of the week headed out early in the morning to make the most of this glorious day...

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Daily Blog 09 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

When working with wildlife, patience can be tested. Today was one of those days where we had to remember that sometimes animals aren’t as curious as we’d like them to be..

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Daily Blog 08 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, October 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day started off well with sharks around not too long after the boat had arrived in the Shallows....

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Daily Blog 07 October 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, October 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Our morning began with some rain as we made our way down to Kleinbaai harbor...

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