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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 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 14, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We started our first trip of the day bright and early with some wonderful clouds in the sky and a little bit of spray

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Daily Blog 13 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, April 13, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was a cloudy morning as we headed out to sea....

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Daily Blog 12 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, April 12, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip headed out this morning straight to the shallows!

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Daily Blog 11 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, April 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out bright and early for our first trip to the shallows this morning! And very quickly we had our first copper sharks

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Daily Blog 10 April 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The sun just peaked over the horizon...

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Daily Blog 09 April 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, April 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With one trip this morning we launched a little later to the shallows.

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