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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 June 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A great Youth day on the sea with 3 trips and a couple of great sightings...

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Daily Blog 15 June 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | Cage Diving South Africa

Thursday, June 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We had two trips with a couple of big sharks around...

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Daily Blog 14 June 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Wednesday, June 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Great day, great sharks..

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Daily Blog 13 June 2017 Trip 1 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Tuesday, June 13, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

A nice trip with two semi breaches and a smaller white shark who nearly caught himself a bird...

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Daily Blog 10 June 2017 Trip 1 & 2 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Saturday, June 10, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We had two trips tday and both brought with them a couple of new sharks to the bay...

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Daily Blog 09 June 2017 Trip 1 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Friday, June 09, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

The cold front has really upped our game on the shark front...

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