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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 18 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, October 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As the sun rose over Gansbaai, we headed out on a flat, flat sea....

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Daily Blog 17 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, October 17, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We embarked on 3 epic Shark Cage Diving Excursions today...

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Daily Blog 16 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, October 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A sunshine-y, Bronze Whaler day...

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Daily Blog 15 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, October 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A westerly wind and a wonderful day filled with Copper Sharks and so much more....

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Daily Blog 14 October 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, October 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The first tour of the day was really treated to a diverse and wonderful time on the water...

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Daily Blog 12 October 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, October 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With a South Easterly blowing, we set out in the hopes of catching up with our favourite sharky friends...

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