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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 February 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, February 11, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Straight to the shallows this morning for our sharks!

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Daily Blog 10 February 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, February 10, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

It was overcast and hazy this morning....

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Daily Blog 09 February 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, February 09, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We left early this morning to our dive site...

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Daily Blog 08 February 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, February 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed out to the shallows this morning with one thing on our mind… Sharks!

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Daily Blog 07 February 2019 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, February 08, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We launched a little later due to wind in the morning, but by the time we arrived at our anchor spot the wind had died down...

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Daily Blog 06 February 2019 | Cage Diving South Africa

Wednesday, February 06, 2019 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We headed straight to the shallows this morning in search of sharks!

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