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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 11 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, June 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We were back on the water after a day off due to some bad weather conditions, however the conditions had carried on a little into today...

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Daily Blog 09 June 2016 (Trip 1) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, June 09, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a wild winters day out in the bay this morning with some increasing North-West winds and some medium sized swell...

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Daily Blog 08 June 2016 (Trip 1) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, June 08, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We had one morning trip today, which is not uncommon at this time of the year as we head into our low season for visitors. However whilst it maybe low season for tourist it its our peak seaon for sharks...

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Daily Blog 07 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, June 07, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning saw our first launch from Kleinbaai in two days with the tide at a level for Slashfin to leave this small and somewhat shallow harbour...

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Daily Blog 06 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, June 06, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This mornings' trip had to launch from Gansbaai harbour due to the tide constraints in our usual launching area of Kleinbaai however the conditons were fantastic...

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Daily Blog 05 June 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, June 05, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Wakey wakey White shark seekers it is time for an early morning shark cage diving trip...

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