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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 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, July 09, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With warm and comforting weather Slashfin launched some minutes late from the Kleinbaai harbour...

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Daily Blog 07 July 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, July 08, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We were up bright and early this morning for our first trip...

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Daily Blog 06 July 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, July 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

With the sun shining, Slashfin launched from Kleinbaai harbour with one thing on our mind: sharks!

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Daily Blog 05 July 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, July 05, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

With a bit of a later launch today we headed out for another awesome day on the water... 

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Daily Blog 04 July 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, July 04, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched into stunning South African sunrise this morning heading straight to the shallows...

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Daily Blog 03 July 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Tuesday, July 03, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

With two days off of sea due to the weather, we were optimistic that the sharks are still in the bay...

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