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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 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, July 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

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Daily Blog 13 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, July 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early morning start for our divers today however it was a beautiful morning with the sky tinged orange and pink as the sun rose...

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Daily Blog 12 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, July 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A overcast morning today however it wasn't long till the clouds started to clear and the sun started to shine through. We had a shark not too long after arrival...

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Daily Blog 11 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, July 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The water in the bay was still and glassy this morning as we headed out on Slashfin towards the Islands...

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Daily Blog 10 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 10, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

There are few people who enjoy waking up very early especially on a Sunday, however this morning was well worth it with a stunning sunrise...

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

Saturday, July 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bright early morning start for the first trips guests as they launched from Kleinbaai at 7:30am and headed in the direction of the islands...

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