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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 November 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, November 18, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Flat calm start to the day on this first trip, we had a slow start, but our copper sharks joined us in droves...

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Daily Blog 17 November 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With white shark sightings over the last few days, we were keen to get out early and seek them out this morning...

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Daily Blog 16 November 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Would our one sighting of a White shark yesterday afternoon be a positive sign of things to come…we hoped so...

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Daily Blog 15 November 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, November 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This morning’s first trip left a little later than normal so our divers got a bit of a lie in this morning!

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Daily Blog 14 November 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Like we have no control over the wildlife, we have no control over the weather, an unfortunate but true statement...

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Daily Blog 13 November 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, November 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The glossy water was a dream to ride out on to the shallows this morning...

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