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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 13 May 2018 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Down to the water we went in search of sharks this morning...

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Daily Blog 12 May 2018 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Saturday, May 12, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The White sharks were a little slow off the block this morning with our first Great White appearing amongst the Bronze Whalers further on in the trip...

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Daily Blog 11 May 2018 | Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, May 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Four.. Three.. Two.. No we’re not counting down for something...

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Daily Blog 10 May 2018 | Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, May 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

Stunning conditions, sharks right away, and even a stingray. What a wonderful day!

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Daily Blog 07 May 2018 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Monday, May 07, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Sarah Munro-Kennedy (Guiding Biologist)

This time last year there were no sharks in the bay due to two male orcas hunting our white sharks. This year that is far from the case!

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Daily Blog 06 May 2018 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, May 06, 2018 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

This guide had high hopes for her first day back on sea in two weeks as im sure many of our guests did as well, yet you never know what you're going to get when it comes to nature...

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