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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 16 March 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, March 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A bright and early start to the day but with a lot of early and not so much bright as we launched right as the sun was trying to make it's way up and the clouds began to clear...

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Daily Blog 15 March 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, March 15, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A very early start today with Dream Catcher the first boat out on anchor in the Shallows with about an hour wait for the first shark to appear and when it did everyday was excited to see it was a big White shark...

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Daily Blog 14 March 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early morning for the guests and crew at Marine Dynamics as we were looking ahead at a day proceeding with increased westerly winds...

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Daily Blog 13 March 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We got out nice and early today on our first trip to get sharky!

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Daily Blog 12 March 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Right back at it again! Here we were all hoping for a great white start to the week.

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Daily Blog 11 March 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, March 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Another beautiful day at sea with sharks!

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