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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 27 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai

Wednesday, July 27, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

It looked like our divers were not the only ones affected by the early morning but our sharks as well...

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Daily Blog 25 July 2016 (Trip 1) | White Shark Diving Gansbaai

Monday, July 25, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Marine Dynamics (Shark Cage Diving Company)

Todays trip began with a beautiful ride out to the Geldsteen. After the previous night being quite chilly, it was a perfect sunny day...

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Daily Blog 24 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Diving South Africa

Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

The first trip of the day launched bright and early this morning and headed straight into the Geldsteen. The conditions were nice, especially after days of stronger winds and larger swell...

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Daily Blog 23 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Cage Diving South Africa

Sunday, July 24, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We had the whole bay to ourselves today and all the sharks as well. We arrived infront of the Islands and whilst there was a bit swell and wind around today...

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Daily Blog 22 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2) | Shark Diving South Africa

Friday, July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We left Kleinbaai harbour as a light rain started, this was to be constant throughout the day with some dry patches and a shower here and there however the White sharks don't mind a little bit of water...

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Daily Blog 21 July 2016 (Trip 1 + 2 + 3) | Great White Shark Cage Diving South Africa

Friday, July 22, 2016 | 0 Comments

Author: Kelly Baker (Biologist)

We headed out early this morning after two days off due to some bad weather conditions with the hopes that the sharks were still around and happy to visit us as much as we were to see them...

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