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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 17 December 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

A morning prediction of rain help true to some extend with some light drizzle that thankfully did not fill the full prediction and did not impact on our trips much at all...

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Daily Blog 16 December 2017 | Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, December 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

We departed a little later this morning, into some lovely sunshine and with sharks on the mind!

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Daily Blog 15 December 2017 | Shark Diving Gansbaai

Friday, December 15, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

WOOOOOOOO White Sharks!

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Daily Blog 14 December 2017 | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Thursday, December 14, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

Slashfin left the harbour with the sun rising, being the first boat on the anchor in the Shallows we hoped for the best of sightings...

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Daily Blog 12 December 2017 | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Tuesday, December 12, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We launched bright and early this morning with the sun peeking through the morning clouds, yet by the time we were on anchor it was a bright and warm morning...

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Daily Blog 11 December 2017 | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Monday, December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

After being off the water for a day due to bad weather we were eager to get sharky this Monday!

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