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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 06 February 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, February 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Our first trip started overcast with some wind blowing over the bay...

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Daily Blog 05 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Monday, February 06, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Alison Towner (Marine Biologist)

The day started with an incredible first trip. February is notoriously a difficult month for white shark sightings in Gansbaai so we were very pleased to see our first shark arrive within less than 10 minutes of being anchored...

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Daily Blog 04 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, February 04, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This morning started off all doom and gloom with overcast skies that threatened to open up and pour down on us at anytime but it held off and eventually cleared. The sea also had a bit more motion to it today...

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Daily Blog 03 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, February 03, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Bit of a slow start to the day but the sharks did arrive with time as did the stingrays...

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Daily Blog 02 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, February 02, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The clouds were clearing and the rain slowing down by the time we headed out onto the water this morning. Once on anchor we had close to a 30 minutes wait for the sharks to arrive but within minutes of the first showing up we had another three very close behind...

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Daily Blog 01 February 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, February 01, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It was a beautiful day to be out on the water with a warm, sunny day and just a slight breeze to keep things fresh on board. The sharks arrived quickly with only a 15 minute wait for our morning trip...

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