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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 12 November 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, November 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day was an early one with our Sunday morning guests up and ready to hit the water at 7am...

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Daily Blog 11 November 2017 Trip | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, November 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A beautiful Saturday out on the water today with some of the best conditions we have seen in a while...

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Daily Blog 10 November 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, November 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

As the weekend approaches, we were up and ready early this morning to head out to the shallows... 

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Daily Blog 09 November 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, November 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip saw our current regular visitors show up, the Copper sharks...

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Daily Blog 07 November 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, November 07, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bit of a sleep in for the staff and guests of Marine Dynamics today with later launches due to conditions and tides...

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Daily Blog 6 November 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, November 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The dawn of a new week and we headed out bright and early this morning!

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