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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 8 May 2019 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, May 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With one trip today we started early to miss the afternoon rain and wind!

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Daily Blog 07 May 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, May 07, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful start to the day as the bays' conditions had calmed down ...

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Daily Blog 06 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, May 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A little sleepy but super excited we started our trip. Even though it was a little choppy coming out of the harbour it was nice and calm at the Shallows, our anchor spot

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Daily Blog 05 May 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 05, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

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Daily Blog 04 May 2019 | Great White Shark Diving in South Africa

Saturday, May 04, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild day out on sea today with some larger swells making for an adventurous journey out to our anchor spot in the Shallows and some wonderful sightings...

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Daily Blog 02 May 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, May 02, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Good morning Gansbaai! We had a golden start to the day with the spectacular sunrise enjoyed over the bay as we made our way into the Shallows...

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