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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 08 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, July 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What an exciting morning on the water, we had some fantastic White sharks sightings...

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Daily Blog 07 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, July 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

On the first trip-despite the chilly air temps-we  saw a stunning sunrise...

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Daily Blog 04 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, July 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bright and early start for our divers this morning as we yet again launched from Gansbaai and made our way around Danger Point and to the Islands for some shark cage diving...

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Daily Blog 03 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, July 03, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was good to be back on the sea after three days off due to some not so nice weather conditions...

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Daily Blog 29 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A wild and windy day out on the bay today with an increasing wind seen throughout the day. We headed behind the Islands...

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Daily Blog 28 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back out in the bay today after a day off due to bad weather conditions and whilst the conditions had improved...

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