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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 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, August 17, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Whilst our crew and divers were up nice and early this morning it appears the sharks didn't get the memo with an hour wait seen before the first shark arrived. Patience goes a long way with wildlife...

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Daily Blog 15 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 +3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The tides and conditions made for a later start today with Slashfin launching from Kleinbaai at 9:30am. Due to the weather conditions yesterday we could not make it out onto the sea and were all anxious to see how the shark behaviour and activity would be today...

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Daily Blog 13 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, August 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Wakey wakey shark cage divers, it was an early start to this morning's day of trying to catch a glimpse of the curious yet cautious Great White shark...

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

Friday, August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It appears that we are still adjusting to the seasonal and site changes with our shark activity being very touch and go at the moment...

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Daily Blog 11 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, August 12, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A beautiful sunrise started our first trip off perfectly!...

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Daily Blog 10 August 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, August 11, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We couldn’t have asked for a more beautiful day at sea! The sun was shining, the swells were almost nonexistent, and the sharks were curious!...

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