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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 April 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Sunday, April 16, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Great day with plenty of sharks...

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Daily Blog 15 April 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, April 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It has been two days since we were last on sea due to some not so nice weather conditions so we were not sure what we would experience today however our first trip had our first White shark sighting within 15 minutes...

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Daily Blog 12 April 2017 (Trip 1 + 2) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, April 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

An early morning launch saw us heading out as first boat into a bay blanketed by mist...

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Daily Blog 11 April 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, April 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day launched nice and early and made its’ way into the Shallows in the hopes of seeing a White shark...

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Daily Blog 10 April 2017 Trip (1+2+3) | Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, April 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Partly cloudy day with some westerly wind and good sharks...

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Daily Blog 09 April 2017 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, April 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

An early start this Sunday morning with a launch of 7am out of Kleinbaai Harbour, good news was that the sharks appeared to be up and at ‘em nice and early too...

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