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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 03 July 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Superb conditions for this morning’s early trip.....

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Daily Blog 02 July 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, July 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We might be a shark cage diving vessel but we were off to a whale of a start today with multiple Southern Right whales spotted as we headed into our anchor site just next to the Islands...

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Daily Blog 01 July 2017 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, July 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched a little later today, leaving the harbour at around 11:00 and anchoring in the shallows. It was a lovely morning on the ocean...

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Daily Blog 29 June 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, June 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We tried our best in the Shallows for three hours before making our way to the Islands...

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Daily Blog 27 June 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Slashfin made its’ way towards the Islands this morning in the hope of finding some White sharks...

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Daily Blog 26 June 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, June 26, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was an early and cold start this morning with the chilly temperatures truly being felt as we headed out onto the water for the day...

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