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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 20 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Saturday, April 20, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

While we had a few showers this morning it did not deter us in our search for sharks!

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Daily Blog 19 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, April 19, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched from Gansbaai harbour this morning due to the low tide and enjoyed a nice ride around Danger Point!

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Daily Blog 18 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, April 18, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

This mornings first trip enjoyed a scenic ride around Danger Point as the tide in Kleinbaai harbour was too low and we used Gansbaai instead...

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Daily Blog 17 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 17, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The tide in our harbour was a bit low this morning...

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Daily Blog 16 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, April 16, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed straight to the shallows this morning in search of sharks...

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Daily Blog 15 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, April 15, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a beautiful morning....

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