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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 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, December 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

What better way to spend a Friday than out on the water in some nice weather and with amazing White shark sightings...

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Daily Blog 15 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, December 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

It was a perfect day to be at sea. The sea was flat, the sun was shining, and the sharks were out and about!..

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Daily Blog 14 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, December 14, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The water temperature appears to be dropping with waters getting colder and colder with each morning we head out however we must remember that even if we don't like these cooler waters it is infact favourable to the White sharks...

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Daily Blog 13 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, December 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a very early wake up call for our guests today with the boat arriving on anchor at 7am. The sharks didn't appear to mind with the first White shark spotted after only a 20 minute wait...

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Daily Blog 12 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The Slashfin crew were up bright and early this morning to drop our cage and save our anchor spot before driving around Danger Point to meet out first group of shark cage divers in Gansbaai Harbour...

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Daily Blog 11 December 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, December 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Rise and shine shark cage divers! The sun in shining and the sharks are out and about, ready to come see our divers...

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