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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 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 21, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a cloudy morning as Slashfin headed out....

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Daily Blog 20 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, December 20, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The sun was blazing in the sky as Slashfin headed out to our dive site ...

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Daily Blog 19 December 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, December 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip headed out into the morning sunshine in anticipation to get sharky!

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Daily Blog 18 December 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

There was a layer of overcast cloud as we set out this morning to our dive site in the Shallows... 

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White Shark Research Priorities

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

White shark experts from across the globe came together to map out the priorities for future research on the species. Our shark biologist, Alison Towner, contributed to this critical paper,

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Lilizela National Award 2018: Best Visitor Experience Marine Adventure

Tuesday, December 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Marine Dynamics is pleased to have received the National Lilizela Award for the second time since 2016.

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